Giving Challenge

Achieved: $11,118

Goal: $200,000

About the Centennial Forest Project

Appleby’s Centennial Forest commemorates the 100 graduating classes in the school’s history. Great care was taken in determining how best to commemorate such an important milestone. As Appleby’s natural landscape setting is considered to be one of the school’s most popular attributes and is an important ecological resource in Oakville, what better way to celebrate Appleby’s centenary than through a project that supports our commitment to the environment with a long lasting positive impact.

The new forested area (planned for the northwest corner of campus) will enhance biodiversity, increase bird habitat, reduce storm water runoff and improve the overall quality of the environment.

What’s more, the project also serves as a unique opportunity for student involvement. Appleby students will be participating in researching various tree species and making recommendations for inclusion.

Please join us in the development of the Centennial Forest.

Questions and Answers

What is a Carolinian forest?

A Carolinian forest is a life zone in eastern North America characterized primarily by a predominance of deciduous or broad-leaf trees such as various species of ash, birch, chestnut, hickory, oak and walnut.

How will general donations made to the Centennial Forest be used?

General donations will be used to help remove invasive species, the planting of other indigenous trees and shrubs as well as ongoing maintenance of the forest once planted.

 If I choose to direct my donation to the Appleby Fund, how will it be recognized?

Donations made to the Appleby Fund will be recognized based on the level of giving. All donations will be mentioned in Appleby’s 2010-2011 Annual Report.

 How will class gifts to the Centennial Forest be recognized?

Class gifts will be recognized with a personalize plaque indicating the class year. Individuals who contributed to the class gift will also be invited to an exclusive recognition event prior to the Centennial Forest dedication.

 If more than $5,000 is raised by a class, how will the funds be used?

Funds will be directed towards the area of greatest need that is supported by the Appleby Fund.

 How can I participate in the Homecoming Giving Challenge?

Please visit to make a donation online.

 How can I receive more information about the Centennial Forest?

Please contact Caitlin Kavander, Manager, Annual Fund at 905-845-4681 ext. 112 or for additional information.

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