Student Experience

Gordon Stirrett Community Service Grant

The Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant

Do you want to make a difference in your community? Are you looking for ways to give back and volunteer? Apply for a Gordon Stirrett Wealth Management Community Service Grant today. These grants (valued up to $1000 each) provide seed money for student-led community projects, helping students to make a difference locally, regionally, and globally. Students in Grades 7-12 are eligible to apply.
Established in 2010, this initiative would not be possible without the generosity of past Grammar parent, Gordon Stirrett (Scott’09).

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  • 2017-2018 Recipients

    • Middle School Students Home for Dinner Program
    • Charlotte Langley'18
      Oral Health & Vaccinations for the Underprivileged
    • Alicia Jacob'18
      Music Program for Underprivileged Youth
    • Dimitra Tsimiklis'18
      The Grammar Closet in support of Laing House
    • Katie Blunden'19 & Noelle Tsimiklis'19
      Helping Hands of HGS: Ovarian Cancer Canada
  • 2016-2107 Recipients

    • Middle School Students Home for Dinner Program
    • Alicia Jacob'18
      Music for Underprivileged Youth
    • Andrea Jacob'19
      Girl Up Club
    • Gabriel Duguay'18 & Kaylee Woo'18
      Developing Sustainable Leadership Conference
    • Alicia Jacob'18
      Habitat for Humanity Music Program
  • 2015-2016 Recipients

    • Middle School Students Home for Dinner Program
    • Mairi McKinnon'16
      Gryphon Records for Junior Achievement NS
    • Una Sverko'16
      Cook Book in support of Syrian refugees
  • 2014-2015 Recipients

    • Middle School Students Home for Dinner Program
    • Katie Bluden'19, Janie Morency'19 &
    • Noelle Tsimiklis'19
      Helping Hands of HGS: Ovarian Cancer Canada
    • Abby Falvey'15 & Sophie Poulos'15
      Mental Health Days
    • Senior 2 & 3 Students
      Habitat for Humanity trip to Guatemala
    • Kirk Drabble'17
      Lacrosse Sports Team
    • Andrew Linton'15
      Running Water: Free the Children
  • 2013-2104 Recipients

    • Middle School Students Home for Dinner Program
    • Sawyer Bailly'19, Sasha Hirsch'19 & Lauren Jollimore-Behie'19
      Pink Shirt Day Stand Up Against Bullying
    • Sylvan Greyson'15
      Hunger Banquet for Wings of Hope Charity
    • Andrew Linton'15
      Running for Water for Hope International
  • 2012-2013 Recipients

    • Oliver Falvey'13
      Central 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'14
      Backpacks for Back to School
    • Logan MacGillivray'15
      Listen to the Children Sierra Leone
  • 2011-2012 Recipients

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

    • Samuel Collins'11
      Habitat for Humanity
    • Gillian Fong-McMaster'12
      Youth for a Hunger-Free Nova Scotia
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