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. As tuition covers compensation and operating costs only, your donations to the Annual Fund bridge the gap to provide enriched programs and transformative learning opportunities. Your contributions benefit every area, grade and program at WPGA, impacting your child’s learning today and building their futures tomorrow through purpose-driven donations, allocated that same school year.  

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 in a way that is meaningful and sustainable. More than a target number, we aim for 100% family participation. All donations, 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 often supports a specific school project.  

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

  • 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 our students. On the donation form, please select "monthly gift."
    • One Time Gifts: Donate by credit card or by cheque (payable to WPGA Foundation).  
    • 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. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office.     
    Acknowledgements: Donor names (family, Foundation or individual) are recognized in our Annual Report. Gifts may be anonymous or on behalf of another person. Connect with the Advancement Office to specify your recognition preferences. 

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

    The Advancement Office cannot accept donations of any amount from prospective families.