The Kate McGarrigle Fund

Give to the Kate McGarrigle Fund

The Kate McGarrigle FundKate McGarrigle, talented singer-songwriter and beloved mother of Rufus and Martha Wainwright, passed away on January 18, 2010. If you would like to make a special donation in honour of Kate, Rufus, Martha or anyone from the Wainwright-McGarrigle family, please go to the Kate McGarrigle Fund donation form and donate online or call the MUHC Foundation directly at +1-514-931-5656.

Dr. Krista Goulding receives the 2013 Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award

20 Dec 2013

In the fall, over 80 clinicians-researchers were recognized for their exceptional work at the annual McGill University Health Centre Research Institute Awards Dinner.  With grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000, over $3 million was distributed throughout the evening, and one of the recipients was this year’s Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award winner, Dr. Krista Goulding.


Cheminant vers ma ville : A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

15 May 2013

On Thursday, August 8, 2013, join the McGarrigle and Wainwright families as they unite in Kate’s hometown of Outremont for a special benefit concert in support of The Kate McGarrigle Fund at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation.  Back-to-back concerts will be performed at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West), with the first beginning at 6:00 p.m., and a second show starting at 9:30 p.m.  To purchase your tickets, please click here. 


Dedication of La Place de Kate McGarrigle

7 Aug 2013

On Wednesday, August 7, family, friends, and loyal supporters of Kate McGarrigle gathered to pay tribute to this legendary Canadian musical icon at the inauguration of Place Kate-McGarrigle. Located on Laurier Avenue between Querbes and Durocher Avenues in the borough of Outremont in Montreal, this small park is just steps away from Kate’s former residence.

North American premiere of the film Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You

30 Jul 2013

On August 7 at 7 p.m., the North American premiere of the film Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You will be screened at Théâtre Outremont (1248 Bernard Avenue West, Montreal). Directed by Lian Lunson and starring Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Anna McGarrigle, Jane McGarrigle along with other special guests, this documentary celebrates the life and musical career of renowned singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle. Tickets for this must-see film are $10, and can be purchased by clicking here


Hopewell Senior High School and the Community Unite for The Kate McGarrigle Fund

24 Jan 2013

Nestled outside of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area is the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. With a population of approximately 10,000, this family-friendly suburban area is also home to Hopewell Senior High School, a 900-person student body that is a force in academics and athletics.


Luminato Arts Festival raises $25,000 for The Kate McGarrigle Fund

25 Oct 2012

The MUHC Foundation is proud to announce that the Kate McGarrigle Fund was the recipient of a $25,000 donation from the Luminato Arts Festival.  Born out of the cultural and creative energy of the city of Toronto, the Festival was officially launched in June of 2007, and this year’s edition took place from June 8-17.

Dr. Cristiano Ferrario receives the 2012 Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award

16 Oct 2012

The MUHC Foundation is pleased to announce that Dr. Cristiano Ferrario is the 2012 recipient of the Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award.  He will receive a $20,000 grant to pursue his training and research in identifying molecular biomarkers that can be used to target specific tumors in cancer patients. 


Quebec Folk Singer Remembers Kate McGarrigle

14 Sep 2012

When Quebec born folk singer Chris Rawlings heard the news of Kate McGarrigle’s passing, it got him thinking.  He remembered the time that he recorded a song with Kate’s sister, Anna McGarrigle and her band the Mountain City Four, and the memories came flooding back. 

Love Over and Over - The Songs of Kate McGarrigle

17 Apr 2012

On June 15, 2012, a tribute concert for the late Kate McGarrigle, one of Canada’s most iconic folk singer-songwriters, will be held at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, as part of the Luminato Arts Festival. Kate’s family and friends, including her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright, and her sisters Anna and Jane, will be joined by special guests Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Peggy Seeger, Robert Charlebois, and others for this very special evening.

The What Four and Friends Benefit Concert for the Kate McGarrigle Fund

On Monday, April 23 2012, The What Four and Friends, a collection of the late Kate McGarrigle’s longtime friends and musical partners will gather at La Sala Rossa at 4848 Boulevard St-Laurent to perform a very special benefit concert in honour of this iconic singer-songwriter.

Christmas with the Wainwrights and McGarrigles

16 Dec 2011

On Sunday, December 11, Montrealers were treated to an exceptional evening of entertainment as the 2011 edition of the A Not So Silent Night: Christmas with the Wainwrights and McGarrigles concert was held at the St-Denis Theatre.

Dr. Philip Wong receives the 2011 Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award

21 Nov 2011

On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, the 21st edition of the Research Institute of the MUHC Awards was presented at the Sofitel Hotel. Over $2 million in research grants was awarded to 85 well-deserving investigators, including Dr. Philip Wong, this year’s winner of The Kate McGarrigle Fund Fellowship Award, which supports teaching and research in Oncology.

One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright On Sale Now at the MUHC Foundation

 We are pleased to announce that copies of Tim Hailand’s One Day in the Life of Rufus Wainwright are now available for purchase at the MUHC Foundation for $35. With only a limited number of copies being offered, be sure to act fast and get your hands on this exclusive book! Detail on the book and on how to order.

Toby Harper's run featured in New York Times

4 Nov 2010

New York Times' journalist George Vecsey digs into the McGarrigle family history and songs as a prelude and salute to Toby Harper's inspired physical and fundraising challenge: the NY marathon on November 7th.  Read more.

Young father to run for the Kate McGarrigle Fund

1 Oct 2010
On Sunday November the 7th, 2010, Toby Harper - seen here carrying his newborn daughter Ida - will be running the ING New York City Marathon in support of the Kate McGarrigle Fund at the MUHC Foundation.  Read more on Toby's thoughts on fitness and cancer... or run to sponsor him by calling at 403 953 0193 or by using our online form.

Rufus Wainwright to give $1 from every ticket sold on his American tour

17 Jun 2010
$1 from every ticket sold for this Summer's Rufus Wainwright American tour will go to the Kate McGarrigle Fund. As an inspirational tribute to the wonderful care that she received in her hometown of Montreal, Canada, Kate McGarrigle established the Kate McGarrigle Fund to supports cancer care and research at the McGill University Cancer Centre and the renowned teaching hospitals of McGill University in Montreal, including the McGill University Health Centre and the Jewish General Hospital. Donate to the Fund by buying a ticket for Rufus' show or by making a gift.


"A celebration of Kate McGarrigle" Concert

12 Jun 2010
A special concert paying tribute to Kate McGarrigle's life and music will take place at the Southbank Center, London (United Kingdom) on Saturday June 12, 2010.  The concert will feature artists such as Lisa Hannigan, Emmylou Harris, Lily Lanken, Sylvan Lanken, Anna McGarrigle, Jenni Muldaur, Chaim Tannenbaum, Kami Thompson, Linda Thompson, Richard Thompson, Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and others.  For seats and prices please check the SouthBank Centre’s website.

Kate McGarrigle dies peacefully after battle with sarcoma

19 Jan 2010

Kate McGarrigleIt is with heavy hearts that the MUHC Foundation announces the death of one of its strongest supporters, Kate McGarrigle. 

About the Kate McGarrigle Fund

Kate and AnnaAs a tribute to the care that she received at the McGill University Health Centre, Kate McGarrigle established the Kate McGarrigle Fund at the MUHC Foundation.

Friends of the Kate McGarrigle Fund

The McGill University Health Centre Foundation warmly thanks all donors to the Kate McGarrigle Fund, whose contributions will help us help others make a stand against cancer.