Mount Allison University has a rich history built on philanthropy and legacy planning — beginning with our founder, Charles Frederick Allison.
In 1839 Charles Frederick Allison proposed the creation of the Mount Allison Academy, and the Ladies' College several years later, donating land and money for the pursuit of education.
In 1858 the degree-granting Mount Allison Wesleyan College was established, and although Allison did not live to see the College come to fruiting, it was made possible through his estate gift.
The institutions eventually joined together to become what is now known as Mount Allison University, and that foundation of philanthropy has been carried throughout our history.
As a result, Mount Allison enjoys one of Canada's largest university endowments on a per capita basis. This legacy is not taken for granted; it is coupled with one of, if not the strongest, record of fiscal management among Canadian universities.