How does Endowment work?
The strength of endowment is inherent in its structure. Donors make gifts that are pooled into one fund, together with gifts from other donors. The larger the capital, the more income is generated. A percentage of the income generated by the endowment capital is spent annually, but the capital itself remains untouched, ensuring that monies continue to be generated with each succeeding year. As the Havergal Endowment capital amount grows, so does the amount of income available to support excellence at Havergal today.How do I contribute to the Havergal Endowment?
When you make your Annual Gift to Havergal, you can specify that you wish your donation to be put toward the Havergal Endowment. You may indicate that you would like it to go toward one of four priority areas, which include: Scholarships and Bursaries, Curriculum Enrichment, Professional Development and Property Enhancement. For a gift of $25,000 or more, you may name a portion of the Havergal Endowment and specify a particular area of support.Class Endowments
One of the key endowment areas that Havergal has been building over the past several years and of which it is extremely proud is the Class Endowment program, begun by Old Girls and their families to recognize the achievements of their graduating year and to enable those classes to support "those who follow". These Endowment gifts frequently support bursaries, opening the way for deserving students—for whom tuition may have been a barrier—to attend Havergal.
Class Endowments: are special funds that were, and continue to be, established for the graduating classes of 1947 and 1950 to the current graduating class. Once a Class Endowment reaches $25,000, it has achieved granting status and can begin to support an area of need, chosen by the class. Designated Class Endowments
- Class of 1947 Bursary
- Class of 1950 Bursary
- Class of 1952 Gay Sellers Kroeger Bursary
- Class of 1951 Endowment for the Archives
- Class of 1953 Bursary
- Class of 1956 Mary Dennys Bursary
- Class of 1959 Bursary
- Class of 1965/1966 Bursary
- Class of 1981 Co-Curricular Assistance Fund
- Class of 1983 Community Involvement Fund
- Class of 1984 Bursary
- Class of 1985 Bursary
- Class of 1996 Curriculum Enrichment Endowment
- Class of 1997 Science & Technology Fund
- Class of 1998 Athletics Endowment
- Class of 2000 Bursary
- Class of 2001 Bursary
- Class of 2002 Bursary
- Class of 2003 Bursary
- Class of 2004 Bursary
- Class of 2005 Bursary
- Class of 2006 Endowment for Global Outreach
- Class of 2007 Green School Fund
- Class of 2008 Endowment for the Arts
- Class of 2009 Bursary
- Class of 2010 Bursary
- Class of 2011 Bursary
- Class of 2012 Endowment for the Arts
- Class of 2013 Bursary
Grad Class Family Gift: The Class of 2013 has established a class bursary that will help to ensure that students of promised will have the opportunity to experience a Havergal education. Families of the Class of 2012 raised $107,000, which will support in perpetuity, the Arts at Havergal College. Grad class family gifts are special gifts initiated by parents in honour of their daughters as they graduate from Havergal. The graduating class is responsible for determining how their gift will benefit Havergal in perpetuity and, as Old Girls, they can continue to build these special Class Endowments. Thank you to all the Grad Class Families who contributed to this special fund!Student assistance: making a Havergal education more accessible
Bursaries open the way for deserving students—for whom tuition may have been a barrier—to attend Havergal.
Currently only 5% of our students are on student assistance, including full and partial scholarships, bursaries and prizes. A school with a diverse student body will provide an enriched education experience for all students and staff. Click here for more information about bursaries & scholarships
.Curriculum enrichment: sparking a life-long love of learning
Over Havergal’s history, many of the courses and activities offered have changed as the needs and interests of our students continue to grow.
In today’s global economy, students at Havergal are preparing to make a difference by being provided with opportunities led by the Institute at Havergal (see "Institute" tab) and through exposure to the latest technological, curricular and experiential learning tools. From leadership development to master classes and mentorship, Curriculum Enhancement includes all the classroom tools that make the learning experience meaningful and relevant.Professional development: creating a stimulating and dynamic teaching and learning environment
Teaching is a field in which upgrading skills and continuous learning are essential. Investment in professional development allows the school to continue to attract and retain faculty of outstanding calibre. By offering release time to conduct independent research, teacher exchanges and travel assistance for conferences, the Havergal Endowment supports Professional Development, resulting in a more stimulating and dynamic teaching and learning environment. Havergal is home to some of the finest educators in the country as a result of the school’s commitment to professional development. Property enhancement: ensuring the preservation of our heritage spaces and developing a long-term sustainability plan
In 1926, after thirty years of growth and change, the school’s leaders demonstrated great vision for Havergal when they moved north to the school's current location on 22 acres of green space. As a result, Havergal is blessed with a beautiful environment. We must ensure the preservation of our heritage spaces and develop a greater ability to be environmentally responsible. The Havergal Endowment supports Property Enhancement initiatives and provides Havergal with the ability to honour our history through the school’s Dr. Catherine Steele 1928 Archives and to upgrade and maintain our buildings and green spaces.