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Donate to Lang | Alumni and Friends

The Lang School of Business is committed to developing leaders who will use business as a force for good. Your philanthropic gift can help advance our mission and Improve Life.


Support students through awards

Giving a gift of a scholarship or bursary is a meaningful way to impact a student’s life. Scholarships help provide opportunities for students, allowing them to focus their efforts on academics and professional development opportunities

  • A gift of at least $1,000 per year for a commitment of 5 years can establish a new award for an undergraduate student, and a gift of $5,000 per year for a commitment of five years can begin a new award for a graduate student.
  • A pledged gift of $30,000 committed over 5 years can establish an endowed undergraduate award that disburses $1,000 per year in perpetuity, and $150,000 committed over 5 years can establish an endowed graduate award that disburses $5,000 per year in perpetuity
  • You can give to an area that is near to your heart – whether Lang-wide or specific to a program or course. You can structure your award as an entrance or in-course, for co-op students, etc. Your award could include financial need and/or merit criteria, depending on the structure of the award.
Download the step-by-step guide on setting up a new Lang scholarship (pdf)


How do I set up a scholarship or bursary?

Reach out to Lang's Alumni Advancement Manager Patrick Cook, who will guide you through the process of selecting award eligibility and criteria, naming and donating.


Donor Impact: Jide Atilola (BComm ’08), a Guelph real estate professional, launched the annual Atilola Real Estate Scholarship in Business. 

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“These students are the future leaders of this world and to empower them with a scholarship is a dream come true for me. It's important for students to know that the University and the community are supporting them,” Jide Atilola

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Give to an area near to your heart

  • Lang Highest Priority: Your donation can help meet the most critical needs at Lang, at the direction of the Dean. 
  • Lang School of Business and Economics Student Assistance: Direct your gift to students in need by giving to this fund, which supports a variety of initiatives to alleviate financial hardships for Lang students. 
  • Lang Case Study Competition Program: Your donation enhances Lang education for all students by supporting professional development activities through funding for industry-related competitions and conferences. 
  • Lang Plaza: Leave your legacy on campus and help revitalize the front of Macdonald Hall, the home of the Lang School. A gift to the Lang Plaza renovations will create new outdoor spaces for our students to meet, collaborate, study and enjoy. Discover the naming opportunities available within the Lang Plaza. 
  • Class Project or Peer Giving: Rally colleagues from your cohort or a group of friends to join in on a group giving project. You can jointly give to an area you are passionate about, such as starting a scholarship or giving to a bench in the Lang Plaza. We can help you launch a philanthropic giving campaign and support you in setting up this special initiative.

To give to any of these opportunities, reach out to Alumni Advancement Manager Patrick Cook via email.

Do you work at an organization interested in investing in Lang? Learn more about corporate philanthropic opportunities.