McGill Twenty-First Century Fund
McGill Surpasses
$200 Million Goal
Final Total

John Cleghorn salutes volunteers

A small army of volunteers, an abundance of faith and goodwill, and one great cause helped propel McGill's Twenty-First Century Fund over the top. Led by John Cleghorn, BCom'62, Chair of the Royal Bank of Canada, McGill made a powerful and eloquent case for support. The first two phases of the fundraising program completed, Cleghorn's team can direct their attention to meeting their remaining goals.

"Five years ago, McGill took a bold and ambitious step toward securing McGill's place as a leading university. Today, we give thanks to all who contributed."

-John Cleghorn

Campaign Cabinet:
Back row: Hugh G. Hallward, BA'51, Chair, University Leadership Division; R. James McCoubrey, BCom'66, Chair, Regional Division; Derek A. Drummond, BArch'62, Chair, Campus Community Division; Purdy Crawford, Chair, Primary Division; Herbert E. Siblin, BCom'50, Chair, Major Division
Front row: Richard W. Pound, BCom'62, BCL'67, Chair, Board of Governors; John E. Cleghorn, BCom'62, Campaign Chair; Bernard J. Shapiro, BA'56, LLD'88, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
Gail L. Johnson, BA'63, Chair, Faculty Advisory Board Division
Irene Bloemraad, BA'95, MA'96, tells donors how a Greville Smith Scholarship attracted her to McGill and how the Dr. and Mrs. Max Stern Fellowship allowed her to finish her master's degree with full concentration. She is now a doctoral student in sociology at Harvard studying ethnic immigration issues PHOTO: NORMAND BLOUIN

Principal Bernard Shapiro, Herbert Black, and former Principal David Johnston, who began the campaign

Athletic endeavours: The new Fieldhouse houses an indoor track and tennis courts, varsity training room and medical clinic
Priority: Students

Achieved: $50.49 million
McGill donors threw their support behind students, enabling McGill to attract the best and the brightest through increasing the number and value of scholarships. A bequest from Hugh Brock, BEng'28, for example, upgraded 180 scholarships. The number of graduate fellowships doubled from 115 to 230 with donors ranging from Hydro Quebec to the estate of Hugh MacLennan.

Some donors believe that a healthy mind is best supported by a healthy body. The $28 million athletics complex includes the Seagram Sports Science Centre, Tomlinson Hall, the McGill Sport Medicine Clinic, the Weider Varsity Weight Room, the Winsor Varsity Clinic, and the John and Pattie Cleghorn Hyperbaric Treatment and Research Unit.

Priority: Teaching and Research

Achieved: $79.80 million
The trend toward reinforcing the importance of teaching was supported overwhelmingly by donors, who gave three times the initial goal for this priority! A $1-million gift by the Royal Bank of Canada enables the McGill Centre for University Teaching and Learning to train McGill professors and develop new and creative teaching methods.

From the study of pain to understanding human genetics, 16 new endowed chairs were established including the E.P. Taylor Chair in Pain held by Dr. Ronald Melzack, BSc'50, MSc'51, PhD'54; the Jeanne and J.-Louis Lévesque Chair in Cancer Research; the Alva Chair in Human Genetics held by Dr. Charles Scriver, BA'51, MD'55; the Abner Kingman Chair in Liberal Arts; the Imasco Chair in MIS in honour of Paul Paré, BCL'49; and most recently, the Cleghorn Chair in Management Studies, occupied by Henry Mintzberg, BEng'61.

The Charles R. Bronfman family has breathed new life into Canadian studies at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada with an $11.775 million commitment.

Research at Macdonald Campus is flourishing with a modern research greenhouse which received support from the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, Mrs. David M. Stewart, Mr. G. Stewart Brown, Pfizer Canada Inc., Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd., the R. Howard Webster Foundation and Macdonald faculty and staff. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada provided state-of-the-art research equipment.

Faculty & Staff (non-Alumni)$1,583,052
Estates (non-Alumni)$21,525,012
Estates (Alumni)$4,177,903
Priority: Libraries

Achieved: $11.98 million
Acquiring new books and preserving the old were clear campaign objectives. McGill begins a new chapter in the restoration and conservation of its vast collection of knowledge. The Birks Foundation's $250,000 gift will be shared between the departments of Rare Books and Religious Studies.

The Campaign also enabled McGill to purchase new books and manuscripts, as well as to upgrade the University Libraries' computer technology. The Humanities and Social Sciences Library and the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library share a $3 million campaign gift from the R. Howard Webster Foundation. Meanwhile, Seymour Schulich, BSc'61, MBA'65, donated $1,000,000, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, $500,000, and Sun Life Assurance, $300,000, for collections.

Priority: Equipment and Renewed Space

Achieved: $9.76 million
Xerox Canada gave $670,000 in funds and equipment to set up McGill's Papermaking Chemistry Laboratory in the Pulp and Paper Research Centre. The Post-It NotesÅ giant, the 3M Company, made a $285,000 (U.S.) contribution to provide laboratory equipment for the new M.H. Wong Building, audiovisual equipment for classrooms, and a self-serve book checkout machine for the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library.

A $305,000 (U.S.) commitment from the Vernon K. Krieble Foundation will expand the chemistry computing laboratory in the Faculty of Science. The Moyse Hall Costume Workshop underwent major renovations, thanks to a $200,000 gift from Mrs. W.P. (Billie) Wilder, BA'51.

The Faculty of Engineering's amphitheatres in the McConnell Building will get modern acoustic and audio-visual equipment and new seating, thanks to $500,000 from the Noranda Foundation. The contribution was made in honour of Alfred Powis, BCom'51, Noranda Inc. Chair.

Priority: New Construction

Achieved: $29.33 million
The M.H. Wong Building represents the biggest burst of construction the campus has seen in a decade. The new $33 million six-storey building will house the departments of Chemical Engineering and Metallurgy, and some units of Physics and Chemistry. An $8 million gift from the estate of Man Hung (Jimmy) Wong, BArch'81, a Hong Kong native, anchored the project. Additional support came from an anonymous $1.5 million gift from another Hong Kong graduate, and contributions came from foundations and corporations, such as the Macdonald Stewart Foundation, TransCanada Pipelines, Praxair Canada, Shaw Industries, John Starr, Pratt & Whitney, Petro-Canada, QIT-Fer et Titane Inc., the John Labatt Foundation, and Rio Algom. The governments of Canada and Quebec also contributed.

Major contributors to the new $11 million Law Library include Mr. Nahum Gelber, Q.C., BA'54, BCL'57, Senator Alan A. MacNaughton, Q.C., BA'26, BCL'29, LLD'92, the Mitzi and Mel Dobrin Family Foundation, the Helsam Foundation, McCarthy Tétrault, the Gelmont Foundation, and the Law Students' Association.

The design for the proposed $29.5 million Music Pavilion won The Canadian Architect magazine's 1994 Award of Excellence. The Campaign raised $6 million towards the project.

John Dealy, Dean of Engineering, in front of the new M.H. Wong Building
Emerging Priorities

Achieved: $19.81 million
Some donors have asked McGill to choose where best to use their funds, and hence an additional category was created. Some $3.4 million was designated toward the Dean's Development Fund, allowing for projects not covered by the operating budget. For instance, Management will augment the Applied Investment Program where students invest real money (return to date: 6.2 percent). All gifts will be directed to campaign priorities.

For a full campaign report, contact Daniel Chonchol at (514) 398-2897 (phone), (514) 398-7362 (fax), or (email). A limited number of copies are available.