Annual Giving

Annual Giving & Bursaries

Annual Giving is used to provide funding for projects, items or professional development that will make a difference to the students, their families, and the faculty and staff of Selwyn House School. Your participation, in any way, will help make that difference. 

Donations that are designated to fund student bursaries are invested in the General Endowment Fund that provides approximately 75 per cent of all the bursaries awarded annually. The remaining 25 per cent are funded through named endowment funds.

Investment income earned on endowed funds is disbursed as bursary awards for qualifying families. The principle of the fund is never touched so that the fund can continue to grow.
 
The Bursary Committee meets regularly to determine the recipients of needs-based bursaries. The recipients are  anonymous.
 
Director of Annual Giving and Old Boy Relations
Mary-Ann Cloherty
514-931-9481 ext 2294
clohertym@selwyn.ca

SHS Priorities

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  • COVID Relief

    The school has worked closely with the directors of the Selwyn House Association Board and Veritas Fund Board to establish a budget to address the needs of our faculty and students during the pandemic. A special effort is needed to help offset the over $500K in expenses required to keep our students, families and staff safe, and to ensure that there are adequate funds during this time for technology enhancements, substitute teachers, PPE, air purifiers, etc.
  • Student Bursaries

    We are proud to support deserving students who qualify for needs-based bursaries. Requests for financial assistance have increased by 28% this year. We want to ensure that all students can complete their SHS education.
  • Student Success Center

    The SSC is a wonderful source of support for ALL students whether it is to gain study skills, obtain specialized instruction, or receive professional services for specific learning challenges. The SSC aims to provide professional development opportunities for teachers in the areas of Inclusive Education, Differentiated Instruction and Curriculum Adaptation, and Assistive Technology resources. Our goal is to increase the SSC endowment to have a self-sustaining fund to alleviate the reliance on the annual fund.
  • Programs / Initiatives / Professional Development

    Our community recognizes the value of our programs. Additional financial support enhances and strengthens opportunities for our students and supports best practices and innovations in teaching. This year, we are developing strategic directions under our new truth–True to the World–that address diversity, equity and inclusion through social justice programming.
  • The Hannaford-Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund

    The goal of The Hannaford-Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund is to honour former Headmaster Hal Hannaford and his wife Susan's legacy of caring at Selwyn House, where every boy is Known and Loved. Funds will be available when they are most needed.

    Many mental health problems start in childhood and adolescence. However, because issues related to mental health are often overlooked in children and adolescents, only one in five children who need mental health services receive them.

    The Hannaford-Doherty Mental Health & Wellness Fund will provide training and certification by Mental Health First Aid Canada each year to Selwyn House teachers and staff to help identify and address mental health problems when they first become apparent. Early intervention can help to prevent problems from becoming worse.
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  • SHS Indigenization Process

    Support the school community as it engages in a meaningful and long-term commitment to incorporate Indigenous knowledge, culture and partnerships into its practices, policies and curriculum. Donations will help fund Indigenous consultant(s), professional development workshops & resources on Indigenous education, as well as initiatives presented by the Indigenous Student Committee.

Bursary Funds

Full Bursaries

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  • The General Endowment Fund


    The General Endowment Fund is where all donations to the endowment that are not specifically designated to a named fund are maintained.
  • The Old Boys’ Endowment Fund


    The Old Boys’ Endowment Fund gets the majority of its funding from the proceeds of the annual Selwyn House Old Boys and Friends Golf Tournament, as well as from individual donors. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of three full five-year bursaries starting in Grade 7.
  • The Conrad H. Harrington Fund

    The Conrad H. Harrington Bursary is named in memory of Mr. Conrad H. Harrington, father of two Selwyn House students. Mr. Harrington always felt it was important that the Selwyn House experience enjoyed by his sons should be made available to more students. This full three-year bursary is offered to a qualifying student entering Grade 9.
  • The Pathy Family Foundation Fund

    The Pathy Family Foundation Bursary is a full five-year bursary awarded to a deserving student entering Grade 7. Paul ’88 and Mark ’86 would like to provide this special opportunity to an exceptional student who seeks the value of a Selwyn House education in order to fulfill his potential and establish a successful pathway for his future.

