The mandate of the Office of Advancement, under Vancouver College Limited (VCL), is to help meet the school’s current and future financial needs. Specifically, it is responsible for coordinating the development of funding priorities, external and internal communications, and maintaining the school’s relationships with current parents, alumni parents, alumni, the Catholic and corporate community.
The Office of Advancement handles all administrative functions related to fundraising; however, all donations are made through the Vancouver College Millennium Foundation (VCMF). Tax receipts are issued by VCMF in accordance with Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.
Vancouver College’s ability to surmount challenges and realize opportunities relies on its history and traditions as well as strength of its community. Through publications, programs, events, and individual connections, Vancouver College hopes to cultivate relationships and strives to meet the educational needs of its students now and in the future.
Our Annual Giving Campaign, aptly called "Building on Our Strengths," is based on a dynamic five-year strategic plan that outlines the vision of the school's core objectives and serves as the foundation for all its efforts. The plan, approved by the Board of Vancouver College Limited and supported by the Trustees, is executed by the Principal and his team of Administrators.Our three funding priorities are:
- To ensure the Blessed Edmund Rice Financial Assistance program is able to provide a bursary to families who would not otherwise be able to send their sons to Vancouver College and invest in our students' education through innovative programming and availability of classroom resources;
- To attain financial well being and sustainability by eliminating our debt and associated level of required funding; and
- To enhance campus facilities and address restoration needs.
We ask all families to participate in the Annual "Building on Our Strengths" Fund. (Download and complete Annual Fund Donation/Pledge Form and submit to the attention of Ronith Cogswell)
Every gift to Vancouver College, regardless of size, is greatly appreciated and collectively makes a significant difference to our students. Find out about the different ways you can give and consider giving a "Gift for Today" or a "Gift for Tomorrow" or a "Gfit that Give Back." As past, present, and future beneficiaries, we have a shared responsibility to support and achieve our fundraising priorities to advance the school.
For more information, contact Ronith Cogswell, Director of Advancement, by email or phone 604-261-4285 (269) or direct at 604-639-2256.