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Building a Brighter Future: Great Hall Fundraiser Reaches $1M Milestone

By Kyle Slavin

The Great Hall will soon be greater, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our community.

Rundle is excited to celebrate surpassing our goal to raise $1 million for a full redesign of the heart of our College 7–12 building.

“This is the first capital project in our school’s history to be fully funded by philanthropy. It’s a remarkable achievement and it goes to show that our community recognizes the importance of fostering welcoming, inclusive and vibrant spaces for our students,” says Head of School Dr. Jason Rogers.

Reaching this milestone as we continue to build a culture of giving is a testament to the power of collective impact.

“Every gift that helped us to our goal represents a shared belief in building an even better community for our students,” says Nicole Titterton, Director of Advancement. “The Great Hall will continue to be a cornerstone of this building for years to come and will stand as a symbol for the power of collective impact. This space would not be possible without the unwavering support of everyone who donated.”

The Great Hall will undergo a floor-to-ceiling renovation, including new flooring, lighting and beautiful new millwork throughout. Most importantly, the space will be redesigned with low-distraction learning and socializing spaces, and new flexible furniture. It will integrate innovation and technology designed to cater to the needs of today’s learners. (See renderings of the updated Great Hall.)

“The space is already well-loved and a constant hive of activity for our grade 7 to 12 students. I can just imagine how much more of a dynamic hub it will be once the renovation is complete,” says Anna Miller, principal of the Junior High. “I’m excited to see our students explore its potential and make it their own.”

“Thank you to all of our donors for your investment not just in the school but in the future of our community.”

– Head of School Jason Rogers

The capital campaign launched in the fall as part of the Annual Fund campaign, and an anonymous community donor announced an incredible $500,000 matching challenge.

“I am delighted to be one of many people supporting this project. We all value the impact strong social connections have on students during their formative years,” says the anonymous donor. “The time they spend connecting, collaborating, and making memories in this gathering space will help them become more well-rounded as students at Rundle and as individuals beyond their time at school.”

Once year-end celebrations are complete, renovations will take place over the summer. Students and teachers will arrive on campus in August to a warmer and more modern Great Hall.

“Words can’t express our immense gratitude to all who contributed,” says Allison Belt, principal of the Senior High. “A special thank you goes to our anonymous matching donor. Your generosity amplified the impact of every gift and sparked a wave of support that propelled our fundraising efforts forward.”

Giving at Rundle, no matter where the donation is directed, improves the student experience. These gifts inspire all members of our community to continue to build and enhance our schools to benefit generations to come.

Jason adds, “Thank you to all of our donors for your investment not just in the school but in the future of our community.”

If you would like to make a gift to Rundle as part of the 2023-2024 school year, please visit our website or contact our Advancement office.