Donors contribute to Branksome in so many meaningful ways. Whether it’s a bursary or scholarship, an ongoing Annual Fund gift or a class fundraiser, it all comes together to make an invaluable impact on our student experience.
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Chetan Mathur & Clara Angotti
“The traditional ideas of a ‘leader’ are being redefined. The best leaders are humble and thoughtful in their guidance; they have the confidence to ask questions, seek opinions from diverse voices and inspire people through action. Important qualities for young girls include empathy, curiosity, and gratitude. And of course, a healthy dose of competitiveness, fearlessness, and the desire to be great.” - Clara Angotti. Read more in the Donor & Giving Report 2020-21.
Kurankye Sekyi-Otu & Cheryl Noronha
“There are so many studies about how girls perceive success. If they don’t see examples of others who reflect their identity, it’s harder to internalize the dream of ‘That could be me one day.’ Walk Strong is a term we use to remain confident, wherever you are the only person of colour in an environment or situation. It’s important to remember you belong.” - Kurankye Sekyi-Otu. Read more in the Donor & Giving Report 2020-21.
“Girls need to know, from an early age, that they are valued and can be successful in whatever they do … I see what a difference the [Learning Strategies] program made in my own child’s life. Continuing to give, to play such a beneficial role in the everyday life of the school is a way to stay connected.” Read more in the Donor & Giving Report 2020-21.
Without an in-person Reunion, and with many Branksome alum feeling Zoom fatigue, 10-year Reunion rep Montanna DIAKUN'11 knew that she had to find another way to help her classmates catch up with each other and with the school. Inspired by a similar fundraiser held at her workplace every year, she created "Branksome Survivor: The Decade Edition.” Read more in the Donor & Giving Report 2020-21.
“It’s important to model philanthropy. We talk to the kids about giving time and talent, but financial support is also an important way of taking action. I love the Holiday Bazaar because it’s a great way for them to use their creative talents to make a difference.” Read more in the Donor & Giving Report 2020-21.
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.