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Life Insurance

Creating a legacy that transforms lives, shapes futures, and benefits all of society may seem out of reach to many. However, a gift of life insurance is an exciting and powerful way for a person – regardless of means – to have a transformative impact with no risk to current lifestyle. There are various ways to make a gift of life insurance including:

  1. Transferring ownership of a new or existing policy (fully paid or with premiums owing) to York University;

  2. Retaining ownership and naming York University as a beneficiary of a new or existing policy; or,

  3. Naming your estate as beneficiary of an insurance policy with a corresponding bequest to York University.

Check with your legal or financial advisor about whether this giving option is right for you. York University's development team would be delighted to provide more information. Please contact us at 416-650-8210 or by email at

Read how Sherry Lawson’s gift of life insurance paid back an anonymous donor who had helped her many years before.