Shaping Lives Annual Fund

Shaping Lives Annual Fund

What is the Shaping Lives Annual Fund? 
The Shaping Lives Annual Fund is the key to unlocking your child’s greatest potential at WPGA. Your contributions to the Annual Fund benefit every area, grade and program at WPGA, enriching your child’s learning today and building their futures tomorrow through purpose-driven donations, allocated that school year for an immediate and lasting impact on their lives. 

How Does the Annual Fund Work? 
The Shaping Lives Annual Fund is open to donations all year, although we request donations in the fall, winter, and end of school year for maximum funding flexibility. We ask all WPGA families to contribute to the Fund in a way that is meaningful and sustainable. More than a target number, we deeply value family participation. All contributions, regardless of amount, will shape our students’ futures.

A separate philanthropic request is made in the spring for our annual Parent Volunteer Group fundraiser, which supports a specific school project.  

Where Do Annual Fund Donations Go?  
Funding priorities are identified by teachers and staff and vetted through the School Leadership Team. Gifts over $5,000 can be directed to an area of focus in discussion with Stephanie MacMillan, Director of Advancement. 

Priority Areas of Funding for 2022-2023 

  • Program Support: Help us create personalized programs and support our dedicated teachers in inspiring our Wolfpack 
  • Building Blocks: Help us make meaningful, high-impact improvements to our facilities and campus, and to plan for future needs and capital projects 
  • Access to Education: Help us remove barriers for promising students who will thrive at WPGA
How Do I Give?
  • Monthly Gifts: Your monthly commitment is the most effective way to support students’ needs. Please submit the online donation form on this webpage and select "monthly gift."
  • One Time Gifts: Donations by cheque can be mailed or dropped off at WPGA. Please make cheques payable to WPGA Foundation. Donate by credit card on this webpage or by contacting the Advancement Office by email or at 604-222-8750, x. 1525. 
  • Gifts of Securities/Stock: Donations of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual funds) to a registered charity can turn a potential tax bill into a tax deduction. Download the donation form here.    
Acknowledgements: Donor names (family, Foundation or individual) are listed in our Annual Report. Gifts may be anonymous or on behalf of another person. Please contact Simone Yang in the Advancement Office to specify your recognition preferences. 

Contact: To learn more about the annual fund or giving at WPGA, contact Stephanie MacMillan, Director of Advancement, by email or at 604-222-8750, x.1523. 

Please Note:
Although we greatly appreciate the gesture, the Advancement Office cannot accept donations of any amount from prospective families.