Your Guide to Giving

Your guide to understanding how you can make an impact through philanthropy at Havergal College.


Philanthropy & Community

A long-standing tradition of giving has meant that each generation of Havergal students has benefited from the generosity of our dedicated donor community. Your gift to our school reaffirms your belief in Havergal’s mission and our important role within the community, while inspiring others—especially your daughters—to pay it forward. In keeping with this tradition, each year we invite members of the Havergal community to donate to our Annual Fund. As this year looks different for all of us, as we hope this Guide to Giving helps with your understanding of how you can make an impact through philanthropy.

Fundraising at Havergal

The teachers at Havergal do their best to help their students reach their highest potential.

—Grade 9 student

What is the Annual Fund? The Annual Fund is an important source of financial support for curriculum enrichment, financial assistance and many other initiatives that make our academic, athletics, arts and music programs unique.

What is the Limitless Campaign ? The Limitless Campaign is the College’s current capital campaign, which helped create spaces that inspire learning with a focus on art, STEM, music, health and wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. With more than 90% of our $21 million goal raised, the campaign is our most ambitious fundraising endeavour to date.

90% Raised

Endowments Havergal’s endowments benefit our students. Scholarships and bursaries, professional development, curriculum initiatives and new equipment are just a few areas of impact. Endowments are funds permanently set aside as ongoing funding sources. 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. 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.

Understanding Your Impact

I love the environment that Havergal provides because individuality is encouraged.

—Middle School bursary recipient

Your gift to the Annual Fund has an impact on our students every single day. Please consider making a gift to one of these priority areas where we need your support the most.

Unrestricted Funds Reinforce areas that are of greatest need and are timely.

Bursary Support Champion students who otherwise would not have the chance to attend Havergal, or who are at risk of not being able to return to school.

Wellbeing Support the daily Wellbeing Program, a key priority of our healthy learning environment that promotes agency and resiliency.

Property Enhancements Invest in Havergal’s campus to ensure that the facilities serve our students in powerful and positive ways.

Limitless Campaign With more than 90% raised for the new spaces, your support will help us cross the finish line.

Honouring Your Gift

I love to learn and—through your generous donations—I have been able to do so at such a prestigious, well-rounded, amazing school like Havergal.

—Grade 7 student

Recognition Levels

The Havergal Circle Cumulative giving of $25,000 or more

Ivy Society 10+ years of consecutive giving

Green & Gold Society Champion: $10,000 and above Benefactor: $5,000 to $9,999 Partner: $2,500 to $4,999 Patron: $1,000 to $2,499

Directing Your Gift Where you direct your gift is up to you. This year, Havergal’s areas of greatest need are the unrestricted fund and the Limitless Campaign . While unrestricted gifts allow the greatest amount of flexibility, some donors may choose to direct their gift to an area that is more meaningful to them.

Staying Connected

The school’s positive and supportive atmosphere has motivated me to explore new things and take initiative.

—Grade 11 student

Making a donation is a personal decision for you and your family. We understand that, given the current economic climate, it may not be possible for you to make a gift. We are here to answer your questions. You will be updated throughout the year on how your donations impact our students and support our continued agile response during this pandemic. Please read Inside Havergal (the school’s monthly e-newsletter) to learn more about the power of gifts from our community. What you can expect as a donor: • a full tax receipt for your donation (for gifts of $25 and up); • recognition in our annual Impact Report ; and • an invitation to our Celebration of Community event in the spring; and Havergal’s Advancement & Community Relations team is always available by phone or email. To learn more about the Annual Fund: Pearl Goodman Senior Advancement Officer, Advancement & Community Relations 416.482.4707

To discuss making a gift to the Limitless Campaign : Tony diCosmo Executive Director, Advancement & Community Relations 416.482.4704

Making Your Gift

There are no words to describe how Havergal has changed my life...I hope to follow in your footsteps in helping a young woman achieve her goals and dreams!

—Senior School bursary recipient

Make your gift online

By Phone

Call us with your credit card number: 416-482-4707

By Cheque

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 and 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. Gift of Securities Avoid a tax bill by transferring appreciated securities to Havergal College. Contact us at 416-482-4707 for more information. Mail your cheque, made payable to: Canada: The Havergal College Foundation 1451 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON M5N 2H9 USA: The Havergal College Educational Foundation Inc. c/o Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC, Avant Building - Suite 900, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202-2107

Your Gift is Priceless

Havergal is an independent school and a registered charity—we rely on our community’s generosity to maintain excellence for our students. We ask that you consider a donation that is right for you and your family. Your gift to the Annual Fund, combined with others, will support our students in learning to navigate a dynamic and uncertain world. Last year, gifts under $2,000 raised more than $330,000 for our students. Gifts of any size are truly valued and deeply appreciated.

I am so thankful for the sense of community and the support system at Havergal. It isn’t just a school, we are a family.

—Grade 11 bursary recipient

Preparing young women to make a difference

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