Welcome to the Advancement Office at St. Michaels University School.
Advancement has responsibility for:
Our over-arching objectives are to ensure that the SMUS community remains connected to the school and to each other, and that the long-term financial viability of the school is supported through philanthropy. The cost of delivering our exceptional educational programs is not fully covered by tuition alone, as is the case with almost all top tier independent schools. We rely on our community to help us continuously improve our resources and facilities to better support our students. As a registered not-for-profit entity, we are also able to issue charitable tax receipts for eligible gifts and donors, including those coming from the USA.
The Floreat Strategic Plan challenges us to many ambitious goals, not least of which is to offer the best education in Canada. It also highlights a focus on developing a broad culture of philanthropy through the support of our entire network of Board members, alumni, current parents, staff and faculty.
Our Fundraising Priorities for 2023-24 – the Annual Fund
In consultation with school leaders, coaches, faculty and the Board of Governors, we customize the Annual Fund priorities each year to support the school's current needs. This year we are raising money to alleviate financial barriers, modernize our classrooms, provide enhanced learning experiences, and provide culturally responsive and inclusive training to staff.
Explore the Annual Fund giving options in greater detail, along with our real-time fundraising goal progress wheels:
Journey for Life Campaign
Designed to support the school’s strategic plan, Floreat, the Journey for Life campaign will build upon a foundation of more than a century of progress to ensure that future generations of students flourish in an environment that provides them with a world-class education.
Endowment Giving and Bequest Giving
SMUS is very fortunate to have permanently endowed funds expertly invested by our Vivat Foundation Board, which provide a substantial annual income to the school, primarily in support of Financial Aid to deserving students. Learn how you may support this future focused method of giving back.
Another very beneficial avenue of philanthropy that continues to have enormous impact on our school is our Legacy Circle program – a way for each of us to make a bequest to the school in our estate planning and wills.
Reach out to Shara Campsall at [email protected] for more information on how you may plan a gift in your lifetime, to be realized after death.
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