Never in the history of Appleby College has our organization been challenged as it has over these last few weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In keeping with our mission and while staying focused on the safety of our community, Appleby College moved to a remote learning platform on March 30th with a commitment to deliver a robust and fulfilling academic program to our students. This change in critical operating procedures required unplanned expenditures including enhanced digital security, online tools and platforms as well as health & wellness support to help students and employees succeed in this new unprecedented environment.
For Appleby College and our families this has led to an increased need for Financial Assistance. In an average year, approximately 18 per cent of Appleby families receive some level of financial assistance. This year we have seen a significant increase in applications for financial support.
We are asking you, our parents; alumni; faculty; staff and friends, to think about supporting Appleby College in this critical time, by making a donation towards one of two priorities:
- Financial Assistance
- Areas of Greatest Need
Your participation will help provide current and incoming students the opportunity to continue their Appleby journey in these difficult times.
On behalf of Appleby College, thank you for supporting our community.
Financial Assistance Programme – Appleby believes that financial need should not prevent great students from receiving an outstanding education that will help them reach their full potential. Over 90 per cent of Appleby’s financial assistance is provided through bursaries. The remainder are loans and scholarships. Approximately 18 per cent of Appleby families receive financial assistance annually and Appleby’s Board of Governors endorses a strategy that will increase the percentage of students receiving financial assistance to 25 per cent. This year, your support will help continue to grow the number of families receiving financial assistance as we strive to achieve our goal of 25 per cent.
Areas of Greatest Need - Your gift directed towards the areas of greatest need allows us to ensure the most urgent needs for our students’ benefit are met. Your gift provides opportunities and resources for our students to learn, express themselves, and improve self-confidence. Support to the Areas of Greatest needs has an immediate and significant impact on the everyday life of the school.
Should you wish to make an online donation in support of the Appleby Fund, please click here. A charitable tax-receipt will be sent to the email address you provide.
Alternatively, if you wish to donate through the mail, please send a cheque (payable to Appleby College) to the attention of the Advancement Department.
Should you wish to speak with someone about a gift in support of the Appleby Fund, please contact:
Jennifer O'Connell, Advancement Services Officer
Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 266
For all other fundraising inquiries:
Jude Alexander, Chief Advancement Officer
Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 161