The Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Surgery is the best in Canada and the fourth best in the world according to the 2020 edition of the research-focused Best Global Universities Rankings. Investing in the Department of Surgery is an opportunity for unique, immediate and long-term impact on faculty, trainees and on healthcare both locally and globally.

When you give to the Department of Surgery, you are helping current and future generations of surgical residents, fellows, researchers and faculty improve patient health and develop new surgical treatments.


Make your gift to the Department of Surgery online. You will receive an immediate email confirmation with your tax receipt attached. Every gift is sincerely appreciated.

Monthly Gifts

Monthly gifts are a great way to demonstrate your ongoing support for the Department. Your contribution provides a steady source of support for emerging opportunities such as cutting-edge research and student awards.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities receive two tax savings: a tax credit and zero capital gains inclusion on the disposition of the securities. These savings make appreciated securities a very tax-effective way to support the department.

Matching Gifts

If you or your spouse work for a matching gift company, your contribution could have twice the impact. To see if your company has a matching gift program, consult your Human Resource department or check online.

Planned Giving

Planned giving allows you to plan future gifts to maximize tax and other benefits, while leaving a legacy that will transform lives. Many options exist for charitable gift planning including: bequests in your will, cash gifts, stock transfers, gifts of RRSPs or RRIFs and life insurance policies.

Personal Touch

Call Effy (Stephanie) Ordon, Senior Development Officer, at 647-221-7596 or email her at

By Mail

Office of Advancement
Faculty of Medicine
6 Queen’s Park Crescent West,
Toronto, ON  M5S 3H2

Attn: Effy Ordon

Please make cheques payable to the University of Toronto.


Recognizing Your Support

Presidents' Circle

Since 1977, the Presidents’ Circle has honoured donors whose commitment to the vision and leadership of U of T’s Presidents — present and past — has enabled the university to achieve prominence in Canada and internationally.

Commemorating the University’s Royal Charter of 1827, all individuals with annual gifts of $1,827 or more and corporations with annual gifts of $10,000 or more receive special acknowledgement as welcomed members of the Presidents’ Circle.

King’s College Heritage Society

Since 1992, U of T has welcomed hundreds of individuals to the King’s College Circle Heritage Society, which recognizes alumni and friends who have remembered the University through a provision in their will or another form of planned gift commitment.

Members of the King’s College Circle Heritage Society lead by example. The University is honoured by the support of these remarkable individuals, whose boundless leadership is truly making a lasting difference to our students, our educators and our innovators.

Faculty of Medicine Events

Donors to the Faculty of Medicine are invited to exclusive events, including our annual Student Showcase event in the spring, which features exciting work by our students and trainees.



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Get Involved

Our alumni get involved as valued mentors, committed volunteers and exceptional donors. You’ll find many ways to stay engaged with the Faculty — whether you’re an MD graduate, a former resident, or fellow.

University of Toronto Alumni

Your unique relationship with U of T doesn't end when you graduate. In fact, this is the beginning of a life-long connection. Stay connected to your alma mater!