Critical to the remarkable success our school has experienced in our first 11 years has been the generous support of our community. The willingness of our parents, family and friends to actively engage in the development of our school continues to be a way of life at Stratford Hall.
The decision to join the community of Stratford Hall is one that our families take seriously and we are honoured when families choose to educate their children with us. Within our community, volunteerism, collaboration and philanthropy are a way of life. Our hope is always that families will view their decision to join Stratford Hall as one that is about joining a community of learners, rather than just a school. And that, when there is a need, families will make charitable contributions at a level that they are comfortable with.
All charitable giving and fundraising is organized through the Office of Community Development including annual giving, capital fundraising campaigns and large scale fundraising initiatives. The office of Community Development ensures that each charitable gift is appropriately acknowledged and applied.
In 2009, we ran our first Capital Campaign to raise funds for the Middle Years building. We raised $1.9 million – an impressive number given that we did not solicit external help, nor did we have alumni to rely on for contributions. It is likely that another capital campaign will be carried out in order to fund the construction of the Middle Years building. The funds raised in the 2009 campaign have been put towards the purchase of two adjacent properties on Commercial drive.
We invite you to explore our website for more information about ways in which you can contribute to the development of Stratford Hall.
Your support of our community through volunteerism and philanthropy is incredibly important to Stratford Hall. We look to all our community members to actively take part in the development of a school community that prepares students to be internationally-minded and actively involved in the world around them.
Director of Community Development