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Giving Opportunities

Annual Fund

Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund is the foundational way we partner with parents, alums, grandparents and past parents. Our community’s generous yearly contributions help us take the Branksome experience from great to exceptional.

Sustained by our community’s generosity, this critical resource empowers students with the best possible educational journey and prepares them for their best possible futures. Your support is essential as Branksome continues to evolve.

What’s the impact? Our grads are prepared for top careers in a future we can’t yet anticipate, sought after by employers and closing the gender divide in financial, innovation and entrepreneurial fields. They’ll be ready to tackle the challenges we face, both today and in the future. Make way as they shatter glass ceilings, take their places as leaders and change the world for the better.

Support the Make Way Campaign

Make way for the future! All gifts to the Annual Fund support the MAKE WAY campaign. You can designate your gift to one of our three campaign priorities:

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  • Opportunity Fund ($2M)

    Enrich our learning environment and set our students apart. This fund enables nimble response to opportunities identified by faculty and staff for the benefit of our students, including curricular and co-curricular enhancements.


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  • Innovation Centre And Studio Theatre (iCAST) ($25M)

    Help close the gender divide in the workplaces of tomorrow and instill the sought-after innovator’s mindset in our students. iCAST is a 34,458 square-foot facility where arts and STEM flourish and will collide in unexpected ways. 

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  • Financial Assistance ($3M)

    Amplify our commitment to open our doors to exceptional students, regardless of their financial situation, enriching the learning environment for all with a range of perspectives and talents.
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Join Our Community of Circle Donors

Your gift helps us come full circle on our goals in so many ways. Plus, you enjoy the benefits! Branksome community members who donate $1,000 or more during the previous school year are invited to our Circle Reception each fall. It’s a special celebration of your generosity and a chance to spotlight the impact of your gift. We’re so grateful for our community members who decide to join the Branksome Circle!

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  • Name a Make Way Stepping Stone

    Every great journey begins with the first step. Collectively, our Make Way Stepping Stones will symbolize the path we are paving together, so our students can go forth and blaze their own trails. The Stepping Stones will be a prominent architectural feature in iCAST’s main lobby, reimagining the traditional “donor wall” as an art installation that honours our community of generous iCAST builders. Choose your stone and step into a beautiful legacy that will commemorate your family’s connection with our school. 

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  • Transformational Gifts

    Branksome is so grateful to our many community members who choose to make transformational gifts to the Make Way campaign. Typically ranging in size from $25,000 to seven figures, gifts of this magnitude can be paid over time, typically between three to five years. Transformational gifts also provide tax advantages. Depending on the level, donors receive additional personalized recognition, including an opportunity to name a space within iCAST, leaving a permanent and meaningful legacy at Branksome.

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  • The 10 Elm Society: Legacy Giving

    A gift in your will, trust or life insurance is one of the easiest, most effective and flexible ways you can support Branksome Hall for generations to come. The benefits? Modify your gift at any time, take advantage of tax savings and choose to give a fixed amount or percentage of your estate, while directing your gift to a Branksome program or initiative that is close to your heart. 

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Make Your Annual Fund Gift

Ready to join us and direct your Annual Fund gift to the Make Way campaign? Thank you! 

You can make your gift a variety of ways to meet your financial and philanthropic goals. Choose a one-time gift, a recurring gift or channel your donation through your company’s United Way program. Does your company run a matching-gift program? Get more information on how to give

Questions? Contact Peter Maddox, Senior Development Officer, Annual and Leadership Giving at pmaddox@branksome.on.ca or 416-920-6265, ext. 340.

All gifts of $25 or more are eligible for a tax receipt.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.

Setting the new standard for girls' education everywhere takes collective action. From all of us.