Partial Bursaries

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  • Erene & Joel '99 Anthony Family Bursary Fund

    The Erene & Joel '99 Anthony Family Bursary Fund was created in May 2014 by Joel Anthony who attended Selwyn House through scholarships, provided by the support of many families. This fund is to be used to provide needs-based bursaries to help deserving students attend Selwyn House.
  • The Hallward Family Endowment Fund

    The Hallward Family Endowment Fund is funded by the Hallward family. This fund was created not as bursary for tuition, but as a special needs-based assistance fund to be used by the Director of Elementary School or Middle School to assist students who may require additional tutorial help or educational testing in order to be successful at their grade level.
  • Diana Kuilman Memorial Fund

    The Diana Kuilman Memorial Fund gets its funding from the friends and family of the late Diana Kuilman. This fund is to be used to provide needs-based bursaries to help deserving students attend Selwyn House.. 
  • John R. McConnell '65 Endowment Fund

    The John R. McConnell '65 Endowment Fund was created in November 2019 by the John R. McConnell Foundation, and named in his memory. The Foundation wants the fund to be used to assist boys in financial need for their tuition fees, in the sole discretion of the Selwyn House Veritas Foundation and the School's Head. 
  • William Mitchell Endowment Fund

    The William Mitchell Endowment Fund was created by the Old Boys’ Association in 2008 from the proceeds of the Centennial Old Boys and Friends' Golf Tournament, in tribute to Will Mitchell’s retirement from the school as headmaster after 24 years. Additional funds are received from individual donors. This fund has the capacity to offer a five-year partial bursary to a student starting in Grade 7.
  • Mondal Family Endowment Fund

    The Mondal Family Endowment Fund was created in February 2015 by the Mondal Family. This fund is to be used to provide needs-based bursaries to help deserving students attend Selwyn House.
  • Edgar Moodey Memorial Fund

    The Edgar Moodey Memorial Fund gets its funding from the estate and friends of Edgar Moodey. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of a one-year partial bursary starting in Grade 7.
  • Colin No '97 Memorial Fund

    The Colin No '97 Memorial Fund was created in 2005 by the classmates of Colin No ’97 and named in his memory. It was established through funding from his classmates, his family, and individual donors and continues to grow. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.
  • Gaelan O’Donnell '83 Endowment Fund

    The Gaelan O’Donnell Endowment Fund was created by the classmates of Gaelan O’Donnell ’83 in 2009 and named in his memory. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7. The Gaelan O’Donnell Fund gets its funding from Gaelan's classmates, family, and friends.
  • Addy Pathak 2005 Memorial Fund

    The Addy Pathak 2005 Memorial Fund bursary is awarded in recognition of academic excellence, in memory of Aditya Pathak, a Grade 9 student who was a valued member of the Selwyn House community and was greatly appreciated by his peers and teachers for his sense of humanity. This bursary is funded by the Pathak Family, as well as by Addy’s classmates and friends. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.
  • David Pitblado '78 Endowment Fund

    The David Pitblado Endowment Fund was created in 2004 by the classmates of David Pitblado ’78 and named in his memory. The fund was established thanks to generous classmates, members of the Pitblado family, and individual donors. The Pitblado family wanted the fund to be used to help a student get started in Grade 7 and 8. This fund has the capacity to offer the equivalent of a two-year partial bursary starting in Grade 7.
  • Nancy Pitfield Scholarship Fund

    The Nancy Pitfield Scholarship Fund gets its funding from the friends and family of the late Nancy Pitfield, as well as from the school’s annual Gryphon Sale of used uniforms. This fund has the capacity to offer a one-year partial bursary to a student in Grade 7.