National Philanthropy Day

Yesterday, on National Philanthropy Day, a group of student leaders had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Manitoba Philanthropy Awards at the RBC Convention Centre. The awards were given out during a gala luncheon and recognize Manitobans and organizations that have a tremendous impact on our province. The students were accompanied by Jim Keefe, Head of School, and Christina Barwinsky '86, Director of Advancement.  
 
National Philanthropy Day is celebrated around the world as a day to recognize the work of charities and remember the extraordinary achievements that philanthropy - giving, volunteering and social engagement - has made in all aspects of life.
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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.