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The Bishop Strachan School relies on donations from our community to enrich the world-class academic program, facilities and experiences that make our school the special place that it is. The funds contributed by dedicated alumnae, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, and friends of the school create unparalleled learning opportunities for girls. Our valued donors empower girls through their Annual Fund gifts, leadership giving and planned gifts or bequests.

2019-20 Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the foundation of giving at BSS. Your donation ensures the best possible education and experiences for BSS girls through Financial Assistance, Academic and Program Enrichment and the Area of Greatest Need.

Class of 2020 Scholarship Fund

Every year, our graduating students and their families work together to establish a Financial Assistance fund. The Class of 2020 Scholarship Fund will be an important part of our graduates’ legacies at BSS, enabling younger generations of girls to follow in their footsteps.

Leadership Giving

BSS is founded on the philanthropic leadership of visionary donors who invest in the mission and future of the school.

To discuss the transformational and life-changing impact of leadership giving on our students, please contact Lori Angle at 416-483-4325, extension 1823 or

Ways to Give

Make a gift online for a one-time gift or a recurring gift. To learn more about monthly giving, scroll down.

You can make a gift over the phone using your credit card by calling Lori Angle at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823.

The Advancement office is located in Centennial Hall, directly across from the Drawing Room in Room 187. We’d love to see you!

When a donation of appreciated publicly traded securities is made to The Bishop Strachan School, the capital gains tax on the securities is eliminated when the securities are transferred directly to BSS.

You will also receive a donation receipt based on the full fair market value of the shares for the close of market on the day the securities are received by the school.

If you were to sell shares that you own to make a cash donation, you would receive a donation tax credit but you would be required to pay tax on your capital gains.

Through donating and directly transferring your publicly traded securities, you will receive the same tax credit for the value of the shares but you wouldn’t pay any tax on the transaction. Please see below for tax advantages chart.

If you would like to make a gift of stock please download this form.

For more information please contact Lori Angle at or at 416-483-4325 ext. 1823.

Sell Shares, Give Cash Make a Gift of Securities Market Value Securities $15,000 $15,000 Cost Base $7,500 $7,500 Capital Gain $7,500 $7,500 Taxable Capital Gain (50%) $3,750 $0 Tax Due on Gain (at 53.5% tax rate) $2,006 $0 Tax Receipt for Donation $15,000 $15,000 Value of donation tax credits $7,560 $7,560 Net after tax cost of $15,000 gift $9,446 $7,440

To discuss a gift to the US Foundation or for more information, please contact Lori Angle at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823 or

A cheque, made payable to The Bishop Strachan School Foundation, can be mailed to:

The Bishop Strachan School
298 Lonsdale Rd.
Toronto, ON M4V 1X2

To discuss a gift to the US Foundation or for more information, please contact Lori Angle at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823 or email

Donations to BSS are eligible for a charitable tax receipt. If you are looking to determine your provincial, federal or territorial tax credits, the Government of Canada has an online charitable donation tax credit calculator to do just that. Check it out here.

Monthly Giving – Good for You, Good for the Girls!

Four Reasons to say “yes” to Monthly Giving:

  1. You can give smaller amounts every month that add up to a substantial gift at the end of the year, and you will receive one consolidated tax receipt each year.
  2. You provide BSS with sustained funding throughout the year, allowing the school to respond quickly to opportunities as they arise.
  3. Your monthly donation can be automatically charged to your credit card, making it convenient and effective.
  4. Once you sign up for a monthly gift, you will no longer receive donation reminders, which reduces paper consumption and postage cost.

For more information on how to become a monthly donor, contact Lori Angle, Director, Annual Giving Programs at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823 or

Planned Giving

The most common ways to arrange a planned gift are:

Charitable gift annuities enable you to make an immediate gift to BSS and receive guaranteed income for life.

Naming BSS as a beneficiary of your Will can, when properly planned, reduce the rate at which your estate is taxed. You may make a charitable bequest of a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after planning to care for your family and friends.

A gift of life insurance is a simple and straightforward way to make a modest commitment now that allows for a significant gift in the future.

You and other beneficiaries can receive income for life or for a set number of years. Donors will receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction, immediate income and relief from tax on capital gain. When the trust expires, the assets remaining in trust go to support the BSS mission.

As you consider your support of BSS, we are happy to send you information that can help you combine your financial planning with charitable giving. Give us a call!

Lori Angle, Director, Annual Giving Programs at 416-483-4325, ext. 1823 or


Meet our Advancement Team

Kristen Loden
Executive Director, Advancement
416-483-4325, ext. 1840

Katherine Griffin
Executive Assistant, Advancement
416-483-4325, ext. 1841

Kate Crokam
Director, Alumnae Engagement
416-483-4325, ext. 1821

Claire Reed
Director, Parent Engagement
416-483-4325, ext.1822

Lori Angle
Director, Annual Giving Programs
416-483-4325, ext.1823

Hilary Eastwood
Senior Development Officer
416-483-4325, ext.1876

Susmita Neville
Manager, Advancement Services
416-483-4325, ext. 1875

Krystle Raptis
Events Coordinator, Advancement
416-483-4325, ext. 1877

Zoe Zou
Gift & Database Administrator
416-483-4325, ext. 1874



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Read our latest Impact Report honouring the many donors who have supported BSS and the many ways our community helped bring the BSS mission to life.