This story is one of many that reveal the extraordinary legacy of Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto, which ended on December 31, 2018. Read more inspiring stories of impact and discover why more than 100,000 people came together to make the Boundless campaign an historic success.
As we celebrate the conclusion of Boundless: the Campaign for the University of Toronto, we are immensely grateful for the more than 100,000 individuals worldwide who came forward to support our efforts.
At the heart of this community of supporters is a group of outstanding philanthropists whose vision and generosity led U of T’s efforts to raise more than $2.641 billion—making Boundless the most successful philanthropic campaign in Canadian history.
U of T President Meric Gertler has high praise for the University’s most dedicated volunteers, generous donors and respected community leaders: “These outstanding individuals transformed our university through their giving and helped U of T faculty and students realize their greatest ambitions. With their generosity, they helped advance U of T’s position as a global leader in research, an engine of local and national prosperity, and a forceful voice in addressing the global challenges that lie ahead.” Continue reading
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Committed to working with the University, these supporters helped expand U of T’s leadership in fields as diverse as architecture and urban design, astronomy and astrophysics, global affairs, high performance sport, Indigenous health and education, innovation and entrepreneurship, medical psychiatry, regenerative medicine, and so much more.
From conquering disease to mitigating climate change to navigating humanity’s future in the age of artificial intelligence and bioengineering, these visionary benefactors are helping U of T engage more deeply with the most consequential issues of our time.
These visionary donors helped us meet our original target of $2 billion ahead of schedule, and many of them served as advisors to the campaign, encouraging us to expand the campaign goal to $2.4 billion in order to seize on new opportunities inspired by the University’s priorities. The campaign’s momentum, impact and record-breaking finish speak to their remarkable generosity and dedication.
“The Boundless campaign has been a wonderful journey,” says David Palmer, Vice-President, Advancement. “We were so fortunate to be joined by the most generous and passionate philanthropic leaders in Canada. Our success is a real testament to the value and the power of transformational giving. It’s what happens when a community of like-minded leaders rallies around a common set of universal goals and aspirations.”