The commitment made by leadership donors enriches teaching, research and student life, and inspires others to follow their example.
Keystone of Concordia’s annual fund
Whether providing a faculty with the ability to bring in guest lecturers or creating scholarships and bursaries to provide students access to higher education, leadership gifts sustain the Campaign for Concordia: NEXT.GEN. NOW and advance Canada’s next-generation university.
Leadership gifts are crucial to the university and impact how we are able respond to financial challenges that arise throughout the academic year.
In 2019-20, 740 donors led the way with Leadership gifts. The combined support from this distinguished group made up 72 per cent of the total funds raised.
Concordia’s Leadership Circles recognize our most generous annual donors:
- Deans' Circle: Donors who make annual gifts of $500 to $1,999
- President's Circle: Donors who make annual gifts of $2,000 or more
Tailor your leadership gift
Here are ways that you can enhance your leadership-level donation and support an area that is meaningful to you:
- Areas to support: Discover an area in the university that fits your philanthropic goals.
- Adopt-a-student: Create an award and help eligible students reach their full potential.
- Make a gift or establish a tribute fund in honour or in memory of a friend, colleague or family member.
Leadership Circle benefits
To show our appreciation for their generosity, our Leadership Circle members enjoy numerous benefits that help them stay connected to the university:
- Advance invitations to select Concordia activities, and access to exclusive events with university leaders
- Special Concordia publications/ newsletters for university donors
- Personalized thank-you messages from Concordia students
- Opportunities to volunteer or share your story as a Community Campaign ambassador
- Dedicated contact person in University Advancement for Concordia-related questions
“I was able to challenge myself and my ambitions through Concordia's Building Engineering program. I created an award for a female student in the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science, to encourage women in STEM.
The award is an expression of gratitude to those who played a role in my education. What better place to pay it forward than with the university that opened the door for me to pursue my passion in engineering.”
— Mercy Quarshie, BEng 11
To discuss your options for making a leadership gift, contact at Brad.Skog@concordia.ca, Principal director, Annual Giving.