Giving

Annual Fund Campaign



It typically comes as a surprise to most that tuition only covers 84% of a student’s Ridley education. As an independent school that is non-profit in nature, Ridley relies on contributions from our community to help bridge this gap and provide one of the top educational experiences in the country. Contributions made to our school through giving campaigns go towards funding capital projects, campus maintenance, as well as endowment (financial assistance and scholarships). 

This year’s Annual Fund projects are the keys to unhindered opportunity for our current and future students. With your support, Ridleians will be able to open doors to any future to which they aspire.


Key Needs:

List of 3 items.

  • Lower School Library (Phase 2)

    Our Lower School library has served its growing community well. However, with new learning demands, our younger students require a space that encourages collaborative learning and independent study. 
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  • Supporting the Best Educators

    In order to provide the best learning experience for Ridleians, we must cultivate our world-class faculty. By equipping our educators with the best tools, resources and training, these professionals can better foster student success inside and outside the classroom.
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  • Scholarships & Bursaries

    An independent school education is an increasingly significant investment, in fact, over 30% of Ridley students receive financial assistance and scholarships each year.
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Please consider your personal participation at one of our five giving levels below. Your gift will make a difference to the educational experience of Ridley students now and in the future!

Tax Receipts

Ridley College mails tax receipts and acknowledgement letters to donors in a timely matter after the donation has been received and processed.  

Donate to the Annual Fund

Donations to the Annual Fund can be made through one of our five giving societies:
  • Tiger Society: $1-$999
  • 1889 Society: $1,000-$2,499
  • Headmaster’s Society: $2,500-$4,999
  • J.O. Miller Society: $5,000-$9,999
  • Bishop Ridley Society: $10,000+

Get Answers

Call the Development Office at 905-684-1889 or toll-free at 1-800-590-6569 to find out more about making contributions to the Ridley College Annual Fund.

Susan Hazell
Director of Development 
ext. 2211
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 50+ countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.