Advancement Services

Welcome to Advancement Services

Led by Director John McKay, Advancement Services strives to provide top level customer service to our Donors, Faculties, Departments, and constituents. The information services provided are in accordance with University Advancement's "Being the Best" plan.

It is our mission to provide accountable, efficient, effective, and intergrated biographical, donations, and systems services in support of the McMaster University Advancement mission and our Alumni and Donors.

Our award winning team endeavours to be among the leading providers of excellent and innovative services in the Advancement field.

We are located on 1 James Street North, Room 432 in Hamilton, Ontario.


2007 CASE Circle of Excellence Award Silver Medal - Advancement Services Programs in McMaster University.

2012 CCAE Prix D'Excellence Gold Medal - Best Advancement Services Initiative: Data Empowerment

2014 CCAE Prix D'Excellence Bronze Medal - By the Number: Creating a Dynamic Affinity Score for Alumni

2016 CCAE Prix D'Excellene Silver Medal - Request System for Advance Web

At McMaster, our goal is to prepare students to be among the intellectual, cultural, scientific and professional leaders of tomorrow. We do this by providing a learning experience that builds on the pioneering, inquiry-based approach that distinguishes McMaster from other leading research universities. But we can't do it without your help. Contact us to find out about giving to McMaster.