Carleton University has a strong and dedicated community of legacy donors. Donors who have chosen to remember Carleton by planning a future gift from their estates. Our visionary donors have established and supported student awards, innovative projects and inspiring research initiatives. Their generosity makes a difference in the lives of students and advances meaningful initiatives across Carleton, driving positive change in our community and beyond.

We are deeply grateful for their support, and we are pleased to share their stories of philanthropy in action.

Supporting the Search for Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding: The Lasting Legacy of Dr. Martin Rudner

As professor emeritus at Carleton University and founding director of the Canadian Centre of Intelligence and Security Studies, Martin Rudner’s expertise was sought after worldwide…

A Gift from the Heart: Supporting Active, Healthy Lives

The fitness centre at Carleton University was Robert (Bob) Stoakes’ home away from home. He loved the sound of clinking weights, humming stationary bikes, and music mixing with chatter between the machines. But, most of all, he loved the constant buzz of energy generating from the students around him…

A Mother Remembers her Daughter

Maria was born January 29, 1918 in a small town just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Her father was a priest, and this afforded Maria something rare for girls of her generation: an education. Maria excelled at school, but the Second World War interrupted her studies, and she was forced to work in a German labour camp as a translator…