Annual giving to the Appleby Fund plays an important role in furthering the school’s mission and in shaping the lives of Appleby students.

How to Participate

At Appleby College, annual giving supports programmes such as Athletics, the Arts, Financial Assistance and many other important initiatives. Your gift to the Appleby Fund will ensure a continued exceptional learning environment with opportunities for leadership and community engagement, where our students discover and embrace their passions. Please see below to learn more about some of the programmes the Appleby Fund supports on an annual basis.

Should you wish to make an online donation in support of the Appleby Fund, please click on the button below.

Athletics Programme – Throughout Appleby’s history, the school’s campus and facilities have evolved through innovation and investment to enhance the educational experience of our students. Through investments by donors in the Appleby Fund, Appleby has expanded instructional and competitive athletics offerings providing greater flexibility in programming. Through donations made to the Annual Fund last year we purchased additional equipment to outfit the new A.W.B. Alumni Centre for Athletics and Student Life as well as resurface the east tennis court of the Hibberd Tennis Centre. This year, that need continues as we look to purchase over 20 additional pieces of fitness equipment for cardio and resistance training such as treadmills, ellipticals and rowing machines.

The Arts – At Appleby, the Arts is approached as a means of self-discovery that result in a richer student experience from building creativity, discipline and teamwork to growing as an individual, while also developing a deeper understanding and appreciation of culture. Through the investments of donors to the Appleby Fund last year, we were able to purchase additional musical instruments, so every student can pursue their passion in music. This year, that need continues as we look to acquire new musical instruments and enhancements for our music programme such as a new bass amplifier, upgrades in hardware for the drum set and acoustic treatment in the practice rooms.

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.

Health & Wellbeing Programme – In a school as all-encompassing as Appleby, ensuring the wellbeing of students, supporting them as they deal with a challenging programme, is every bit as important as the breadth and excellence of their learning experience. Student wellness has been an area of intense focus for Appleby over the past decade, and today, Positive Education is a central component of the school’s strategic plan. Last year, the School embedded a school-wide Positive Education initiative that will combine academic learning with individual character and well-being development. 100 employees were trained in applying Positive Education last year. This year, Appleby’s goal is to complete training of all employees so that a whole school approach can be taken in adopting Positive Education.

Outdoor Education Programme – Appleby’s Outdoor Education programme introduces and immerses students into a total experiential learning environment. Vital life skills such as self-confidence, understanding relationships, personal growth and dedicated responsibility toward our local and global communities are developed. We are privileged to have access to the wonderful S. Bruce McLaughlin Northern Campus in Temagami and last year we were fortunate to invest in upgrades to the main lodge’s mudroom and flooring, eight new canoes and the purchase of a snow mobile. These investments would not be possible without the support received from donors to the Appleby Fund last year. This year, Appleby would like to invest in renovating the main lodge’s 600 square foot kitchen to make it easier in preparing meals for the students.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the Appleby Fund and some of the programmes that benefit annually from contributions made by our community. The community we are today is a testament to the vision, forethought and generosity of Appleby’s Founders and the generations of parents and alumni who followed in their footsteps.

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:

Jude Alexander
Executive Director, Advancement
Phone: 905-845-4681, ext. 161
E-mail: jalexander@appleby.on.ca