Giving

Annual Fund Campaign

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Ridley College Annual Fund


By supporting this year’s Annual Fund, you’ll be helping to ensure that generations of Ridleians have the tools, resources and facilities needed to prepare them to lead in a global society.

Our 2016-2017 fundraising projects support the goals of our Strategic Plan and aim to strike a balance between initiatives that preserve our school’s history and promote pioneering approaches to learning.

Current Projects:

List of 6 items.

  • Great Hall

    Great Hall Enhancements

    The Great Hall is one of the most iconic and well-used spaces on campus. Our goal is to restore and improve its furnishings, lighting, and acoustics to maintain a warm, welcoming atmosphere for students today and tomorrow. Naming opportunities are available.
  • Mclaughlin Resource Centre & Tile Campaign

    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. With modular furniture and new technology, this centre can be transformed into a creative classroom, workstations, reading corners, and an overall inviting place to discover.
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  • Multi-Use Fieldhouse Seating

    This school year, our student body has exceeded 660. This record-enrollment makes it challenging to find a single, indoor location where the entire school can meet. Retractable bleachers in the Fieldhouse will help facilitate large-scale assemblies for our entire community.
  • Digital Archives

    Digital Archives Project

    With a rich history spanning 127 years, Ridley has a healthy collection of cherished archival documents, photos, videos, and memorabilia. In an effort to preserve our treasured mementos, we would like to undertake the task of digitizing these collections, which requires the proper technology and personnel. In a digital state, our catalogue will survive much longer and will be easily accessed online from around the globe.
  • Positive Education Fellowship

    Ridley values the power of positive psychology and its ability to enhance the student experience. A “Positive Education Fellowship” would enable us to partner with a top, world-renowned expert in this field to help evolve scholarly research, teaching practices, and ground-breaking pedagogies at Ridley and around the world. Ultimately, this effort will support our students and put us on the leading edge of independent schools in Canada.
  • Scholarships & Bursaries

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    By growing our financial assistance through endowed funds, we will be able to ensure that we continue to attract the best students from around the globe and that Ridley remains competitive in the world market.
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.