“It's hard to imagine a more meaningful career than working with children.”

From the Headmaster

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

I have always held the belief that schools are among humanity's greatest inventions. They serve as spaces where the young gather, receive care, education and love while their parents address the operational matters necessary for advancing society. The gradual growth that often goes unnoticed in day-to-day life becomes strikingly evident when we reunite with our boys after a break or when they visit us from their universities. We bear witness to a child's transformation into an adolescent and, eventually, into an almost adult. Those of us who are fortunate enough to work in schools get to  bear witness to these changes. We are here to ignite their dreams and help them become the best versions of themselves. This work is sacred, important, and multi-generational. I consider myself fortunate to be able to do what I do and where I do it.

I've always viewed this work as a partnership, one that cannot thrive or evolve without the steadfast support of our RSGC community. This partnership extends beyond the classroom, as it strives to enhance the RSGC experience for our current students and for those who will follow in their footsteps. 

Today, I kindly request your support for the Annual Fund, which is just one of the ways we endeavour to fulfill the College's mission to challenge and inspire each boy to become the best version of himself. We rely on the generosity and support of our RSGC community to make possible the completion of many of our priorities. Our Annual Giving brochure spotlights the funding priorities for this school year – including the exciting project to create a Centre for the Arts – and reports on the amazing outcomes resulting from last year’s donations. We hope for 100% participation by our community as we fundraise for the College – by our collective efforts the advantages are directly realized by our current students, and ensure the promise of a great education for generations of Georgians, yet to come. We hope you can join us as we work to improve our school by making a contribution to the RSGC Annual Giving Fund,  this year. Your support will make a real difference in our students. 

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 help Fuel Georgian Dreams: Arts, Wellness, Scholarships. These initiatives will be funded by the College’s Headmaster’s Initiatives.

    New Centre for the Arts
    Our Chapel has always been regarded as the jewel of our campus. As we set our priorities for this year, one of our key initiatives is to make this  cherished gem shine even brighter. We plan to achieve this by renovating  the Chapel’s basement, transforming it into a modern New Arts Centre. This centre will comprise two spacious areas, one dedicated to Instrumental Music and the other to our Media Arts program. Additionally, it will offer  several private practice rooms, providing our students with the ideal space to  hone their musical talents, and feature an Arts Lounge, to facilitate collaborative work among students. Once again, we are privileged to collaborate with Tye Farrow, a distinguished Canadian architect who previously designed the  renovations for Ketchum Hall and our Junior School. Tye’s innovative design emphasizes the significance of light, space, and natural materials. Integrating these elements into our educational spaces reflects our commitment to  enhancing the overall quality of education. Such considerations can have a positive impact on students’ physical and mental well-being, enriching their learning experiences and nurturing a greater sense of environmental responsibility. Ultimately, these elements come together to cultivate an environment that fosters growth, creativity, and a profound connection to  the world around us. 

    Wellness Spaces  
    Creating spaces for wellness is crucial for promoting the overall well-being of our students and staff. This will include enhancing the Fitness and Training  Centre with additional equipment to support physical health. We will also allocate resources to prioritize Mind/Body Wellness through new spaces.

    Other Campus Improvements 
    Your donations will also help support campus improvement initiatives. These funds will aid in upgrading campus security by replacing  outdated security cameras and related infrastructure. Donations will  also contribute to the continuous restoration and maintenance of St. Alban’s Chapel, including outfitting the chapel with improved AV equipment and restoring stained glass windows. Additionally, the  funds will support ecological improvements such as tree planting, and upgrading inefficient systems, which may include replacing windows and mechanical equipment to enhance energy efficiency. 

    Scholarships and Bursaries
    A Georgian education is a remarkable life-changing experience, and for that reason we continue to prioritize our Manners Maketh Men  Scholarship and Bursary Fund to ensure that RSGC remains accessible to all boys, regardless of financial considerations. Our continued belief in the importance of scholarships and bursaries is rooted in the understanding that by removing financial barriers and fostering excellence, individuals are empowered to become Georgians and, ultimately, make  significant contributions to society. The world needs more Georgians.  
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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

Thank you!

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Goal $1,000,000.00
Current $570,048.55
Remaining $429,951.45
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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