Giving At Rundle
You Can Make a Difference
Your donations help us achieve our mission, adhere to our vision and values, and deliver on our commitment to Rundle’s and our students’ success.
In order to offer an exceptional independent education that focuses on building strong character with a commitment to academic achievement, we rely on our friends, families — past and present, and alumni for generous donations.
Rundle College Society is a registered charity (107940892 RR 0001). All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt.
SHAW BIRDIES FOR KIDS (BFK) PROGRAM 2023
We are excited to announce that Rundle has been invited to participate, for a third year in a row, in the Shaw Birdies for Kids Program (BFK), presented by AltaLink. All donations made to Rundle through the Shaw Donation Portal will be matched up to 50%, now through to the end of August 2023. This year, funds raised with BFK will be directed towards our annual Vision & Values Campaign – Academy and College Campus Funds, which will support the purchase of ViewBoard technology for our Academy classrooms and the redesign of our College Jr. High Science Lab.
Vision & Values 2022-2023
We are pleased to launch our annual Vision & Values fundraising campaign and excited to share this year’s initiatives with our community. This year’s campaign is focused on our extraordinary community and opportunities to enhance learning through investments in technology, infrastructure, and programming that will elevate the student experience.
We invite you to visit our Vision & Values 2022-2023 webpage to learn more about this year’s funds and how your support will bring student learning to new heights.
Thank You Donors
We are incredibly grateful for our extraordinary community and the generosity that our families continue to show to our students and each other. Thanks to your generous donations, last year we raised over $430,000 towards innovation and wellness and the opportunity to enhance these areas throughout our schools and programs. We are sincerely thankful to all of our donors – your gifts make it possible for us to offer the programs and facilities that make our school special. Watch this video to see how your gifts make all the difference.
We’re here to help! Please see a list of our frequently asked questions below or reach out to us by phone or email.
How can I make my gift to Rundle?
Gifts can be made through our online giving portal. We are also grateful to accept donations by cheque (payable to Rundle College Society). Please mail to:
Rundle College Society
7379 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3H 3W5
Attn: Advancement Department
Is Rundle a registered charity? Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, Rundle is a charitable organization registered under Rundle College Society with the Canada Revenue Agency (#107940892RR0001).
All donations will receive a charitable tax receipt, so your donation will benefit both our students and your tax return.
What does my tuition pay for?
As is common in independent schools across North America, Rundle’s tuition fees only cover the cost of school operations. Program enhancements, supplemental equipment and resources, facility upgrades and capital projects are all funded by our generous donors.
Why does Rundle need to fundraise?
The Rundle experience would not be possible without the help of our generous donors. Our beautiful facilities, equipment and enhanced programming are funded primarily by charitable gifts made to our schools. Currently, tuition fees only cover operation costs. In order to avoid a significant increase in class size or tuition, we appeal to our community to help us raise the additionally required funds.
Who fundraises at Rundle?
Everyone! Rundle’s culture of giving and gratitude continues to grow and our community is committed to making our vision a reality. Rundle teachers, staff, Board members, students, alumni, current families, parent committees, local businesses and the surrounding community all contribute to our fundraising efforts.
What is the role of the PAC vs the Advancement Department?
Rundle PACs (Parent Advisory Committees) work closely with the parents and principals at their school or campus to fundraise for specific items or initiatives benefiting a specific group of students and teachers.
The Rundle Advancement Department is responsible for managing fundraising for the Rundle College Society charitable organization, which includes the annual Vision & Values campaign, the establishment of specific required funds, bursaries, scholarships and awards.
The Rundle Advancement Department and your PAC work together to meet Rundle’s fundraising goals.
Where are funds raised directed?
Every year, a variety of funds are included as part of our annual Vision & Values giving campaign – Campus Fund, Bursary Fund, and Capital Fund. Donations made to the annual campaign are directed towards specific initiatives for that year.
Unrestricted donations can be made to the Head of School Fund, and will be directed to the areas of greatest need across our schools.
Can my donation be directed towards a specific project or campus?
Yes, you can designate your gift to any existing program offered (e.g. academic departments, athletics, arts, co-curricular). We support and appreciate donations directed towards those programs that you value most.
What if I want my donation to go where it is needed most?
Unrestricted donations can be made to the Head of School Fund and will be directed towards the areas of greatest need across our schools.
Can I make donations monthly?
Yes, monthly donations are a fantastic way to give! You can choose the amount that fits your budget and still provide a substantial legacy for Rundle’s programs and students. It all adds up. Monthly donations can be set up on our donation site. A tax receipt for monthly donations will be sent in February of the following calendar year.
Are there other giving options available?
Yes, there are so many ways to give. In addition to one-time, online donations and monthly giving, there are a number of other opportunities to give throughout the year. Fundraising initiatives like Skip the Depot and FlipGive are a great way to participate in our giving program. Other options include gifts in kind, securities, and planned giving.