Planned Giving

The legacy gift you leave to the University of Ottawa will nurture and inspire tomorrow’s leaders, contribute to life-changing education and research, and make a lasting impact on future generations.

students who are the recipient of the Murray Brown Estate Gift talking with Mr. Brown’s cousin

What is planned giving?

Planned giving is the process of planning your charitable donations in advance. This allows you to achieve your philanthropic goals while maximizing your social impact, tax benefits, and other financial advantages.

A planned gift can benefit donors and their families, as well as the University of Ottawa and its students, long into the future.

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Gérald et Solange McNeely
Heritage News

Shaping the next generation of social workers.

Solange and Gerald McNeely each had over forty-year careers in social work and were passionate about advocating for their profession. In 2006, they created the Bourse Solange-et-Gérald-McNeely de service social, a scholarship that aims to help the next generation of Francophone social workers.

Impact Stories

Craig Haynes

An opportunity to pay it forward

Craig Haynes has been giving both his time and money to the University of Ottawa, the place that he says encouraged him to aim high. Both the scholars…
Marie des Anges Loyer

Furthering good through knowledge

Marie des Anges Loyer worked closely with her financial adviser and the Development Office to find a way to achieve her ambitious philanthropic goals …
Anna Maria Guidara and Roger Brault

Globe-trotting MDs left a legacy of compassion

Enveloped by staggering amounts and degrees of suffering at home and around the world, my wife and I had a burning desire to do something that would l…
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Make an impact

“Seeing people succeed and spread their wings is so very gratifying; it’s much more satisfying than seeing your portfolio grow!”

Gérald McNeely

— uOttawa donor

Legacy giving advice

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Charitable giving and life insurance

Read a financial planner’s advice on the various ways to donate an insurance policy to a charitable organization.
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The importance of a will and a power of attorney

Estate planning advice from our alumnus, Sébastien Desmarais.
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Why you need a will

A will allows you to donate money to your charities and other non-profit organizations and institutions.

For more information about leaving a gift in your will or other types of planned gifts, please get in touch. You may also consult our FAQ page to find answers to common questions. 

If you have already left us a gift in your will, please let us know to help us plan for the future and ensure we can honour your wishes and allow us to recognize your generosity in our prestigious Heritage Circle.

Thank you,
The Planned Giving Team

Team contact

Claude Drouin

Manager - Planned Giving

Tel.: 613-617-3547
Toll-free: +1-888-352-7222 ext. 4140
[email protected]

Sylvain Ladouceur

Manager - Planned Giving

Tel.: 343-997-5731
Toll-free: +1-888-352-7222 ext. 8758
[email protected]

Planned Giving

190 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, ON Canada
K1N 6N5

Tel.: +1 613-562-5800 ext. 3417
Toll-free: +1 888-352-7222
[email protected]