In Memory & In Honour Giving

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A commemorative gift is a meaningful way to express your lasting affection and gratitude for a friend, relative or colleague while at the same time, supporting Queen's University. The commemorative giving program features two components, Memorial Gifts and Honorary Gifts.

For more information on this program, please contact our Program Manager, Commemorative Giving Emily Mackwood, 613-533-2060 ext 78959.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts are a special way to honour a friend or a loved one who has passed away.  

Any type of gift can be designated as a memorial gift and can be made in support of any program or project at Queen's University that is close to your heart.

In some instances, families identify specific funds where they would like memorial gifts to be designated. 

To make a memorial gift, please visit the Give to Queen's site (you can enter the memorial information during checkout). With your consent, the family will be notified of your thoughtful tribute, which includes your name and address (amount is not disclosed). 

For more information on this program, or on establishing a memorial fund, please contact our Program Manager, Commemorative Giving, Emily Mackwood, 613-533-2060 ext 78959.

Honorary Gifts

What better way to honour someone’s birthday, graduation, retirement or any special occasion than through an honorary gift to Queen’s University? 

Any type of gift can be designated as a honorary gift and can be made in support of any program or project at Queen's University.

To make a honorary gift, please visit the Give to Queen's site (you can enter the honorary information during checkout). With your consent, the honouree will be notified of your thoughtful tribute, which includes your name and address (amount is not disclosed). 

For more information on this program, or on establishing an honorary fund, please contact our Program Manager, Commemorative Giving, Emily Mackwood, 613-533-2060 ext 78959.

Obituary Announcements

For obituary announcements, we suggest the following language, which can be tailored to your needs:

Memorial contributions may be made to Queen's University. You can make your gift online at www.givetoqueens.ca or, please send a cheque payable to Queen's University and kindly direct your contributions to (fund of your choice) in memory of (name of your friend/loved one) in the memo field of the cheque.  Please mail to:

Commemorative Giving
Office of Advancement
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6

For gifts from non-Canadian residents, please see Give from Far Away

Queen's Alumni Review Obituary

If you would like to include a note or obituary in an upcoming issue of the Queen’s Alumni Review, Keeping in Touch section, please forward by email to review@queensu.ca, or by calling 1-800-267-7837 Ext 77016.  If you would prefer to send the information by mail, please forward to:

Keeping in Touch Notes
Queen's Alumni Review
University Communications
Queen's University
74 University Ave., Suite 151
Kingston Ont. K7L 3N6

If you would like to send a photo, the Alumni Review staff will return it to you once they have copied it for the publication.    

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Establish a Named Fund

You can create a tribute to a friend, relative or colleague by establishing a named fund at Queen’s.
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Dedicate a Bench or Tree

Create a lasting tribute to honour a loved one or role model, or to celebrate an anniversary or life achievement through a bench or tree dedication.