The Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant

The Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grants are available to all Middle and Senior School students. These annual grants (up to ten, valued at $1000 each) provide seed money to fund a project, or series of projects, intended to encourage and support student initiatives that make a difference locally, regionally, or globally.

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  • 2017-2018 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Funded Projects
    Middle School StudentsHome for Dinner Program
    Charlotte Langley'18Oral Health & Vaccinations for the Underprivileged
    Alicia Jacob'18Music Program for Underprivileged Youth
    Dimitra Tsimiklis'18The Grammar Closet in support of Laing House
    Katie Blunden'19 &
    Noelle Tsimiklis'19
    Helping Hands of HGS: Ovarian Cancer Canada 
  • 2016-2017 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Middle School StudentsHome for Dinner Program
    Alicia Jacob'18Music for Underprivileged Youth
    Andrea Jacob'19Girl Up Club
    Gabriel Duguay'18 & Kaylee Woo'18Developing Sustainable Leadership Conference
    Alicia Jacob'18Habitat for Humanity Music Program
  • 2015-2016 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Middle School StudentsHome for Dinner Program
    Mairi McKinnon'16Gryphon Records for Junior Achievement NS
    Una Sverko'16Cook Book in support of Syrian refugees
  • 2014-2015 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Middle School StudentsHome for Dinner Program
    Katie Bluden'19, Janie Morency'19 &
    Noelle Tsimiklis'19
    Helping Hands of HGS: Ovarian Cancer Canada
    Abby Falvey'15 & Sophie Poulos'15Mental Health Days
    Senior 2 & 3 Students Habitat for Humanity trip to Guatemala
    Kirk Drabble'17Lacrosse Sports Team
    Andrew Linton'15Running Water: Free the Children 


  • 2013-2014 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Middle School StudentsHome for Dinner Program
    Sawyer Bailly'19, Sasha Hirsch'19 &
    Lauren Jollimore-Behie'19
    Pink Shirt Day Stand Up Against Bullying
    Sylvan Greyson'15Hunger Banquet for Wings of Hope Charity
    Andrew Linton'15Running for Water for Hope International 


  • 2012-2013 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Oliver Falvey'13Central Spryfield Elementary Swimming Program
    Nika Gantar'16 Malala's Dream
    Janie Morency'19
    Helping Hands of HGS Ovarian Cancer Canada

    Katherine Fraser'10 Uganda Adventure
    Renuka Koilpillai'14Backpacks for Back to School
    Logan MacGillivray'15 Listen to the Children Sierra Leone


  • 2011-2012 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Meghan Campbell'14Skates for St.Pat's Alexandra Students
    Ankur Gupta'13Canadian Diabetes Association Food for Thought
    Senior School StudentsTED Talks
  • 2010-2011 Recipients

    Recipient(s)Project Funded
    Samuel Collins'11Habitat for Humanity
    Gillian Fong-McMaster'12Youth for a Hunger-Free Nova Scotia

RMH Home for Dinner Program

Since 2013, the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Home for Dinner program gives students the opportunity to plan, shop for, and prepare a meal, weekly, for families staying at RMH. Beyond giving of themselves and their time, students learn valuable skills in the kitchen, in preparing healthy meals, and in budgeting. Last year alone, 105 students participated in the program, preparing a total of 25 meals for families staying at RMH. This would not be possible without the support of the Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant.

“The Halifax Grammar School continues to make a truly remarkable impact on the Ronald McDonald House through the Home for Dinner program. Our staff, volunteers, and families always look forward to their visits. The students come with an amazingly positive attitude and some serious culinary skills. For our families, having a home-cooked dinner ready at the end of the day means that they don’t have to worry about grocery shopping or meal preparation. Every time the Grammar School makes a dinner, our families are given more time to spend together. We are lucky to have the support of such a dedicated group!”

-Beth MacDonald'11, Family Services Coordinator, Ronald McDonald House Charities Atlantic