Gifts to the Endowment strengthen the financial health and flexibility of Canterbury School. The Canterbury Endowment is comprised of several named endowed funds, some of which were established to honor family members, faculty and friends.
While there is always a need for unrestricted donations, donors may also direct gifts to a particular program, project, or need at the school. Restricted gifts are structured in ways to ensure that the donor’s desires and the institution’s needs are met.
If you are interested in establishing a designated fund, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Rick Henderson at 860-210-3804.
The following are endowed Canterbury funds with current fundraising initiatives: (Please click on the fund title to make a gift)
Francis X. Bice ‘77 Scholarship Fund
Initiated and inspired by students, family, and friends who believe Canterbury School is a better place because of Frank's influence. To continue his legacy at Canterbury and honor the profound impact he has had on countless people, the annual draw from this endowed fund will be awarded to a deserving student of financial need who, without this support, would not benefit from a Canterbury experience. The awarded student will show promise of living a life that emulates Frank’s greatest qualities, namely his spirituality, gratitude, and resilience, while fully embracing the path to becoming a moral leader in a complex secular world.
Rod Clarke ’46 Endowment to Support Advanced Faculty Degrees
Established in 2015 by Robert D. O’Connor ’76, Lawrence P. Fisher ’77, and Stephen H. Reynolds ’78 with the core purpose of funding advanced degrees for Canterbury faculty. This fund is also supported by the friends and family of Rod Clarke ’46.
Fr. Clement T. Greenan, O.P. Endowment to Support the Chaplaincy
Established in 2016 following the death of Canterbury’s beloved Fr. Greenan to fund the purchase and maintenance of all vestments, liturgical and ecclesiastical needs, as well as provide for a special fund to use at the chaplain’s discretion.
Sheehy Family Fund
Established in 2013 by the friends and family of Tom & Betsy Sheehy to support the best teachers for our students.
Donald A. Spaeth ’65 Memorial Scholarship
Established in 2015 by the Class of 1965 to provide tuition assistance to students who have lost the financial ability to complete their studies at Canterbury.
Steers Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2017 by Lauren & Bob Steers ’71 P ’11 for the purpose of providing scholarship for economically disadvantaged and underserved students to promote Canterbury’s value-based mission and encourage a community of diversity.
Class of 1966 Endowment for Faculty Advancement
In recognition of their 50th Reunion the Class of 1966 Endowment for Faculty Advancement was established by The Class of 1966 as a way to honor the faculty under whose tutelage they had the privilege of studying. The income from this Endowment will be used for professional advancement such as payment of tuition for enrollment in courses that will lead to advanced degrees, or for professional development courses, seminars, conferences geared toward improving teaching skills or in advancing the depth of knowledge in their areas of academic coursework. Funding may also be used to support a teacher of acknowledged excellence in teaching to transition to a new area of academic study.
Class of 1974 Scholarship
Established in 2014 by the Class of 1974 in recognition of their 40th Reunion to provide financial aid to deserving students.
Class of 1977 Memorial Fund for Athletics
Established in 2017 by the Class of 1977 on the occasion of their 40th Reunion, this endowed fund will help support future generations of students who wish to make their mark at Canterbury (and beyond) through participation in sports.
The Class of 1978 Centennial Scholarship
Established at the close of the School’s centennial year and in memory of deceased classmates Ricky Byrne, Herb Lockwood, Paul Nahous, Kevin Osborne, Bill Perley, and Bill Stephanak.