Thank you to our donors!


Western is forever grateful to the more than 49,000 donors, living in 107 countries around the world, who donated to the Campaign. This group of dedicated supporters made more than 128,000 generous gifts that created $118 million in new scholarships, awards and bursaries; supported 50 research chairs; and helped us build nine new state-of-the-art buildings. Thank you for helping Western achieve these incredible results.


Richard and Beryl Ivey Society

Donors of $25,000,000 +
Society named in honour of former Board Chair and Chancellor Emeritus, Richard Ivey and outstanding female philanthropist and volunteer, the late Beryl Ivey.

Isaac Hellmuth Society


Donors of $10,000,000-$24,999,999

Society named in honour of Western’s first Chancellor from 1878-1885.



R.M. Meredith Society


Donors of $5,000,000-$9,999,999
Society named in honour of Western’s first Chair of the Board of Governors 1908-1914.


A.T. Little Society

Donors of $2,500,000-$4,999,999

Society named in honour of Western’s longest serving Chair of the Board of Governors from 1919-1954.

N.C. James Society

Donors of $1,000,000-$2,499,999

Society named in honour of Western’s first president from 1908-1914.


E.E. Braitwaite Society

Donors of $500,000-$999,999

Society named in honour of Western’s second president from 1914-1919.


A. Peache Society

Donors of $200,000-$499,999

Society named in honour of Western’s second Chancellor 1885-1900.

W. Sherwood Fox Society

Donors of $100,000-$249,999

Society named in honour of Western’s third president from 1927-1947.

C.R. Somerville Society

Donors of $50,000-$99,999

Society named in honour of Western’s second Chair of the Board of Governors from1914-1919.

G. Edward Hall Society

Donors of $25,000-$49,999

Society named in honour of Western’s fourth president from 1947-1967.

Helen M.B. Allison Legacies Society

Society named in honour of Western’s first female registrar 1947-1962.

geoff beattie and amit chakma

“Being involved in the Campaign was nothing short of a privilege for me. People wanted to participate. People wanted to give. We just needed to ensure we were giving them the right reason to do it at Western. People have more choices than they’ve ever had. And people want to invest more directly in areas that are of interest to them. We gave our supporters the right reasons to give and they delivered. For me, this was a ring-side seat to a great event.”

Geoff Beattie
Campaign Chair