University Advancement


To sustain and enhance the University’s academic mission, leadership, and worldwide impact, by meaningfully engaging alumni, friends and other constituents, building mutually beneficial relationships of increasing value and satisfaction over time.


To become Canada’s primary destination for philanthropic, volunteer, and advancement leaders.


The Division of University Advancement promotes and upholds the University of Toronto’s mission by engaging its worldwide community of alumni and friends in support of its top academic priorities. Our alumni are among our greatest ambassadors. There are now more than a half-million U of T graduates, achieving stellar success, pushing intellectual boundaries, and making a difference at the University, in their neighbourhoods and across the globe.

Working closely with the University’s academic leadership, its staff and students, alumni and volunteer leaders, and donors, University Advancement leads and coordinates alumni relations and fundraising efforts across the University. Our uniquely integrated structure encourages each division, department or college to bring its particular strengths and expertise to the common cause of advancing the University’s reputation as a global leader in academic research, innovation and learning across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the professions. Our staff aspires to the highest standards of achievement and accountability for advancement professionals.

Boundless: The Campaign for the University of Toronto is setting a new high watermark for philanthropy for the University and higher education in Canada. Support for Boundless is having an impact on every area of the University. With its historic $2 billion goal, the campaign is fuelling vital work and opening up new possibilities for impact. Thousands of students are benefitting from scholarships and fellowships. Endowed chairs and professorships are enabling important discoveries. Exciting capital projects are creating new spaces for research, study and collaboration. Supporters across the globe are reconnecting with U of T to address the issues they care about. Together, we are addressing the most important challenges of our time and preparing a new generation of global leaders for success in a borderless world.

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