Advancement at York leads and inspires meaningful engagement and philanthropic support from alumni and friends to advance the University’s mission.
The Division is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors as well as building mutually-beneficial relationships with alumni and many other members of the community. We are also deeply committed to building the reputation of York University as a leading, progressive, research-intensive University uniquely positioned to create positive change and to right the future for generations to come.
Susana Gajic-Bruyea was appointed for an initial five-year term as the vice-president, advancement in January 2022. Susana has 25 years of experience in higher education advancement.
Division of Advancement at a Glance
York alumni around the world
Active alumni networks
Gifts have been made to Impact: The Campaign for York University
Donated to areas of the university to enhance the student experience.
York University is launching a fundraising campaign to establish the York Emergency Student Support Fund, which will provide essential financial support to those impacted by global conflicts and crises.
In addition to supporting students affected by conflicts, such as the ones currently happening in Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria, the fund will assist students impacted by natural disasters, and other geopolitical events and crises.
On April 19, York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda Lenton announced a new commitment from Cinespace Film Studios that will see $3.12 million invested to enhance the York University Motion Media Studio at Cinespace and elevate the student experience.
This renewed support for the Motion Media Studio will enable access to state-of-the-art technology and opportunities for students to interact with industry leaders.
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