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Your legacy inspires the future.

Savitri Ahuja

Family creates award to honour a teacher who transformed lives 

For Savitri Ahuja, educating others was much more than a personal passion and rewarding career. Over the many decades she practised in her birth country of India and adopted country of Canada, teaching was a compassionate act of service to humanity, her way to empower others to improve their circumstances and achieve their dreams. 

Melody Pal

Helping 'B' students succeed

When it comes to giving to support higher education, Melody Pal (BA '85) says its time to be more inclusive of 'B' students.

Most financial awards offered by universities and colleges are open to applicants who have a strong academic record, but Melody believes other students shouldn't be left out.

Harvey Skinner

Founding Health Dean wants to empower change agents

Good health depends on leaders who are empowered to put bright ideas into action, and few people understand this better than the founding Dean of York University’s Faculty of Health, Harvey Skinner.  

Don Levy

Shaping your retirement future

For most people, retirement is tied to a magic age. We often hear ‘when I reach age 65, I want to retire’. For others it could be age 55, 60, or 70. Some may never plan to retire until they are forced to, often by health, or other circumstances. 

What does retirement mean to you? 

Prof. C. Jane Banfield

Law and Society program founder bestows gift

Professor C. Jane Banfield wore a proud smile when the first class of five students graduated from York’s Law & Society Program in 1976. After her passing in 2016, Jane’s devotion to York will now be permanently expressed through the C. Jane Banfield Scholarships.


For more information, or if you’ve already remembered York University in your Will and wish to join York’s special White Rose Legacy Circle, please contact:

Marisa Barlas
Associate Director of Advancement,
Gift Planning

York University
West Office Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON Canada M3J 1P3

Charitable Registration Number/
11930 6736 RR0001

The information provided in this newsletter is based on Canadian regulation and is general in nature. It does not constitute legal or financial advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We strongly encourage you to seek professional legal, estate planning and/or financial advice before deciding upon your course of action. For the purpose of legal documents, including Wills, our name is York University.