Day of Giving has enhanced the exceptional work and programming taking place across campus focused on supporting Black student excellence, Indigenous priorities and Inclusive excellence.
We are grateful to the McMaster community for all you have contributed to make #MacDayOfGiving a success!
At McMaster, we believe we can only be successful if everyone in our campus community has what they need to thrive.
On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, we invite you to invest in the success of Black, Indigenous, and equity-deserving students by making a gift in support of academic, research, leadership and mentorship programs, financial awards, mental health initiatives and more.
Gifts of any amount to the identified priority funds will be amplified and will help unlock matching dollars provided by anonymous donors!
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Developed in partnership with the African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster, the Black Student Success Centre, the Indigenous Education Council, Indigenous Student Services, and the Equity and Inclusion Office, McMaster’s Day of Giving builds on the exceptional work and programming already taking place across campus.
What is McMaster’s Day of Giving?
Day of Giving is a community-wide, 24-hour fundraising campaign. McMaster’s Day of Giving is focused on raising funds to support programs and opportunities aimed at empowering students belonging to Black, Indigenous and equity-deserving communities to achieve their goals and enrich their learning experience at McMaster. We invite members of the McMaster community and beyond to invest in Inclusive Excellence at McMaster by making a gift in support of academic, research, leadership and mentorship programs, financial awards, mental health initiatives and more.
Day of Giving is a pan-university initiative. All aspects of the day were developed in close consultation and partnership with the African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster, Black Student Success Centre, Indigenous Education Council, Indigenous Student Services, and the Equity and Inclusion office.
What is Inclusive Excellence, and why is it important?
Inclusive Excellence is an approach that recognizes that a diversity of peoples, perspectives, knowledges, and ways of knowing must be intentionally and authentically engaged to achieve McMaster’s vision for excellence and transformational impact through student learning, scholarly research, and global and local community engagement. At McMaster we are committed to Inclusive Excellence because we know we can only be successful if everyone in our community has what they need to thrive.
What is the Goal?
The objective of Day of Giving is to engage, educate, and unite over 1500 members of the McMaster community by encouraging alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to make a gift in support of a range of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) funds at McMaster, and to participate in events that shine a light on a range of topics related to Inclusive Excellence.
As well, we aim to support and reinforce McMaster’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence by establishing support for EDI initiatives as a fundraising priority. Day of Giving builds on the exceptional work taking place across campus to develop programming and supports for equity-deserving students and is intended to reflect McMaster’s ongoing investment, learning, and commitment in the area of Inclusive Excellence.
How do I decide where to give?
On Day of Giving, we encourage you to direct your gift to Black Student Excellence, Indigenous Priorities, and Inclusive Excellence funds. However, thanks to donor-funded matching funds, gifts made on May 11 to any of the identified priority funds are worth even more. Gifts to any of the identified priority funds will be amplified and will help unlock matching dollars provided by anonymous donors!
Where appropriate, the African-Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster, Black Student Success Centre, Indigenous Education Council, Joint Indigenous Administration Consultation Group, President’s Advisory Committee on Building an Inclusive Community and the Equity and Inclusion Office will advise on spending from these funds.
How can I give?
Gifts can be made online using our secure giving page or phone at 905-525-9140 x24224. No matter how you choose to contribute, all gifts made on May 11 to funds supporting Black student excellence, Indigenous priorities, and Inclusive Excellence will be counted.
Can I make a Day of Giving gift via stock, an estate gift or other planned gift?
Yes. Please contact the Estate Giving and Legacy Planning team at email@example.com for details.
Will 100% of my gift go to my designated area?
Yes. Regardless of the area you choose to support, McMaster makes it a priority to ensure that each donor’s intention is honoured. If you are interested in contributing to a fund that is not listed on our website, please contact our Development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there a minimum donation amount?
No! All gifts, regardless of size, are essential and have a meaningful impact on students, faculty, researchers and the entire McMaster community.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
Yes. A Canadian tax receipt is automatically generated for all online gifts and will be sent to the email you provide when making your gift. Donors who make a gift over the phone or by mail will receive a tax receipt by mail.
Can I create a payroll deduction if I am a McMaster employee?
Yes! You may create a payroll deduction to celebrate Day of Giving and support the university throughout the year. Please use this form to set up a payroll deduction.
I live outside of Canada or the USA – how can I make my gift?
There are multiple ways to give to McMaster if you live outside of Canada or the USA. Learn more here.
I have more questions. Who can I contact?
Please reach out to our University Advancement team at email@example.com. We are always happy to connect!