On the Campaign Trail | An Update on Impact: The Campaign for York University


The numbers are in. Since its launch in April 2016, Impact: The Campaign for York University has raised a total of $350 million for the University’s programs, student scholarships and facilities across all faculties and schools.

This new milestone pushes the campaign closer to its $500-million goal—and the York community has played a crucial role in stoking the fires of this success. More than 35,000 donors, alumni and friends rallied behind the campaign’s priorities to mobilize new ways of thinking, prepare engaged global citizens and build stronger communities.

In addition to fundraising, the campaign also aims to double the number of alumni engaged in the University and the lives of its students. A record-breaking 75 percent of campaign donors are alumni, and more than 78,000 alumni have participated in York events, communications, benefits, services, mentorships and other initiatives.

“York’s more than 300,000 alumni, who live and work in more than 170 countries, are our University’s most important ambassadors and key players in the future of our institution,” said Jeff O’Hagan, vice-president advancement. “Over the course of the campaign, we have made strong progress towards encouraging, supporting and celebrating alumni philanthropy, building connections between our alumni and our students and strengthening York’s profile through our global alumni network. The success of the University can be measured by the success of our alumni, and as our efforts continue to expand, we will continue to foster a highly connected and engaged alumni community.”

Want to make your own impact on York’s future? To learn more, visit the Impact website.