Vision & Values Campaign 2022-2023
This year’s annual campaign is focused on our extraordinary community and opportunities to enhance learning through investments in technology, infrastructure, and programming that will elevate our students’ experience.
Our giving culture is an important part of our school fabric and essential to creating the Rundle experience for all of our students. As with most independent schools, tuition doesn’t doesn’t cover the entire cost of educating our students so we rely on our community to support the initiatives that make our school so special.
We invite you to support Vision & Values 22-23 by donating to one of this year’s funds or the program of your choice. Every gift is meaningful and contributes to providing the best possible learning experience for your child.
Thank you for your support!
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.
Where we need your support
COLLEGE 7–9 SCIENCE LAB | $150,000
At Rundle, we are educating future engineers, researchers, medical professionals, and many more within the science community. Providing students today with state-of-the-art tools in a dynamic learning environment, will help establish their confidence and ability to achieve success. Your donations to this year’s College Campus Fund will support the redesign and renovation of our junior high science lab.
*Below images are possible design renderings only.
I envision an open, inviting space where movement and learning is flexible and fluid, with an ease of convenience and comfort switching from lessons to labs.
CLASSROOM RECOGNITION OPPORTUNITY $20,000+
We would like to show our appreciation through this continuing recognition opportunity. With your gift of $20,000 (optionally pledged over four years), you will receive a recognition plaque proudly displaying your family name outside of our new College 7–9 Science Lab or any College classroom needing enhancements.
*Donor recognition of a classroom or other space will remain for 10 years or until the use of the facility is changed such that it must be demolished, substantially renovated, rebuilt or designated for another use. Rundle College Society maintains the right to remove any name if it is likely to have a negative impact on the image or reputation of Rundle College Society.
ACADEMY VIEWBOARDS™ | $110,000
We would like to equip all of our Academy classrooms with this new interactive board technology, which engages students in learning 21st-century skills. Touch screens allow our students to directly participate in lessons by moving or manipulating objects, filling in responses, and demonstrating their knowledge in collaboration with their peers. This innovative technology makes learning more multimodal, engaging, and rewarding. Raising our goal of $110,000 would allow us to purchase an additional 20 ViewBoards – one for every classroom.
The touch screen has been a hit – our students love participating in lessons by moving objects during sorting and matching activities, as well as eagerly volunteering to fill in blanks and demonstrate their knowledge in front of the class.
BURSARY FUND | $85,000
Our student bursary program provides financial assistance to current students requiring a bursary to maintain their enrollment at Rundle. Our bursary program is largely funded by charitable donations and wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community. Every gift made to the Bursary Fund creates an impact, allowing students in need to continue their educational journey with us.
We are beyond blessed to have received bursary funding this year to help keep our son at Rundle, where he has experienced unparalleled positive changes in his life, and in his prospects. I wish there were more I could say than thank you. You have changed our lives with your generosity, and we look forward to giving back to the community in every way that we can.
NAMED FAMILY ENDOWMENT FUNDS $35,000+
We are happy to continue to offer our community the opportunity to create a Named Family Endowment Fund. This is a wonderful way to contribute to a Rundle program that is especially meaningful to you, by establishing a fund that provides an ongoing gift that benefits tuition assistance or a particular program. Your gift of $35,000 to create your family’s endowment fund can be pledged over a five-year period.
For more information, please visit our Named Giving page.
RUNDLE STUDIO FUND
Support for our Rundle Studio is directed towards additional programming and resources for our online learners. For more information on making a gift to the Studio program please contact us at email@example.com.
HEAD OF SCHOOL FUND
The Head of School Fund allows donors to make unrestricted donations to Rundle. Our Head of School designates these funds to support areas of greatest need, such as Rundle community grants and program enrichment.
*Please note that if the intended use of a solicited donation is not feasible, the donation will be used in Rundle College’s general operations, programs, future capital projects not yet specified and/or area of greatest need.
Gifts can be made on our online giving portal.
We are grateful to accept donations by cheque as well (payable to Rundle College Society). Please mail to:
Attention: Mr. Aaron Goettel
Director of Alumni & Advancement
Rundle College Society
7379 17 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T3H 3W5
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).
You will receive a tax receipt for any donation, 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.