2020-21 annual fund

Supporting our Athletic & Activity Centre and Financial Aid

Why give?

Tuition and government grants only cover staff compensation and our school operations. Like all independent schools, it is only through donations that we will be able to provide our students with exceptional experiences and facilities. The sport court, playground, and laptops, among many others, have all been made possible at Aspengrove because of donations. 

From our humble beginnings, we are where we are today because of the generosity of time and donations of Aspengrove families.  Our students benefit from this generosity every day.

“At times, establishing Aspengrove – and especially moving to the new site – seemed an insurmountable task. But each step along the way happened when it was meant to. When so many families come together to help, look what we can achieve. And what a beautiful message that is to give to our children.”

~ Ferg Family, Co-Founders & Supporters

our most urgent needs

Financial Aid 

Covid-19 has placed enormous financial strains on some of our families – families who are presently at Aspengrove and families who would like to bring their children to Aspengrove. This past year alone, Aspengrove has had a 55% increase in financial aid requests. We know this trend will continue. We wish to offer accessibility to a diverse student population of mission-appropriate families. With your donation, we can support current families as well as exceptional prospective students who could not otherwise afford Aspengrove. 

New Athletic & Activity Centre

We we were ourgrowing our Sprung Gym, our #1 request from students and families was a new space for athletics and music. Our new state-of-the-art Athletic & Activity Centre is providing our students critical space to learn and explore their passions. We need your help to finish what we started! 

creating possibilities

With your gift, you are creating possibilities. Not only does your donation impact our students now, but is also part of a greater legacy – to provide the opportunity for future students to receive a global education in central Vancouver Island. We have an ambitious goal, but we know AGS is up for the challenge. 100% participation from our entire community – parents, staff, and board members!

We Are Providing an Environment for Our Students to Grow & Excel

Our students come to school each day with purpose – prepared to be challenged and to work hard. With your support, you are transforming our campus and enriching the educational experience not only for our current students, but also for those who attend our school for decades to come.

I want to make a gift now

Thank you for supporting our Annual Fund

Online Donation

 

We greatly appreciate your partnership and generosity to Aspengrove School. All donations make a difference.  You will be taken to PayPal to complete your donation. You will have the option to set up a monthly gift should you wish to do so.

Other Ways to give

By Phone

Just call the Advancement Office at (250) 390-2201 and we’ll be happy to help you.

By Cheque

You can drop off a cheque at the school office or by mail:

Aspengrove School
Advancement Office
7660 Clark Drive
Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0

thank you

We are deeply grateful for all gifts and thank you for your support.  All gifts matter and directly impact our students. 

Other Ways to Give

By Pledge

You can make payments towards your pledged amount throughout the year. We ask that Annual Fund pledge payments are received by June 30, 2021. 

Monthly Gifts

Monthly donations are a convenient way to give, and can make a substantial impact over time. Monthly donations are set up and collected via PayPal. 

matching gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs.  Ask your employer if your company will match your charitable donation.

Gift of Securities

Donating securities or mutual funds can be an excellent tax vehicle for donors to make a significant gift.  We recommend you consult with your Accountant.

one time gifts

You can make a one-time gift online or via cheque. 

Gift of School Bonds

Typically, bonds are returned when a student graduates. Some families, however, have chosen to donate back their bonds to be able to make a substantial gift to the school, and receive a charitable tax receipt now. There are options to donate back the bond in smaller increments through a multiple year pledge.

We would be pleased to meet with you to discuss options for giving. For more information, please contact our Advancement Office:

Nicole Carpenter | Director of Development

P: 250.390.2201 E: ncarpenter@aspengroveschool.ca

Charitable Registration Number:  898566609 RR0001

Why Support the Annual Fund?

I already support Aspengrove through my child’s fees and the bond. Why are you asking for donations?

We understand that for many parents an Aspengrove education requires great financial sacrifice and we thank you for all that you do in support of the school.

What you may not know is that the fees you pay do not cover the complete cost of an Aspengrove education and the bond was created to help build the school that you see today – not the school of tomorrow.

To enhance your child’s experience at the school, to see us add the facilities that will match the excellence in our classrooms – that is why the Annual Fund has been created.

Your gift can also ensure that deserving students are able to attend Aspengrove regardless of their economic background. Your gift can help support a young person whose family cannot afford the complete cost of our fees. You can make a powerful difference in a student’s life.

How Do Donations Help My Child?

The Annual fund makes a difference in your child’s life every day at school. Gifts from the Aspengrove Family have purchased computers for our classrooms, sponsored trips for our students, provided scholarships and bursaries to deserving students, purchased equipment for the science program, added art supplies,  added books for our library and classrooms, purchased play equipment for the junior kindergarten, musical instruments for our band program…and much, much more.

Will My Donation Really Help?

I cannot afford much – will my gift really help?

Absolutely! Large gifts are needed if we are to reach our goals, but all gifts help! We recognize that every family’s ability to give is different – we only ask that you consider a gift that is meaningful to you, but within your means.

Your gift, whatever the size, makes a powerful statement about your support for Aspengrove and our students, and together with others it will make a difference.

I'd Like to Give More - but Not All At Once

How can I do that?

You can give through pre-authorized charges to your credit card via PayPal. That way a smaller gift can grow over time. Consider a $25 per month gift on your credit card: In one year it would grow to a $300 gift – enough to purchase a needed piece of sporting equipment or to support a student going on a school field trip.

If only ten people did this there would be enough money to offer a significant scholarship or bursary for a student.

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