Day of Giving: Investing in the success of Black, Indigenous and equity-deserving communities at McMaster

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On Wednesday, May 11, McMaster is hosting its inaugural Day of Giving, the biggest one-day fundraising campaign in the university’s history. Learn more about how to make a gift.

On Wednesday, May 11, McMaster is hosting its inaugural Day of Giving, the biggest one-day fundraising campaign in the university’s history.

Inspired by the university’s ongoing commitment to inclusive excellence, Day of Giving is an ambitious university-wide fundraising campaign focused on supporting Black student excellence, Indigenous priorities and equity-deserving students at McMaster.

Before, on and after Day of Giving, faculty, staff and members of the broader McMaster community can make a gift in support of academic, research, leadership and mentorship programs, financial awards, mental health initiatives and more.

Intended to build on the exceptional work and programming already taking place across campus, Day of Giving was developed in partnership with the African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster, the Black Student Success Centre, the Indigenous Education CouncilIndigenous Student Services, and the Equity and Inclusion Office.

In addition to the three main funds – the Black Student Excellence, Indigenous Priorities and Inclusive Excellence funds – gifts can also be directed to a number of priority funds identified by individual areas and Faculties across campus.

Gifts to any of the identified priority funds will be amplified and will help unlock matching dollars provided by anonymous donors.

Learn more about the three main funds:

Black Student Excellence Fund

Gifts will support student awards and an eco-system of opportunities including mentorship and academic advising, mental health and well-being, financial literacy, and career guidance, which together enrich the Black student experience at all stages.

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Indigenous Priorities Fund 

Gifts will enhance wrap-around supports, creating new opportunities for the Indigenous community on campus to thrive. It will advance four key priorities including, Indigenous research, education, student experience, and leadership and governance, which align with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action.

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Inclusive Excellence Fund

Gifts will support McMaster’s commitment to ensuring the campus community has access to unique resources, supports, and opportunities that promote a diversity of experiences and perspectives and empower students, faculty and staff belonging to equity-deserving communities to flourish.

MAKE A GIFT