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Great independent schools are not built by tuition fees alone. They are characterised by a culture of giving in the spirit of ‘paying it forward’ to future generations. That’s why we turn to our supportive community of alumnae, parents, staff, and friends to contribute to our fundraising campaigns—the generosity of our community makes our school stronger.
Donations go a long way in helping us fulfill our mission: inspiring each girl to reach her full potential. From recruiting new teachers to supporting Elmwood Theatre, from bursaries to athletic uniforms, from books to classroom technology, gifts to the school help us provide a vibrant educational atmosphere that fosters success.
The Annual Campaign is Elmwood’s yearly fundraising campaign which reaches out to our parents, alumnae, past parents, grandparents, current and former faculty and staff, and friends. Each year, the Annual Campaign raises funds in support of essential enhancements and opportunities that immediately benefit our students and their teachers.
Take a look at this video to see the items made possible as a result of contributions received in the last few years.
There are many ways to make a gift to Elmwood School.
If you’d like to give by mail, please send your cheque made payable to Elmwood School to:
Attention: Blanche Talbot
261 Buena Vista Road
Ottawa ON K1M 0V9.
To make a donation by phone, please call (613) 749-6761 x. 297 to speak with our Development Officer, Blanche Talbot.
As alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty and friends, you have already made lasting contributions to Elmwood, and for that we are so thankful. In planning for your future and that of your loved ones, we hope that you will consider making another lasting investment in our school through Planned Giving – gifts through bequests, life insurance and gifts of stock.
Contributions may also be endowed in perpetuity and support the area of the donor’s choice – whether it be a family named endowment fund to support a financial needs student or to support a specific program.
Endowed funds of $25,000 and greater may be named in honour of a loved one or the donor’s family. Please contact the Advancement Office for more information about these unique giving opportunities.
From time to time, Elmwood School may undertake major fundraising initiatives such as new facilities, major renovations, program development or building of our endowment fund.
A Corporate Partner Program is also available to a maximum of six, industry exclusive Partners, providing an opportunity to associate their corporate brand with Elmwood events as well as print and web presence.
Generally, contributions made to these initiatives are pledged over a 3-5 year period.
Every year we hold a gala for the Elmwood community. It’s a very special night that’s only made possible with the help of corporate partners, event sponsors, donors, and our guests. Most importantly, it supports the programs that make Elmwood such a great place to learn and grow.
The Silver Gala – 25th Anniversary
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Cocktails at 6:00 ~ Dinner at 7:00
Live and Silent Auction ~ Entertainment by Sway
Black tie optional
Proceeds will be dedicated to Elmwood’s bursary program and to projects that enhance creativity in our visual arts, drama and music programs.
Gala Patron: Michael Potter
Thank you to our Corporate Partners:
The Parents’ Association is a volunteer group that welcomes everyone associated with the School.
The Parents’ Association’s mission is to foster the relationship between parents, friends and the school and to form a partnership to benefit the School and its community. All Parents’ Association programs and events support Elmwood’s mission and values. The Parents’ Association is a committee of the Elmwood Board of Governors.
Parents’ Association Events and Activities:
- Welcome Back Festival
- Eagles’ Nest (Uniform Shop)
- Elmwood Gala
- Run for the Cure
- Fall Harvest Festival
- Holly Tea
- Father Daughter Dinner-Dance
- Staff Appreciation Luncheon
- The Pound (Lost and Found)
- Décor Team
- Parent Ambassadors
- Class Parents
Volunteering at Elmwood
Elmwood relies on parent volunteers to organize community building events and fundraising activities. Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to the school’s life and to meet other parents and members of the Elmwood community. The Elmwood Parents’ Association offers many opportunities to get involved.