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What is the Annual Fund? The York School’s Annual Fund is our community being great. As the primary means of fundraising at the school, giving to the Annual Fund is your opportunity to enhance our curricular and co-curricular programmes and enrich the student experience, beyond what tuition provides. Your gift supports all aspects of life at The York School and enables our students to be themselves and to be great.

“Just seeing the smiles on my students’ faces and their sense of awe and wonder as they learn new things is incredibly rewarding.” —Grade 4 teacher

Our Mission To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are engaged citizens of the world.

For more information on The York School’s Annual Fund, please contact Pearl Goodman in the Advancement Office 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 1X2 t. 416-926-1325 ext.1191 e. pgoodman@yorkschool.com www.yorkschool.com/about/supportus Junior School (Grades JK to 5) 1639 Yonge Street, Toronto Middle & Senior School (Grades 6 to 12) 1320 Yonge Street, Toronto www.yorkschool.com

Be yourself. Be great. Annual Fund 2012-2013


Thank you to all of the donors who gave to last year’s Annual Fund. Your gifts make a daily impact on every student by enriching their experience. We are grateful for your support exceeding $320,000 last year which made possible:

The Visiting Artists Programme

Design & Technology Lab newly built for the Middle Years Programme

Fresh perspectives brought to students by a series of Guest Speakers

“You get to know everyone really well at York, so it feels like a community. I love being a part of the sports teams. I also like the academics— it’s challenging, but the teachers help you so much that you end up really knowing your stuff.” —Grade 9 Student

How much should I give? Our central goal of this year’s Fund is 100% participation from the parent community. The decision about how much to donate is yours, and we encourage you to make a gift that feels appropriate for your situation. We welcome all donations.

Our Annual Fund Goals for 2012-2013 We hope to increase our parent participation from 45% to 100% this year. Your gift will get us there. Our priorities for 2012-2013 are:

What are my giving options? There are many ways that you can give and all donations entitle you to a tax receipt for the full amount. Gifts can be made:

expand our pilot project to bring in more outside professionals to help coach our teams

ATHLETICS

IMPROVED STUDENT SPACES

find the best use of space

for our students’ needs

TEDxIB@YorkSchool 2011 was an international success

Expert coaches for many of our athletic teams who helped guide us to victory

Students used brand new documentary video kits to film YorkTV, ICE documentaries, and more

A new kiln and pottery wheel for our Junior School artists

New common area and outdoor courtyard for students to socialize outside of the classroom

An e-book library for the whole school which developed our community of readers

guest speakers will keep improving, and each grade will have access to specialized professionals in their classrooms

EXPERTS IN THE CLASSROOM

new technology ideas for inside and outside the classroom, and exciting projects that keep York at the forefront of innovative education

By cheque, cash, credit card with the enclosed donation form

Monthly via credit card

Online at yorkschool.com

Via gifts of securities

For an American tax receipt, donate through FRISBE

INNOVATION

the TEDx conference draws students from dozens of IB schools from across the globe, and puts The York School on the international map IMPACT ON A GLOBAL SCALE

TEACHERS invest in professional development and increase our teachers’ expertise

and more...

The York School community is helping

We are deeply grateful to our devoted

our great school become even greater.

parents, grandparents, students, alumni,

We hope you join us in supporting

faculty/staff, past parents and friends who

The York School’s Annual Fund 2012-2013.

support The York School each year through Annual Giving.

Through the United Way

please contact the Advancement Office

How we thank you… Each February and August, you will learn exactly what your support has enabled via You & York, the Annual Fund report to donors. All donors of $500 and more are recognized in our Annual Report and on our website. Donors who give $1,000 and more will be invited to an Annual Fund Donor Reception in 2013.


Annual Fund Brochure 2012