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Recognizing our donors

Part of what makes the University of Waterloo an outstanding institution is the commitment that leaders like you have made to support the University's students, academic programs, and research. Your gifts provide vital support to innovative learning, research, and discovery.

1957 Society

The University of Waterloo's 1957 Society recognizes donors whose cumulative gifts have reached $100,000 or more. Members of this prestigious society play a pivotal role in shaping the University's future.

Laurel Society

Established in 1998, the Laurel Society honours individuals who indicate they are giving a planned or deferred gift such as a bequest, life insurance, or charitable gift annuity.

Circle Program

To honour the exceptional commitment of our donors, the University has created special recognition circles for those who give annually.


"Your generous support is helping Waterloo build a better future for Canada and the world. Thank you."

Feridun Hamdullahpur, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Waterloo