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Major Gifts

As York continues to grow in size, scope and possibility, we rely on philanthropic support to optimally serve our students, ensuring they have access to social, learning and development opportunities – in and outside the classroom. We invite you to partner with us in our endeavour to offer the best possible post-secondary education and educational experience.

The Learning Commons
The Learning Commons at York’s Scott Library is a state-of-the-art learning space where students can work individually or collaboratively in groups, with access to a variety of academic supports such as research, writing and learning skills assistance.

Phase 1 of the project to create collaborative, support and research spaces is complete. However, several technology-rich learning areas are much needed to advance the full transformation of this central feature and essential service on campus. We understand libraries must reflect the learning needs of today’s students. They are a place where learners can come together, interact, engage and assimilate knowledge and ideas outside the disciplinary structures of classrooms.

Through the commitment and philanthropic support of our donors, there is no limit to the difference we can make for our students. An investment of $1 million toward the Learning Commons will associate your name with a prominent public focal point at York that tells your story and engages students.
Most importantly, your gifts will have a long-lasting impact on the students – during their time at York and long after they graduate.