Why Ridley?

The Campaign for Ridley

Dear Ridleians,
Ridley College has spent the past four years working closely with the Board of Governors and Leadership Team to develop a strategic vision that will address the future needs of its students and the campus.   
Due diligence has been given by the Board of Governors and the Leadership Team and over the next three years, Ridley College is embarking upon Phase One of the Master Campus Plan to raise $30 million for capital projects, and $10 million to grow Ridley’s endowment.   
Today we have a pressing need to recreate parts of our campus to provide tomorrow’s students with an
environment that is designed to support modern learning, and to ensure that we can continue to offer
outstanding and deserving young minds the benefits of a Ridley education through financial assistance.
Ridley must keep pace with changing times by giving students the opportunity to engage with the
technology that is shaping our future, and create student-centric spaces to support our already
exceptional programmes. At the same time, we must strive to embrace and encourage the creativity
that leads to innovation, whether it be in digital arts, fine arts or music.
We can only succeed in our vision if we maintain the caliber of young minds who walk through the Marriott
Gates. The deserving students who are able to take advantage of our unparalleled educational
experience and future learning accommodations will depend upon the health of our endowment. In
order to maintain consistently strong enrollment each year, and to ensure that Ridley remains a diverse
community, accessible to gifted, ambitious students, it is vital that we substantially increase our current
For more information on the future plans for The Campaign for Ridley, please contact:
Susan Hazell, Capital Campaign Director 
905-684-1889 x. 2211

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 

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


  • Susan E. Hazell

    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.