Gift Planning

What Will Your Legacy Be?

Gift Planning to Arts & Science

Leaving a charitable gift in your estate plans to the Faculty of Arts & Science provides an opportunity to establish a personal and meaningful legacy. Your future gift could help support bright and talented students pursuing their academic goals, drive innovative research and continue to build a world that is healthy, sustainable and inclusive for generations to come. Explore the options below and contact our team to discuss your intentions.

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A will is the central document and pillar of estate planning. You can make a gift within your will, also known as a bequest, for a specific dollar amount, an item (specific gift), or for a share or a percentage of your estate (residual gift).

Retirement Funds

Plan for a bright future with your RRSPs and RRIFs — and plan for the future of the University. The University of Toronto can be named as a direct beneficiary of Registered Retirement Savings Plans (RRSPs) and Registered Retirement Income Funds (RRIFs).

Life Insurance

You can make a monumental difference in an affordable way now while building up a significant future legacy. Paid over time, a modest annual life insurance premium can result in a significant future legacy to a cause important and meaningful to you.

Stocks & Securities

You can benefit from tax reductions when you donate appreciated public securities. Donating appreciated public securities either during your lifetime or through your will is a tax-smart way to support the University of Toronto.

Gifts In Kind

Includes a wide range of non-cash donations and tangible personal property. These gifts require an independent appraisal to determine their fair market value. Please consult with our office before arranging this type of gift to ensure alignment with the University of Toronto's academic priorities.

Other Options

If none of these options sound right for you, there are also charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and gifts of residual interest. Please reach out to our team to learn more and discover what option might best suit your needs.



Becky FallisFor more information on these options, and to learn about the tax benefits of giving, please reach out to:

Becky Fallis
Senior Development Officer
Faculty of Arts & Science, Advancement



Brendan Shuttleworth

“I would like to thank the Mandl family for investing in the future of knowledge, by investing in the journey that amateur mathematicians, such as myself, embark upon. Together, with the support of the Mandl family, we are able to push our collective understanding of mathematics and science as a whole.”

Brendan Shuttleworth received the Paul Mandl Graduate Scholarship in Mathematics in August 2022 thanks to an estate gift from Paul Mandl and Elsje Mandl.