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Rotman Giving Day

One Community. Infinite Possibilities

Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the Rotman community and our next generation of leaders.

We are thrilled to share the results and impact of our second annual Rotman Giving Day, which took place as part of Reunite at Rotman on October 21:


Rotman Giving Day grand total, including $172,632 in matching funding (gifts up to $1,000 were matched, as matching funds lasted)


Donations contributed by our Rotman community of alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff


Number of donors who made a gift as part of Rotman Giving Day

Top funds supported

RGD Results Graph: RSM Student Experience total including match = $56,480.00,  RC Student Experience total including match = $16,110.00 RGD,  Specific area total including match = $484,563, including support for capital projects, existing scholarships and research initiatives, centres, institutes and labs
Inioluwa Ajenifuja

“Donor support has given me space to dream and inspired me to pay it forward in my own way.”

Inioluwa Ajenifuja, BCOM '24

Possibilities ignited

Our community’s generous contributions to the Rotman School of Management and Rotman Commerce propelled scholarships, capital projects, research and provided essential support for Rotman’s several centres and institutes. Thanks to the incredible efforts from our group giving leads and gifts designated to the Student Experience Funds— with matching funding — we were able to:

Create 5 new endowed scholarships

  • The Will Mitchell Leadership in Healthcare Scholarship: Endowed with $66,187
  • The Ike Justin Kaja Memorial Scholarship: Endowed with $60,678
  • The Oded Berman PhD Award in Operations Management: Endowed with $56,000
  • The Women in Management Association Scholarship: Endowed with $50,000
  • Rotman Commerce Asia Alumni Scholarship: Endowed with $25,000

Expand our experiential learning opportunities

  • In addition, we invested $41,190 from the Student Experience Fund to support the Rotman LEADS mentorship program, Global Practicum program and Student Fellowships.

Barry McInerney

“As an alumnus and long-time supporter of the School, I’m proud and excited to watch Rotman prepare the next generation of innovative and forward-thinking business leaders.”

Barry McInerney, BCOM '85/MBA '87

We were moved and inspired to see our alumni, donors, friends, faculty, students, and staff ignite so many new possibilities, and we want to thank you for your role in our collective success.

If you have questions about Rotman Giving Day or would like to learn more about donating to Rotman, please contact:
John Cowling
Senior Development Officer

You don’t have to wait for next Rotman Giving Day to make a gift! Learn more about online giving opportunities: at the Rotman School or Rotman Commerce.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you donate to the Rotman School, you are investing in a better future.

Rotman Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign, inviting the Rotman community to harness our collective power in support of our students and researchers.

1. Can I only contribute to Rotman Giving Day during the 24-hour time period?

  • No, you can make a donation here starting September 21, and have up until the end of day October 21, 2022 to make your contribution.
  • If you are part of our early bird group, you can make a donation starting September 1, 2022.

2. Can I give to a specific fund?

  • Certainly! Our featured fund this year is the Student Experience Fund, which will benefit students at the Rotman School of Management and Rotman Commerce. However, eligible gifts will be matched to any Rotman fund of the donor’s choice as long as matching funds are available.

3. Is there a minimum gift amount?

  • There is no minimum donation amount. All gifts – big or small – make an impact.

4. How can I create my own fund?

5. I'm interested in establishing a class gift - is this possible?

  • Yes! We're happy to help you establish a class or group gift! Please contact John Cowling, Senior Development Officer, at for further information.

6. How do the matching funds work?

  • Eligible gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to a maximum of $1,000 per gift. For example, a $100 gift will be matched with $100, and a $5,000 gift will be matched with $1,000. All eligible gifts will be matched, while matching funds last.

7. Can I make my gift over the phone or by mail?

  • It is highly preferred that gifts are made online.
  • You can also make your donation by mailing cheques (made out to ‘University of Toronto’) to the following address:
    21 King’s College Circle Toronto, ON M5S 3J3
  • Please note cheques dated after October 21, 2022 will not be eligible for matching funds.
  • If you do not wish to make an online donation, please call Donations Management at 416-978-0811 or toll-free 1-800-463-6048. Please note that this phone line is only for processing donations and not for general inquires. Any general Rotman Giving Day inquires can go to

8. How are online payments processed?

  • Our donation processing system is completely protected and secure. Information collected is only used by Rotman and the University of Toronto and will not be sold or shared with any third-party organization. Your credit card information will not be stored.

9. Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

  • Yes. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations. When you make a gift online you will receive your tax receipt automatically by email right after your donation is made.
  • Not a resident of Canada? Alumni and friends around the world can still help U of T in its mission. Find out more about international giving here.

10. What kind of tax credits exist for donors when giving to Rotman?

11. What follow up will I receive from Rotman regarding my gift?

  • Once you’ve made an online gift, you will receive a confirmation email that the donation transaction was successfully completed. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please reach out to and we will look into this for you. We will be sharing the results and impact of Rotman Giving Day with all donors in November 2022.

12. How can I make a monthly or recurring gift?

  • To make a new recurring gift online, please click here (after September 21, 2022) and select the ‘monthly’ tab.
  • To make your recurring gift over the phone, please call 416-978-0811 or toll-free 1-800-463-6048.
  • Please note that only the payment received by the end of day October 21, 2022 will count towards Rotman Giving Day and as such will be eligible for matching, as matching funds are available.
  • If you have additional questions about monthly gifts, you can connect with Alison Sasso, Development Officer, at

13. What is the University of Toronto’s charitable status?

  • The University of Toronto is a registered charitable organization. Charitable registration number: BN # 108162330-RR0001.

14. I still have questions. How can I get in touch?

Giving Day?

Contact John Cowling at
416-946-0349 or