Through its expanded $2.4‑billion fundraising goal, the Boundless campaign will pursue critically important initiatives inspired by the University’s Three Priorities and channel the immense power and talent of our community to imagine a brighter future for our city, our country and our world.
The Boundless campaign for the University of Toronto is a transformational fundraising effort that embodies the University of Toronto’s bold vision for the future. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and friends, the Boundless campaign surpassed its original $2‑billion goal ahead of schedule. Building on this generous support and momentum, the University expanded the campaign to raise an unprecedented $2.4 billion for initiatives inspired by the University’s Three Priorities and emerging ideas from across our three campuses.
Building on our success to date, we will seize on new opportunities to strengthen our role in civic and global society, provide a transformational undergraduate learning experience, pave the way for game-changing startups and new industries, drive breakthroughs in health care, and create the knowledge that illuminates humanity. Together, we can reimagine the world.
Accordion Toggle Towards a new horizon of impact
When the Boundless campaign publicly launched in November 2011, our community set an ambitious goal to raise $2 billion for the University’s highest priorities. Since that time, our alumni and friends have supported hundreds of vital initiatives that are changing the lives of students and contributing to the health and vibrancy of our society.
The outstanding response to the campaign is transforming every aspect of our tri-campus community. To date, we have received $316 million for student scholarships and programs, $203 million for faculty support, $660 million for groundbreaking research centres and initiatives, $523 million for critical infrastructure projects, and $356 million in philanthropic research grants. This rising tide of support has coincided with a surge in alumni participation, pride and affinity at home and around the globe.
Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of our community,we surpassed our $2‑billion goal in June 2016—six months ahead of schedule. Thousands of alumni and friends from around the world helped us reach this milestone, which is unprecedented in Canadian philanthropic history. Their generosity and shared belief in the University’s mission have elevated our standing among the world’s best universities and lifted our sights to a new horizon of excellence and impact.
Accordion Toggle A bold vision for the future
Through its three priorities, the University has articulated a bold vision for the future. By leveraging our location in one of the world’s most diverse and economically dynamic regions, we will strengthen our role within the city to the mutual benefit of the University and the residents of the Greater Toronto Area. Through strong international partnerships with leading institutions around the world, we will increase our capacity to address global issues and create new opportunities for students to benefit from an internationalized learning experience. By reimagining undergraduate education, we will ensure our students have all of the creative, analytical and collaborative skills necessary to compete in the global economy and succeed well beyond graduation.
This vision, combined with the success and momentum of the campaign to date, is inspiring our community of supporters and our senior academic leadership to pursue compelling and transformational initiatives that we could not have even imagined five years ago when we launched Boundless.
To capitalize on our momentum and seize on new opportunities, the University, with the unanimous support of our principals, deans and volunteer campaign leadership, has decided to extend the Boundless campaign goal to $2.4 billion.
Accordion Toggle Expanding our campaign goal to $2.4 billion
Having surpassed our original $2 billion goal, the campaign will now focus on funding critically important initiatives inspired by the University’s three priorities and emerging ideas from across our three campuses. With the support of our community, the expansion will engage every division of our University in an exciting agenda that will strengthen U of T’s role in society in the 21st century.
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