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Creating your legacy for the future of St. Clement’s School.

Dream passionately about what you would like your legacy to be here at St. Clement’s, and let us help you make that dream a reality.

What is a Legacy Gift?

Legacy Gifts are an extraordinary opportunity for donors to have a meaningful impact on the future of St. Clement’s School.

A Legacy Gift is a tangible, ongoing expression of your interest and commitment to having our students develop into outstanding women.




Michelle Kim
Senior Development Officer, Leadership and Legacy Giving
416 483 4414 x2272

Why Make a Legacy Gift?

Legacy Gifts are the foundation that ensures SCS remains a vibrant, challenging, and fun place for young women to develop, to find their place, and to grow into the leaders our world so deeply needs.

Your decision to leave a legacy at St. Clement’s School will hopefully fill you with a sense of satisfaction and happiness, knowing that your support will have a significant impact on the lives of so many future Clementines.


Your Legacy Giving Options

Our Advancement team is committed to finding the most advantageous option for each donor, however, we recommend you consult with your financial planner and/or legal counsel prior to making a legacy gift.

Gift in My Will

A way to reduce taxes and increase inheritances to your loved ones.

Gift of Stocks & Securities

A way to eliminate Capital Gains tax.

Gift of Registered Assets

An opportunity for tax savings.

Gift of Life Insurance

Leveraging small premium payments into a large gift

Gift of Charitable Remainders, Residuals, & Trusts

Provides tax savings today for a gift made in the future.

Endowment Funds

Leave a perpetual gift.


Legacies in Action

St. Clement’s School is profoundly grateful for the support provided by donors who have chosen to leave a legacy gift to the School.

Through their generousity, they create meaningful legacies for future Clementines. Here are some of their stories.


Hazel Perkin

21 years is a long time. For Hazel Perkin, the 21 years she served as Principal of St. Clement’s School were ones of enjoyment and satisfaction that just seemed to fly by.



Janet Mackinnon

Janet Mackinnon taught at St. Clement’s School for 35 rewarding years. To Janet, these years seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. “Seeing my students learn, evolve, and develop into impressive young adults was nothing but a delight and joy,” recalls Janet.



Ruth Bell

Ruth Marion Cooper Dolph Bell, C.M., B.A., M.A., LL.D., (Hon), D.S.L. (Hon), was a powerful and effective voice in changing social attitudes and behaviour towards women. A committed educator, author, political scientist, activist, and volunteer, she got her start at St. Clement’s School.


The Francis C. PowellHeritage Society

Biennially, the Francis C. Powell Heritage Society celebrates the legacy of the Powell family and honours all donors who have chosen to make a legacy gift to St. Clement’s School.

Francis Clement Powell was the son of St. Clement’s School founder Canon Thomas Wesley Powell, and a student in SCS’s first Kindergarten class in 1901. (In the early days, SCS taught both boys and girls.)

Francis was deeply proud of his father’s educational vision and remained close to the SCS community. This prompted him to leave a legacy gift to the School in his family’s honour. In 2003, Francis died and his dream of beginning an endowment for SCS became a reality.


Legacy Giving News

Read past issues of Your Legacy, SCS’ newsletters for information on legacy giving, including tips on tax changes, profiles of legacy donors, and information on how to maximize your gift’s impact.

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Our Legacy Donors

SCS would like to thank the following people, who have made a commitment to make a legacy gift.

Marney Bowden '73

Gail (Williams) Brooker '65

Margaret (Ketchum) Catto '53

Ann Chudleigh '58

Frances (Lees) Cornell '54

Margaret Jane (Bowlby) Croteau '75

The Dubczak Family

Marilyn (Howard) Fennell '55

Wendy Girvan

Carolyn (Schmidt) Gossage '51

Janet (Babcock) Gouinlock '47

Catherine Curry Graham

John Harvey

Susan (Bryant) Higginbotham '60

Wanda Ho

Kelly Hollihan '89

Janet Mackinnon

Marion E.K. (Pope) Magee '55

Lisa Martin '67

Jane Mason '84

Ruth (Simonton) McDougall '64

Steven and Shelley McGirr

Hazel W. Perkin

Martha Perry '85

Gary Ryan and Anne Ferguson

E. Jane Speakman '74

Lisa J. Watson

C. Joan Woodland '48

Kendal Young

15 Anonymous Donors


Remembering those who continue to impact SCS through their thoughtful foresight and planning. SCS has received legacy gifts from the following estates.

Madelene (Ferguson) Allen '60

Ruth C. Bell '38

Beverley (Howard) Bernier '49

Gabrielle (Venables) Bindoff '37

Anne (Uffelman) Bullman '53

Sidney Dymond '41

Christine (Clark) Featherstone '67

Mary Gemmill '49

Robert Gouinlock

The Merritt Harding Educational Trust Fund

Phyllis Sanders Holmes '33

Bryce McClelland Hunter

Elizabeth Margaret (Paine) Hutchison '38

Judith (McKay) Langton '56

Elizabeth (Sproatt) Lennie '47

Beverley (Butler) Lewis '51

Aileen (Piper) Miller '32

Marjorie (Deans) Misener '40

Christine Martin (MacGregor) Neelands '35

Marilyn Anne Redpath '57

Ann (Morgan) Revell '53

Bernard and Alice (Peck) '47 Slavin

Martha C. Mann Southgate '57

Pauline (Blake) Stewart '44

Sydney Tattershall '50

Florence Margaret Thompson '45 Foundation

Mary Warner-Smith '46

Every Gift Counts.

Every generous gift contributes to the individual faces, diverse places, and innovative learning spaces that help all of our girls to excel and make St. Clement's School the uniquely spirited place that it is.



Annual Giving

Your support of our Annual Fund campaign truly enriches the SCS experience.




Your long-term support helps ensure the sustainability of SCS.




Share your own passions with our girls. There are many ways to support SCS with your time.