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Giving

Why Support SJR

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Why Support SJR?

The School we have today exists because of the generosity and support of families who have come before us. As an independent school, we rely on the support of our community to provide resources which help make the School an even better place for all students. Your supports makes it possible for us to sustain and enhance our facilities and grounds, provide financial support to a greater number of deserving students, and create an environment that inspires and enhances the educational experience.

Jim Keefe, Head of School

The SJR community is strong. Together we realized the dream of providing outstanding facilities for today’s students and future generations.

It is now time to build upon our existing programs and introduce new opportunities that enhance the learning experience for all students.

During Summer 2020, we invested significantly in classroom furnishings and technology to ensure students receive equal opportunity for learning whether they are at school in person or learning remotely from home.  Your support is an investment in our new learning infrastructure. 

Thank you.

Annual Giving

Our giving options focus on the current and strategic priorities of the School as well as encouraging ongoing support for the SJR Foundation and the School's endowment.  By supporting our current needs your gift will create an immediate impact and you will be able to see your gift in action straightaway.  Supporting the endowment creates a lasting legacy that will help to support scholarships, financial aid, innovation and campus renewal on an annual basis.

List of 3 items.

  • Supporting Current Needs

    Innovation Fund
    The current need Innovation Fund supports academic programs today with funding for training and classroom enrichment so that we may continue to challenge and inspire our students in ways that will innovate and transform the SJR experience.

    During Summer 2020, we invested significantly in classroom furnishings and technology to ensure students receive equal opportunity for learning whether they are at school in person or learning remotely from home.  Your support is an investment in our new learning infrastructure.  

    Tom Bredin Athletic Centre Revitalization
     

    The Athletic Centre includes the Reimer Gym, the Riley Fitness Centre and the Dutton Memorial Arena.  Dutton has been operational since 1967 and requires significant structural work and maintenance.  With an urgent need for remedial work, we explored options that would enable us to rejuvenate Dutton and further enhance our athletic offering, making these facilities inclusive and available to all.
  • Supporting Endowment

    Providing an Enduring Legacy
    Innovation, Scholarships, Financial Aid, Campus Sustainability

    Gifts made to the endowment are held by the SJR Foundation and remaing at SJR in perpetuity.  The SJR Foundation was created in 1962 to manage funds endowed to the School for the provision of scholarships and financial aid, maintaining our beautiful campus and supporting ongonig education and classrom enrighment throughout the School.  The Foundation ensures the Capital is preserved and earns investment invomce to provide a reliable and sustainable annual allocaiton to the School.

    Support for the Innovation Fund can also be directed to the SJR Foundation.  This endowment supports academic programs with ongoing funding for training and classroom enrichment so that the School and its faculty may contrinue to challenge and inspire our students in ways that will innovate and transform the SJR experience.

    On average, the Foundation supports 82 academic scholarships and provides financial aid bursaries to 45 deserving students annually.  The School comumnity benefits from the inclusion of a wide diversity of students which financial assistancant can help make possible. 

    The Campus Sustainabilty endowment supports the ongoing needs of our beautiful campus and preserves buildings and trees for generations to follow.
  • Unrestricted/Other

    By selecting "other" you can designate your gift to an area not listed. "Unrestricted" allows the School to use your gift in the area of greatest need.

Advancement Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Christina Barwinsky

    Christina Barwinsky 86

    Director of Advancement
    497
  • Photo of Joan Banman Cristo

    Joan Banman Cristo 83

    Alumni Coordinator
    417
  • Photo of Calla Grabish

    Calla Grabish 

    Archivist
    487
St. John’s-Ravenscourt School was founded in 1820 principally to serve the children of the Selkirk settlers. By 1834 there were forty students, evenly split between boys and girls. SJR has inevitably grown and changed over the years since, though its success throughout has been unimpeachable. We have graduated 18 Rhodes scholars, for example, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II granted patronage and established a scholarship in her name in 1981. Today the programs are as strong as our reputation. A strong academic program is paired with an equally strong attention to the values of stewardship, ethical leadership, and excellence in all areas of academic, social and athletic life.