Support Grammar


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Jacqueline Stevens

    Jacqueline Stevens 

    Director of Advancement
    (902) 229-8497
  • Photo of Fabiola Mascaro

    Fabiola Mascaro 

    Coordinator of Community Outreach
    (902) 431-8570
  • Photo of Derek Blois

    Derek Blois 

    Coordinator of Community Storytelling
    (902) 240-1493
  • Photo of Caitlin Gray

    Caitlin Gray 

    Coordinator of Community Storytelling (on maternity leave)
    (902) 240-1493
The 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 Grammar volunteers, including the Parents' Activities Committee, to plan special events and new fundraising initiatives.

Annual Giving

Every year, past and present Grammar families, alumni, grandparents, faculty, and friends help to make Grammar a better place for all 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.

Grammar is a non-profit organization and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Our Annual Giving campaign runs from July 1 to June 30 every year. 

2018-2019 Donor List
2021-2022 Pledge Form

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

Ways to Give

List of 6 items.

  • Enrolment Bonds

    A bond donation is one of the most impactful gifts a parent can make. It is an important opportunity to make the school stronger and more stable for future generations of students. After all, it was the generosity and leadership of past parents that lead to our school's founding. Today's parents can show leadership to the school community by donating their children’s enrolment bonds. Bond donors receive a full charitable tax receipt and will be recognized for their contributions on the permanently displayed bond recognition plaque in our Tower Road Campus. 
  • Endowment

    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 Grammar 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 Grammar remains one of the educational leaders in our community.

    We have ten active endowment funds:
    • Jubilee Endowment Fund
    • Geoffrey Meyerhof 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.
  • Planned Giving

    Planned giving is about ordinary people making an extraordinary difference. You can leave a gift in your will or through life insurance to the Halifax Grammar School. This will ensure that your estate will benefit from tax advantages, and those dollars can be used to benefit your community and future generations. After providing for the security of your loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift to Grammar in your will. A gift may be a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate, or the residual amount left after all other heirs have been provided for. When making a gift in your will, the correct wording designation is “The Halifax Grammar School.”

    By naming Grammar as the owner or beneficiary of an existing insurance policy, you will receive a tax receipt for any cash value in the policy and the resulting tax credit after your death could reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Purchasing a new life insurance policy and naming a charity as the owner and beneficiary will not only give a significant gift to a cause you care about, you will also receive a tax receipt for the annual premiums. This allows you to make a substantial future gift at a reduced after-tax cost.
  • Cheque

    Payable to "Halifax Grammar School" and addressed to:

    Advancement Office
    Halifax Grammar School 
    945 Tower Road
    Halifax, NS
    B3H 2Y2
  • Credit Card

    Gifts by credit card can be made using the secure online system, or by calling our Advancement Office at (902) 431-8570.
  • 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:
     Friends of Independent Schools & Better Education (FRISBE)
    117 E. Louisa Street, #533
    Seattle, WA  98102

    If you have specific questions for FRISBE, contact Rebecca Fountain or Peter Stroble at 360-797-9497 or
"Annual Giving at Halifax Grammar is incredibly important, in that not only does it help fund important programs in support of financial assistance and specialized classroom equipment, but it enables Grammar in a tangible way to continue to provide excellence across the curriculum, and in doing so helps Grammar meet its mission and goals. It is not important how much one gives on an annual basis, what is important is that one gives something. When we all give we are a stronger community because of it, and Grammar continues to be the finest independent school in Halifax."

-David B. Smith (Millie '17)