Ways to Give

As an independent school and registered charity, Havergal relies on philanthropic donations as an important source of financial support to offset operational expenses. Priority areas are identified each year and donors designate which areas they would like to support. From one-time donations to ongoing commitments, all gifts have an important impact on the advancement of Havergal.

Havergal Philanthropy

Annual Giving Program

While tuition covers general school operations, your annual gifts support investments which help to maintain Havergal’s position as a pre-eminent school for girls. Havergal relies on the Annual Giving Program as an important source of financial support. Each year, we identify priorities for this funding to ensure the areas of greatest need are getting support. With your annual gift, we can inspire young learners to explore their passions.

Major Giving

We are truly grateful to the many members of our community who choose to make transformative gifts in support of our strategic priorities. These generous gifts, often pledged over multiple years, help to advance our school’s mission while at the same time providing a lasting legacy for the donor. Gifts of $25,000 and above are considered major gifts.

Naming opportunities beginning at $50,000 are available in both the Junior and Upper Schools, as well as in our outdoor spaces. To learn more about current funding priorities and available naming opportunities, please contact Tony diCosmo, Executive Director, Advancement & Community Relations at [email protected] or 416-482-4704.

Planned Giving

A planned gift is a gift you choose to commit to now, which is realized in the future. This gift can be made as part of an estate or as a beneficiary to a life insurance plan. Donors who choose to make planned gifts to Havergal automatically become members of the Ellen Knox Society, named for Havergal’s First Principal. For Havergal, confirmed planned gifts allow the school to develop future programs with confidence, knowing that there will be a future base of support. To learn more about planned giving, please contact Lisa Zanlungo, Director of Major Gifts & Campaigns, at [email protected] or 416-483-3843 x6524.


Endowed funds ensure the long-term financial health of the school. An endowment is a fund that is held in perpetuity in order to build capital. The school spends a percentage of the income earned each year. Donors may contribute to enhance an existing fund or create a new one. A minimum of $100,000 is needed to create a new endowed fund and our investments currently sit at more than $26 million. 

Tribute Gifts

A tribute gift is a meaningful way to express your gratitude to a staff or faculty member or honour an Old Girl. If you would like to make a gift in honour of someone special, please contact Lisa Zanlungo, Director of Major Gifts & Campaigns, at [email protected] or 416-483-3843 x6524.

How to Donate


Visit our secure online giving page to make a one-time or a monthly gift to the school.

By Phone

Contact Pearl Goodman, Senior Advancement Officer, at 416-482-4707 to donate over the phone using your credit card.

By Mail

Please mail your cheque, payable to The Havergal College Foundation, to:

The Havergal College Foundation
1451 Avenue Road
Toronto ON  M5N 2H9

Monthly Giving

A monthly pledge is an easy way for you to support Havergal College with automatically withdrawn donations. You can give monthly by contacting Advancement & Community Relations at 416-482-4707 with your credit card number.

Matching Gifts & Workplace Campaigns

If your company participates in a matching gift program or a community campaign such as United Way, you can direct your gift to Havergal College.

Gifts of Securities

Transfer appreciated securities to Havergal College. You’ll avoid a tax bill and receive a receipt for tax purposes. See our Gift of Securities form.

In US Funds

Donors in the United States can donate by cheque or credit card.
Cheques should be made payable to:

The Havergal College Educational Foundation Inc.
c/o Bond Schoeneck & King, PLLC
Avant Building, Ste 900, 200 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202-2107

Charitable Business Number: 11923 7212 RR0001

Contact Us

For Questions About Advancement:

Tony diCosmo

Tony diCosmo

Executive Director, Advancement & Community Relations

[email protected]


For Questions About Alumni (Old Girls):

Headshot of Joanna Paterson.

Joanna Paterson

Director of Alumnae Relations

[email protected]

416-483-3843 x6991

For Questions About Annual Giving:

Headshot of Lisa Zanlungo.

Lisa Zanlungo

Director of Major Gifts & Campaigns

[email protected]

416-483-3843 x6524