Why Ridley?

The Campaign for Ridley

Dear Ridleians,
As members of our Ridley community, you know that “The Ridley Difference” is real and tangible. Our outstanding educational environment, coupled with our commitment to wellbeing and positive education, make us a global leader in educating young minds.
Today, however, we have a pressing need to recreate and update parts of our campus, to provide tomorrow’s students with academic infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities designed to support modern learning. Equally important, we need to ensure we can continue to attract the best and the brightest—through financial assistance, we can offer talented, deserving young minds the legacy of a world-class education.
In order to meet these needs, Ridley College has launched a $40 million capital campaign: The Campaign for Ridley will raise $30 million for capital projects and $10 million to grow our school’s endowment. 
Ridley must keep pace with changing times by giving students opportunities to engage with the technologies that are already shaping our future, and creating student-centric spaces to support our exceptional programmes. At the same time, we need to support and encourage the creativity that leads to innovation—be it through digital arts, fine arts or music.
But we can only succeed in our vision if we maintain the calibre of young minds who walk through the Marriott Gates. For many promising students, the opportunity to benefit from a Ridley education—regardless of financial means—will depend on the health of our endowment. It is vital that we substantially increase our current endowment, in order to maintain consistently strong enrollment each year, and to ensure that Ridley remains a diverse community, accessible to gifted and ambitious students.
We encourage you to support these exciting initiatives, and to help us build a strong Ridley for tomorrow.
For more information on future plans for The Campaign for Ridley, please contact Shelley Huxley, Director of Development.
905-684-1889 x2211


Campaign Co-Chairs

List of 3 members.

  • Georgina H. Black '85 

  • G. Scott Paterson '82 

  • R. Michael Stevens '77 

Campaign Cabinet

List of 12 members.

  • R. Gordon Chaplin '61 

  • Timothy J. Coffin '81 

  • Robert D. Evans '77 

  • Timothy K. Griffin '68 

  • Richard C. Hazell '74 

  • Nadine D. Karachi-Estrada '87 

  • Steven Massis 

  • Dragan Matovic 

  • Bruce H. Mitchell '64 

  • Matthew J. Picken '93 

  • Graham B. Stanley '85 

  • Robert S. Stratton '71 

Parent Cabinet

List of 6 members.

  • James Bennett 

  • Suzanne Court 

  • Vivian Yihui Huang 

  • A. Dean Karachi 

  • Ryan Serravalle 

  • Nicki Serravalle 

Campaign Champions

List of 8 members.

  • David H. Anderson '88 

  • Christopher Carter '68 

  • D. Hal Gould '69 

  • George C. Hendrie '74 

  • Brian Iggulden '67 

  • Richard W. Ivey '68 

  • W. Darcy McKeough '51 

  • Bryan J. Rose '96 

Campaign Staff Leadership

  • J. Edward Kidd


  • Shelley Huxley

    Campaign Director

  • Kory Lippert

    Campaign Manager
P.O. Box 3013, 2 Ridley Road St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7C3 Canada 905 684 1889
With more than 700 students from 60 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   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.