Impact Report

Meet Our Fiercely Loyal and Committed Donors

Thanks to you, tomorrow’s groundbreakers and creative thinkers are already ahead of the pack. Your generosity keeps us strong and future-ready with scholarships and bursaries, to provide the gift of a Branksome education to exceptional students, and ongoing Annual Fund, gifts to support excellence in social-emotional support, programming and facilities. Our fiercely independent students will remain ahead of the pack, no matter what unique journey lies ahead.

Read complete stories about our wonderful donors, and the meaningful impact they make, in our 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.

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  • Wendy WILSON Lawson’52 and Gillian LAWSON’22

    The Lawson Family’s $1-million gift for financial assistance

    Wendy WILSON Lawson’52 has a legacy with Branksome dating back to 1903. Alice Eastmure, a member of the school’s first graduating class, was a great-great-aunt to Gillian LAWSON’22, Wendy’s granddaughter. Thanks to the Wendy WILSON Lawson’52 and Gillian LAWSON’22 Scholarship, Wendy’s connection will last for many more lifetimes. Read more in the 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.
  • Tyler and Claire MacNamara

    Casting our vision for iCAST

    “Tyler and I are so proud to be part of this moment. It’s an incredible building to have anywhere, not just at a girls’ school. It’s unprecedented. It’s rare to have the opportunity to learn this way: in iCAST, if they have an idea, they can actualize it.” Read more in the 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.
  • Eva and Kareem Sethi

    The impact of the Principal’s Fund

    “[As an independent school alum, Kareem] has seen first-hand the power of alum and parent gifts, whether it’s a new building or renovation or wing, a program or a bursary fund, or an Initiative to deepen our connection to the school. We leave it to the leadership to determine how best to allocate the support.” Read more in the 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.
  • Angela Jerath and Jason Wong

    SK Parents (Class of 2034) organizes headstart for racialized student

    “I [Angela] am a clinical researcher and cardiac anesthesiologist, who came from very humble means, and I really couldn’t have got through medical school without financial support. I’m incredibly lucky that I was hugely supported at home by people who valued education at its core. Everyone needs someone to help move them forward in life and say, ‘You can do it.’” Read more in the 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.
  • Shelley KANITZ Letofsky’06 and Justin Letofsky

    Planned gift for musically inclined student

    “Music teacher Nancy Olfert was a real mentor and friend to me. I went on to become a competitive classical and operetta solo singer. Branksome was the first school where I saw my worth, and it put me on a great path. This is our family’s way of ensuring other girls can meet their potential and shine.” Read more in the 2021-22 Donor & Giving Report.
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Land Acknowledgement

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.
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