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Trent University Legacy Campaign

What will your legacy be?

 As human beings, we all share a similar dream: to have what we do in this life matter, to make a difference (however small), and to be remembered when we are gone.

We also share something else – the ability to make that dream a reality, to leave something behind that speaks about who we are and what we believe in.

The question is… what do you want your legacy to be? 

Ask anyone whose life has been transformed by Trent and they will answer the same – to enable Trent University to continue inspiring and educating students for generations to come.

A gift through your estate can do just that.  Beyond providing unrestricted support in areas of greatest need, past estate gifts have made a difference in academic programs, student awards and bursaries, the library, athletics, equipment needs, campus beautification, and so much more.  

Looking to the future, legacy gifts are vital to Trent’s sustainability. But legacy giving is about more than just finite resources. With security comes the freedom to dream.  A gift through your estate will help build academic programs, support ground-breaking research, and open doors for future generations of students from across Canada and around the world.  It will ensure that the Trent you know and love continues to inspire students, faculty, staff and members of the local and global community for generations to come.

In the words of Trent’s first president, Professor THB Symons, “a university is a growing, living legacy – and it needs all kinds of support.” The legacy of Trent, of course, is no exception.

To learn more about leaving your legacy at Trent University through an estate gift, please contact Donna Doherty, Senior Development Officer at  or 705 748 1011 ext 7208.




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Dr. Don Tapscott
Ana P. Lopes
Erica Cherney
Professor Frederick Hagar
Dr. Charles Omole
Fern Rahmel
Professor Tom Symons
Professor John Wadland
Michael Nolan
Margie Lightbody
Dr. Deborah Berrill