The Boundless campaign is revealing new possibilities for global relevance and impact
Posted on December 8, 2016
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An extraordinary 94,736 alumni and friends have contributed to the Boundless campaign. These vital donations are helping U of T compete with the world’s best universities, pursue path-breaking ideas, and uphold its commitment to excellence, innovation and financial accessibility. At the same time, Boundless has inspired a surge in alumni engagement, pride and affinity at home and around the globe.
BROAD AND DIVERSE GIVING
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
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Building on more than a century of philanthropic tradition at U of T, our community of supporters is helping to elevate every aspect of the University at a time when traditional forms of support are constrained, and global competition for talent and ideas is intensifying.
Through the Boundless campaign, our donors are creating countless opportunities for students, transforming our colleges, faculties and campuses, and fuelling vital research and teaching that will strengthen our society.
The Boundless campaign has raised $316 million for student scholarships and programs. This investment is helping us deliver a powerful student experience by funding more than 3,400 scholarships, as well as student-focused initiatives such as experiential learning, international internships, research opportunities and more.
The University has received $203 million for faculty support during the Boundless campaign. This investment is funding more than 80 chairs and professorships, which ensures we can attract and retain the very best people for key research initiatives across our three campuses.
Our donors have contributed more than $660 million for groundbreaking research centres, initiatives and programs during Boundless. These investments are allowing our students and faculty to rigorously pursue knowledge and innovation for a healthier, more sustainable and prosperous future. The University has also received more than $356 million in philanthropic research grants during the campaign.
The Boundless campaign has raised $523 million for more than 25 critical infrastructure projects across our three campuses. More than just bricks and mortar, these capital projects are crucibles for societal impact, bringing leading thinkers together and offering vital spaces for research, teaching, discovery and learning.
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The Boundless campaign surpassed its $2‑billion goal in June 2016—six months ahead schedule—thanks to the steadfast commitment and enthusiasm of our community.
With every gift, every initiative supported, every scholarship created, every student whose life we’ve transformed, we have been inspired to set our sights higher and go beyond what we thought was possible. Building on this incredible momentum, we are now in a position to contemplate even greater levels of ambition and impact for the University.
To capitalize on our success and seize new opportunities, the University, with the unanimous support of our principals, deans and volunteer campaign leadership, has decided to expand the Boundless campaign goal to $2.4 billion. This expansion will help fund critically important initiatives inspired by the University’s Three Priorities of leveraging our urban location more fully, strengthening key international partnerships and reimagining undergraduate education.
Generations of alumni, supporters, faculty and students have all played their part in making the University of Toronto the globally influential institution we know today. Together, this community is overcoming barriers to prosperity and understanding, educating the next generation, pursuing innovation, and reimagining what’s possible. Thanks to the remarkable generosity and engagement of our alumni and friends, the Boundless campaign has played a vital role in raising the University to a new level of excellence and impact.