A simple way to say thanks
The funds you received this academic year were provided by one of McGill’s generous benefactors. The McGill Office of Donor Relations updates McGill’s benefactors annually on the impact that their philanthropy is having on the University. Therefore, we invite you to submit a letter of appreciation to the family or individual who donated the funds that you received. This gives you an opportunity to introduce yourself and thank these benefactors. It also demonstrates to the donor the importance of their support.
Update your donor
If you have received the same bursary several times and have already submitted a thank you letter in the past, consider sending your donor a brief update. Donors are happy to hear about the progress and success of the students they help support.
Show your appreciation
The letter should include a clear statement of thanks to the donor(s). Some suggestions of other information to incorporate into your note are:
- How the funds helped you achieve academic success this year;
- How the funds helped relieve financial pressure or reduce your debt;
- Your program of study or courses taken;
- Your academic goals and aspirations;
- Why you chose to study at McGill;
- Any relevant personal information that you wish to share with the donor.
The Office of Donor Relations will print your letter on McGill letterhead and mail it to the family or individual. Note: By submitting this form, I authorize the McGill Office of Donor Engagement and Stewardship to share my name, year of study and thank you letter with donors, for the purpose of acknowledging gifts in support of the University. By submitting your letter you consent to the above.