Honouring Dalhousie’s most loyal donors…

Named for Dalhousie’s most loyal philanthropic living donor, the MacLennan Society recognizes those who set an example for fellow alumni and friends of the university through consistent giving.  This base of support allows Dalhousie to pursue cutting-edge research, provide opportunities for outstanding students, and hire distinguished faculty.

The MacLennan Society recognizes three important giving milestones:

Bronze recognizes donors who have given 10 years or more in a 15-year period

Silver recognizes donors who have given 25 years or more in a 30-year period

Gold recognizes donors who have given 50 years or more in a 60-year period

Society History & Namesake

The MacLennan Society was named for Dr Rod MacLennan BSc ’60; LLD ’98.  At the time of it’s founding in 2017, it had more than 6,500 living members.  Read more about the society’s beginnings and Dr MacLennan here

Black-Eyed Susan

Appearing on all Dalhousie campuses, the Black-Eyed Susan represents inclusion, beauty, resilience and growth.  As we move into our 3rd century, it is an important symbol for Dalhousie’s past and a beacon for our future.


Any questions about the MacLennan Society can be directed to donor.relations@dal.ca