Welcome to the Advancement office at St. Michaels University School.
Advancement has responsibility for:
- All fundraising at SMUS, tax receipting and database records
- Alumni Relations
- The Wilson Archives
In addition we liaise closely with the Parents’ Auxiliary and the SMUS Alumni Association Boards and volunteers.
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 reach for better resources and better facilities in support of our students. As a registered not for profit entity, we are also able to issue tax receipts for eligible gifts and donors, including in the USA.
Floreat Strategic Plan
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 2022-23 – the Annual Fund
In consultation with school leaders, coaches, faculty and the Board of Governors, we have prioritized our fundraising foci for this school year into four broad categories: Unique Programming for Students, Upgraded Facilities, Financial Support for Students, and Everyday Impact.
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.
Latest Advancement News
NEWS - February 17, 2023
The Lasting Impact of Financial Aid: Brenna Nixon '10
NEWS - February 16, 2023
The Impact of Financial Aid
NEWS - February 13, 2023