“For many students, school and its in-person interactions and activities, form the cornerstone of their lives.”

From the Headmaster

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A Message from Stephen Beatty '86, Headmaster and father of Jack, Class of 2022 and Finn, Class of 2025

Having invested the greater part of my life’s work in educating children, I know that school represents more than just academics for children. For many, school and its in-person interactions and activities form the cornerstone of their lives.

Kids need school, they need their friends and they need routine. During the past three years, we were unable to fully experience the routines, rituals, and many traditions at the College. All of which provide a sense of comfort, predictability and belonging—things that we may have enjoyed but not labelled as essential… students singing O Canada at assembly, walking by the chapel and hearing choir voices practising, eating lunch together in Ketchum Hall, and our community-wide Terry Fox Run, where we all work together for a cause. All of these are Georgian experiences and all of these enhance a sense of belonging for our students. 

Recent conversations amongst educators and health professionals have been on prioritizing the needs of children and youth. At RSGC, these have been our conversations, too. Today, I ask for your financial support for this purpose—this year we have chosen to focus our funding priorities on providing opportunities for our students to be active, be mindful, and experience a greater sense of belonging. 

Philanthropy at RSGC is also a cherished tradition. Click here to see how donations made a profound impact last year. Our goal has always been 100% participation. Our boys will reap the benefits now, as will Georgians of the future. 

With gratitude,

Stephen Beatty ’86
Headmaster and father of Jack ’22 and Finn ‘25
 
 

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  • Headmaster’s Initiatives

    This year’s donations will challenge our students to Be active, Be mindful, Belong ... Be Georgian. These initiatives will be funded by the College’s Headmaster’s Initiatives.

    Be Active: Our goal is to enhance both our Physical & Health Education Program and our competitive programming through the renovation of our outdoor teaching-training space by installing a new heated turf. This surface would alter our limited outdoor space from a three-season, teaching-recreational space to a safe, year-round space that would be available for Physical Health Education classes and recreational time, such as recess. Snow removal and the prevention of ice build-up is extremely challenging for a turf surface, and it often causes the current turf to become unsafe for winter usage. The current turf, having been installed over 10 years ago, is now due to be replaced to allow for safe, year-round usage by our students and teams.

    Be Mindful: A dedicated space for health, play and joy at 128 Howland Avenue
    Physical activity, play and mindfulness are keys to building healthy bodies and a healthy community. These activities have been shown to improve memory, nervous system regulation, increase concentration and cognition, and promote social integration and happiness. Physical activity can also help to prevent anxiety, treat depression and improve overall mental health for people of all ages. To improve the physical and emotional well-being of students and adults at RSGC, we plan to renovate the lower level of 128 Howland Avenue to create a student hub for physical activity and mindfulness. This new space will provide opportunities for new programming, mentorship and leadership, while fostering a healthy mindset in our students. Some planned activities include gymnastics, dance, yoga, spinning and cooperative games, as well as mindfulness activities, such as meditation and relaxation exercises. The studio will be used daily as a teaching and learning space.

    Belong: These initiatives reinforce, deepen and increase the understanding and experience of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for members of the RSGC community. We plan to continue with professional learning, the engagement of expert
    consultants and establishing on-campus staff leadership for this very important initiative. Recognizing the effect that isolation had on many of our students, we will invest in additional social work resources to ensure all students have access to these services to help them manage the long-term impact of pandemic.
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  • Manners Maketh Men Scholarship and Bursary Fund

    The College continues to focus on the funding of scholarships for deserving boys who would otherwise not be able to afford an RSGC education. Named in honour of our founding Headmaster Dr. J.L. Wright, who proffered the “Manners Maketh Men” credo, this Fund will allow RSGC to offer admission to the best boys from all backgrounds, including students who would be an excellent fit for the RSGC family, but are unable to afford an independent school education. 
  • Georgian Opportunity Fund

    It has always been in the character of the College to provide for boys who deserve a world-class education. Scholarships help many young boys who would be an excellent fit for the RSGC family and who embody our “Manners Maketh Men” values become the exceptional leaders of our future. Scholarships truly make a difference.
     
    The Georgian Opportunity Fund provides up to 100% tuition support to deserving boys from Grades 7-12 and includes:
     
    • Up to 100% tuition
    • Uniform
    • Books
    • School trips and extracurricular expenses
    • Laptop
    • TTC fare
    • Daily lunch
  • Next Generation Georgian Fund

    This endowment fund was established to allow the College to become more financially accessible for our alumni families. This needs-based financial aid is available to all eligible children of alumni applying to Grades 7-12. Eligibility is assessed through a third-party organization such as Apple Financial Services and reviewed with the Bursary Committee of the College.

Ways to Give

In true Georgian style, our goal is 100% participation from our community. Please consider a one-time gift, a monthly gift, or multi-year pledge.

We are pleased to provide the following ways to show your support for Royal St. George’s College:

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  • Credit Card

    Make a gift on the Royal St. George’s College secure giving site.
  • Cheque

    Mail your cheque made out to St. George’s College Foundation to the Advancement Office, where all charitable contributions to Royal St. George’s college are processed:

    Royal St. George’s College
    Advancement Office
    120 Howland Avenue
    Toronto, ON M5R 3B5
  • US Donations

    Do you prefer to receive an American tax receipt?
    American donors can direct a gift to RSGC through our giving partner FRISBE (Friends of Independent Schools and Better Education). To make a gift online, please click here. If you'd like to use a cheque, please use this form.

    Since FRISBE makes lump sum transfers to RSGC at six month intervals, we would appreciate receiving confirmation from you of the details of your gift for the purposes of gift tracking, donor acknowledgement and recognition. You can email us at advancement@rsgc.on.ca.
  • United Way

    At your request, your United Way donation can be directed to St. George's College Foundation, Charitable Registration Number: 887281087RR0001
  • Matching Gifts

    Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

    If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the College may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

    Look to the far right of this page and scroll down for the search bar to see if your company matches gifts. 
  • Donor Advised Funds

    Donor Advised Funds are registered charities in Canada that allow donors to donate to charity, donors retain the ability to recommend which registered charities will receive the funds. This Fund enables donors to benefit from immediate tax savings for the full value of their donation and at the same time, enables them to develop a charitable giving plan for disbursing the funds to individual charities. Setting up a donor-advised fund can be done with the help of a financial advisor.
  • Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

    If you own stocks, bonds or mutual funds, you are happy when their investments increase. Unfortunately, when you convert your investment to cash, the capital gain is taxable. By directly donating your publicly listed securities to Royal St. George’s College, you will not pay capital gains tax on their increase in value.
  • Bequest

    At Royal St. George's College, we believe the world needs more Georgians. We'd like you to consider what the College means to you and how you can make a meaningful gift. By leaving a gift in your memory, you are making a significant contribution to the future sustainability of the College. Your legacy gift to RSGC will ensure that we can continue our 50 year-plus tradition of educating future Georgians, inspiring them to become the best version of themselves.

    Learn more about leaving your legacy gift

2022/2023

  1. 100
  2. 90
  3. 80
  4. 70
  5. 60
  6. 50
  7. 40
  8. 30
  9. 20
  10. 10
  11. 0
Goal $1,000,000.00
Current $129,064.00
Remaining $870,936.00
St. George's College Foundation Charitable Registration Number: 887281087RR0001
Matching Giving

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to the College may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.


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