We are in for a big weekend here at Matthews Hall as we welcome the annual “Holly & Ivy” Artisan Sale at the same time as the season’s first snowfall! Preparations for this festive weekend have been brilliantly guided over the past several months by our intrepid event chairperson, Shannon Chande, and her capable and conscientious committee: Miranda Thompson, Ani Campos-Duncan, Dipika Jairath, Michelle Cronin, Cynthia Hines-Pym, Melissa Rajgopal, Ariana Nabavieh, Charmi Pandey, Allison Dulay, and Sherri Bocchini. Along with the support of countless sponsors, parent volunteers, teachers, alumni and students, this year’s event promises to deliver the same unique quality we have come to enjoy. On behalf of the entire school community, I thank all the organizers and volunteers for their time, talent, and commitment!
Schools like Matthews Hall – which receive no government funding or support – rely each year (and for the lifetime of the school) on the generosity and engagement of all our valued stakeholders. The best and most successful independent schools across Canada have been built, sustained and advanced through the regular financial support of parents just like you and me.
We have big plans for our great family school as our strategic goals for the development of our campus begin to gain traction. While our most important goal is preparing your child for life in high school, we need the classrooms, facilities, resources, equipment and regular professional learning support to ensure we continue to offer your children the very best.
And this is where your tangible support of “human development” – and your children’s potential – can really make a difference. When we support the mission and goals of our school through philanthropy, we are investing in the long-term development of the very students who will pay-it-forward as they take their places in our Canadian society.
In order to accomplish this goal, we rely on the financial support of friends who truly believe in what we are doing.
When you donate your time, talent and treasure, all of our students benefit, our teachers are encouraged and sustained, and our school’s place in the community is strengthened. This is how schools advance from strength to strength. This is how a 100 year-old school charts its course.
Thank you for all of your help this fall and for considering Matthews Hall, when you make decisions about your family’s annual charitable giving this tax year.
Ric Anderson, Head of School