Support our HTS community in the following ways:

The Annual Fund

The HTS Annual Fund is crucial to enhancing the facilities, programs and experiences that provide our students with the very best education. The Annual Fund supports special projects and student financial aid, both of which are not funded by tuition.

Your support for the Annual Fund can be directed to either of the following initiatives:

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  • 1. Head's Discretionary Fund

    Make a gift in support of special projects that enable us to respond to critical needs and capitalize on new opportunities throughout the year.
  • 2. Student Financial Aid

    Make an endowed gift in support of scholarships, bursaries and awards.


The HTS endowment is crucial to providing financial aid to students in the form of bursaries and scholarships. Endowment is truly the gift that keeps on giving, as your gift is protected and only the investment income is spent.

Every year, the investment income generated by our endowment enables us to provide 5 deserving students with a full scholarship. This is in addition to a number of smaller bursaries, scholarships and awards. As of June 30, 2017, HTS has over $10M in endowed funds!

Our Endowment Funds include the following Scholarships & Bursaries:

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  • 1. George Rutherford Scholarship Fund

    The George Rutherford Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to honour the retirement of George Rutherford, Head of School from 1992-2010. The income from the fund provides a $5,000 scholarship to a Grade 11 student who demonstrates a commitment to academics, respects others and enthusiastically participates in the life of the school.
  • 2. HTS Scholarship Fund

    Every year since 1981, the Board of Governors has set aside funds with an aim of building an endowment to provide financial aid to students. The fund was established to accumulate capital until such time that it could support the funding of one or more scholarships.
  • 3. Edwin Alexander Terbrugge Bursary

    This bursary was established by the Terbrugge family in 1990 to honour the memory of Edwin Alexander Terbrugge. Edwin died in a car accident when he was a Grade 5 student at HTS. The fund provides a scholarship to a Grade 7 student.
  • 4. Governors' Fund

    In 2006, the Governors' Fund was established to generate sufficient income for financial aid. Since 2008, 65% of HTS' annual operating surplus has been allocated to the Governors' Fund. Any excess funds from annual bursary expenditures are also allocated here.
  • 5. Merritt & Margaret Harding Endowment Fund

    In 1996, the Merritt & Margaret Harding Endowment Fund was established to provide income to fund a bursary for a deserving Senior School student "whose character and achievements at the school exemplify Holy Trinity School's mission statement."
  • 6. Timothy Pryce & Friends Memorial Fund

    The Timothy Pryce & Friends Memorial Fund was established in the memory of Timothy Pryce and 12 friends who died in a tragic canoeing accident. Its objective was to pay for the tuition of students who would not otherwise be able to attend St. John's School of Ontario. In 2000, when St. John's School of Ontario ceased to exist, the Directors transferred approximately $200,000 to HTS. The income from the fund is used to award one or more scholarships to students in Middle School and/or Senior School.

Graduation Endowment Fund

The Graduation Endowment Fund was established by the parents of the Class of 2006. Since then, the fund has grown steadily each year as parents of the graduating class contributed in honour of their children's graduation. The income from the fund provides a bursary for a Senior School student who would not be able to attend HTS without financial assistance.

Your support of the Graduation Endowment Fund can also be given as a commemorative gift, in one or more of the following ways:

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  • 1. Alumni Brick

    A brick inscribed with your child's name and class year on the Alumni Walk.
  • 2. Theatre Seat

    A theatre seat inscribed with your child's name and class year in the Frank M. D'Andrea Theatre.
  • 3. Park Bench

    A new park bench inscribed with your child's name and class year on the HTS campus.
  • 5. Other

    Make a donation to support the Graduation Endowment Fund.

Planned Giving

The HTS Planned Giving program offers an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy. When you remember Holy Trinity School with a bequest in your will, you are ensuring that many more generations of students are able to benefit from an HTS education.

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  • General Information

    Legal Name: Holy Trinity School (Co-Educational) Richmond Hill
    Charitable Registration No.: 122397417RR0001

    Mailing Address:
    Holy Trinity School
    11300 Bayview Avenue
    Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1L4

    Phone: 905-737-1114
    Fax: 905-737-5187

    For more information, please contact:

    Katie Lai
    Development Coordinator
    905-737-1114 ext. 220

    *Always speak with a Certified Financial Planner and/or lawyer before making a planned gift.
  • Sample Bequest Wording

    Specific Bequest (Discretionary)
    "To give Holy Trinity School (Co-Educational) Richmond Hill the sum of $[_____] for such use and purpose as the Board of Governors may determine in their absolute discretion."

    Bequest of Residue (Discretionary)
    "To give or transfer the residue of my estate to Holy Trinity School (Co-Educational) Richmond Hill for such use and purpose as the Board of Governors may determine in their absolute discretion."

Your gift will be recognized in the:

  • Annual Fund donor wall
  • Graduation Fund Endowment Fund
  • Online donor recognition page
  • Annual Review publication
All individuals and organizations whose cumulative contributions to HTS have exceeded $5,000 are also recognized on the major donor wall.

Contact Us For More Information

Kaela McDowell
Stewardship and Development Officer
905-737-1114 ext. 275

All gifts are 100% tax deductible

  • Cash Gift – cash, cheque, VISA or MasterCard
  • Gift-in-Kind - non-cash gift of securities, property, artwork, etc.
  • Planned Gift – leave a bequest in your will
Charitable Registration No.: 122397417RR0001
Legal Name: Holy Trinity School (Co-Educational) Richmond Hill


One of the best ways to support HTS is to volunteer your time. When you become an HTS volunteer you connect with other parents, gain a better understanding of the school and create lifelong friendships.

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