Thank you for your partnership with Canterbury
Shared Participation Among Many is at the Heart of Canterbury’s Success
Giving is a long-standing hallmark of the Canterbury culture. Sustaining our School’s deep traditions is rooted in a partnership with our loyal alumni, current and past parents, grandparents, faculty, staff and friends. Each generously make Canterbury's success their own priority every year. Many share in the ownership of the advancement of the School; parent volunteers give their time and talent to nurture the community spirit, and the guidance of a devoted Board of Trustees enable us to keep moving forward while preserving the core values of our mission.
Canterbury is a School that places the student experience firmly at the center of its work—past, present and future. It is important to understand that dollars raised are the critical resources necessary to offer the opportunity of a world class education, one that propels our students into a world where they are productive, energized, and ready to work with and support the people and institutions in their lives.
This is an exciting time in the history of Canterbury. Under the leadership of Head of School Rachel Stone, we are firmly ensconced in fulfilling our vision for the future. Building on the $54 million raised during the Canterbury Moment and with thoughtful strategic planning and collaboration from the entire School community, the Board of Trustees has identified Transforming the Hilltop projects and clearly defined initiatives of Mission and Momentum: The Campaign for Canterbury towards a $95 million goal. Over the past five years the Endowment has doubled in size to $33 million. And the 2017 Annual Fund closed at an all-time high of $1.6 million with unprecedented support from over 1,200 donors. The Society of Alumni continues to expand and offer our new and meaningful opportunities for engagement.
We have laid out ambitious plans and set lofty goals. When members of the extended Canterbury community believe in and support the mission, our aspirations are within reach.
I hope you will be inspired by the opportunity to partner with us as we make Canterbury even more distinctive and its future more compelling.
Carol Maxwell P '20
Director of Advancement