2022-23 Annual FundProject Refresh: Furnishing the Future
Tuition and government grants cover our school operations and staff compensation. Like all independent schools, it is only through donations that we will be able to provide our students with exceptional experiences and facilities. The Ravens Nest Activity Centre, sport court, playground, library books, 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
Furnishing the Future
We know that well designed learning spaces have a positive impact on students’ physical, mental, and social well-being. We also know that all classes have unique needs. To best support those needs and engage our students as active participants in their learning, we need diverse classroom furniture that uses our classroom space wisely and enables greater opportunities for innovative and active learning experiences.
With your support, we will purchase innovative classroom furniture designed to create learning spaces that can be easily reconfigured for different educational delivery and learning needs. We have partnered with VS America a leader in educational furniture, who has been recognized for their ethical and environmental business practices. Their classroom furniture is environmentally friendly, ergonomic, and is built to provide superior strength and longevity.
This classroom furniture is modern, with a minimalist design that can easily be moved by both students and teachers. The furniture options allow for comfortable break out spaces, areas for standing, and both individual and group work spaces. The furniture includes an assortment of cheerful and comfortable student chairs and desks; movable storage cabinets; stand up desks; activity tables; movable teacher podiums and desks; teacher chairs; white boards; recycling centres; and soft seated areas. Additionally, we would like to refresh and outfit the DP lounge as well as the library.
We are asking for your support to provide our students with enhanced educational opportunities through purchasing new classroom furniture.
With your donation, we will purchase new furniture for the Early Learning Centre through to Grade 12.
Furniture pricing ranges from $150 for a student chair up to $6,000 for cabinetry. The total cost to outfit the entire school, library, and DP Lounge will be $600,000. Donations of $2,000 and more will be recognized on our permanent donor wall. Gifts of $25,000 will sponsor an entire classroom refresh and will be recognized with a permanent wall plaque. Pledge payments can be made over 3 years. Gifts of all sizes will be recognized in our annual report. If you wish to remain anonymous, please let us know.
We are deeply grateful for each and every gift, no matter the amount. We ask that you consider a gift that is meaningful to you.
We wish to offer accessibility to a diverse student population of mission-aligned families. As a not-for-profit organization, our funding for financial aid is limited. However, as a small school we are proud to be able to assist a significant number of families with support. With your donation, we can support current families as well as exceptional prospective students who could not otherwise afford an Aspengrove education.
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 an exceptional education in central Vancouver Island.
Ways to Give
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.
Many companies offer matching gift programs. Ask your employer if your company will match your charitable donation.
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.
You can make payments towards your pledged amount throughout the year. We ask that pledge payments towards new classroom furniture are made within 3 years.
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.
I want to make a gift now
Thank you for supporting our Annual Fund
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 Places to give
Just call the Advancement Office at (250) 390-2201 and we’ll be happy to help you.
You can drop off a cheque at the school office or by mail:
7660 Clark Drive
Lantzville, BC V0R 2H0
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Advancement
P: 250.390.2201 E: email@example.com
Charitable Registration Number: 898566609 RR0001
Why Support the Annual Fund?
I already support Aspengrove through my child’s tuition and fees. 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. 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 made the dream of a gym a reality, 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.
Gifts towards new classroom equipment can be pledged over 3 years.
We are deeply grateful for all gifts and thank you for your support. All gifts matter and directly impact our students.