The HGS Advancement Office is committed to achieving the strategic goals of the school by building awareness, cultivating stakeholder relations and generating financial resources to support the school's mission.

We work closely with all HGS volunteers, including the Parents' Activities Committee to plan special events and new fundraising initiatives. For more information contact the Advancement Assistant, Katie McGarrigle, by email or at (902) 431-8560.

Annual Giving

Every year, past and present HGS families, alumni, grandparents, faculty, and friends help to make HGS more outstanding by contributing to the Annual Giving campaign. By giving annually you allow us to fund programs, support students in financial need and purchase important teaching equipment and technologies that tuition alone cannot cover. 

Our Annual Giving campaign runs from July 1 to June 30 every year. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Making your gift is easy. Simply contact Katie at the Advancement Office or follow one of the below links. 

List of 2015-16 Annual Giving Donors

HGS is proud to have three annually supported funds.
  • Peter Montgomery Scholarship
  • Robbins Family Award
  • Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant
Contact the Advancement Office to learn more about creating your own annually funded award. 

    Enrolment Bonds

    Strength & Stability - 2016-17 Enrolment Bond Drive

    Many parents choose to donate their child's enrolment bond to HGS to receive a significant tax credit. It is an important opportunity to make the school stronger and more stable for future generations of students. The generosity and leadership of past parents founded HGS. Today's parents can show leadership to the school community by donating their children’s enrolment bonds. A bond donation is one of the most impactful gifts a parent can make.
    Bond donors receive a full charitable tax receipt. Learn more about the tax advantages of donating your bond. 
    Bond donors will be recognized for their contributions on the permanently displayed bond recognition plaque in the TRC and in the 2016/17 Community Report.


      An endowment is an investment fund set aside for the long-term support of our school through bursaries, scholarships and educational programs. An endowment can be established in the name of a loved one or faculty member. Growing the HGS endowment is a priority for the Advancement office as it will provide the necessary resources to meet the needs of the school in perpetuity. A strong endowment is critical to long-term financial stability and paramount to ensuring HGS remains one of the educational leaders in our community. 

      As of 2016, we have ten active endowment funds at HGS:
      • Jubilee Endowment Fund
      • Geoffrey Meyerhoff Scholarship
      • Elliott Spafford Scholarship
      • Jennifer Chapman Scholarship
      • Marjorie Cooper Scholarship 
      • Robert Grant Endowment for Student Opportunity
      • PAC Endowment for Professional Academic Development
      • Spurr Family Bursary 
      • Hansen-MacDonald Bursary
      • Gay Silverman Bursary
      Donations can be designated to any of the above funds. Feel free to contact Katie for information about endowments at HGS.

      Planned Giving

      Long-range financial planning is essential to our students' futures. With the generous support of alumni, faculty, and friends whose commitment to HGS extends beyond their lifetime, we can generate the financial resources needed to help students achieve their goals.
      We welcome inquiries about bequests to HGS, gifts of life insurance, and other life-income gifts that will provide for the future stability of the school.

      Capital Fundraising

      The Room for Imagination – Performing Arts Studio Campaign was publically launched in March 2011 with a capital fundraising goal of $600,000. The completion of this capital project provided us the funding needed to renovate a significant portion of the lower lever of the Tower Road Campus. These major renovations include new boys and girls washroom facilities, two new natural gas boilers and the addition of a 1,400 square foot acoustically designed Performing Arts Studio. 
      Thank you very much to all our generous donors and canvassers for their valuable support of the Room for Imagination campaign.

      View the list of donors who contributed to the campaign, or see what alum Ellen Page '05, Jay Ferguson '86 of Sloan, and Noah Pink '01 had to say in the campaign brochure.

      List of 3 members.

      Grammar Event Photos

      U.S. Donors

      Residents of the United States are asked to give through our partner foundation, the Friends of Independent Schools & Better Education Foundation (FRISBE). By giving through FRISBE you will receive a U.S. tax receipt for your gift, while HGS will benefit from your generosity.

      Make your cheque payable to FRISBE and request that a grant be made to HGS. 100% of your gift will be given to HGS.

      Mail your cheque to:
      FRISBE, 811 Karl Johan Ave N
      Tacoma, Washington 98406-1047, USA

      If you have specific questions for FRISBE, contact Karl Anderson at 235-404-2205 or


      "We've chosen the Halifax Grammar School as our family's "charity of choice" over the next ten years. What this means is that we have made what is, for our family, a "stretch" financial commitment to the School for the next ten years that supports both annual operating and capital priorities.

      We support a number of community organizations but we feel that the School needs and deserves a special focus in our annual giving. HGS is doing important work and it does not yet have a broad well-established donor base like some other organizations in our community.

      We believe in the School's Mission and Vision, we believe in the children attending the school and we believe in the School's leaders and faculty. Access to a quality education is so important for our children and the school is a great asset to the community - our graduates are capable, talented and confident young women and men who are equipped to pursue their chosen paths and to contribute to their communities.

      So for us, this was the right choice. Lily is in grade three now, and she loves the school so much she's already asked us if there is an HGS University!"

      ~Douglas, Maureen and Lily Reid