Giving / Giving Programmes

Giving Programmes

  • Capital Campaign
  • Phase V Capital Campaign

    Differing from Annual Fundraising in a few key ways, Capital Campaigns are exciting opportunities to build something special.

    Whereas the Gryphon Annual Fund raises money each year for identified priorities, Capital Campaigns run for a fixed period of time and support the building of new facilities. Capital Campaigns also have a more ambitious fundraising target as building projects require much more financial investment.

    Aberdeen Hall has undergone four successful capital campaigns which resulted in all the facilities our students enjoy today: The Junior School, the Athletics Facilities, the Early Learning Centre, the Senior Hall and Great Hall. Without the support of our parents and community, these building would not have been realized.

    We are very excited to be in our fifth capital campaign, our fifth phase of building.  Phase V is bringing new facilities to our students, facilities unique to schools in the Okanagan, which will provide new opportunities for them to explore their passions. Want further detail on Phase V? Click here to learn more

    Capital Campaigns share two important similarities with the Gryphon Annual Fund. The first is that they both have a direct and important impact on Aberdeen Hall students potentially benefiting their entire career at the school. The second is that we ask every family at the school to participate. It is through the support of our whole community that Aberdeen Hall students continue having access to the very best experiences and opportunities. 

    Please contact Sean Ayers, Director of Development for inquiries about how you can support the Phase V Capital Campaign or if you have any questions. 

  • Annual Fund
  • Gryphon Annual Fund

    Aberdeen Hall’s goal is to improve every year. The Gryphon Annual Fund is a crucial element of achieving that goal.

    These improvements include increasing the pool of resources available to students and teachers and growing our programming. We aim to create new opportunities for students in emerging fields like robotics or design. We strive to make our athletics better with more competitive teams and better access for our students and parents. We develop richer arts programmes presenting higher quality performances. This year, we are adding to our campus, building new and unique facilities.

    Each year, Aberdeen Hall’s leadership team (including senior staff, teachers and Board volunteers) with input from our community, determine where the school needs to add or develop to provide students the best possible experience. The Gryphon Annual Fund allows every member of our community the opportunity to be a part of the betterment of our school, providing new avenues for our students to excel.

    We ask everyone to support the school annually, to ‘leave Aberdeen Hall better then when you found it’, just as families before you have done and many families at the school continue to do. 

    Making a gift to the improvement of our students’ education is easy and donations made to Aberdeen Hall receive a charitable tax receipt.

    Thanks to all those who support the school through the Gryphon Annual Fund. Your commitment and generosity directly impacts the lives of our students.

    For those interested, you can make an online gift below or please contact Sean Ayers, Director of Development, to discuss all the options for giving. 

    Donate to Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School (Preschool - Grade 6)
    Donate to Senior School Society
  • Planned Giving
  • What is a planned gift?

    Planned gifts allow you to make a meaningful donation today that will leave a lasting impact for tomorrow.

    You can include Aberdeen Hall in your estate plans through bequests, charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts. Consider the following options as you begin to plan for your future legacy.

    Bequests: This gift, made through your will, is the most common type of planned gift. Arranged today, a bequest is not paid to Aberdeen Hall until after your death. You can give a specified sum, or property, or a percentage of your estate.

    Life Insurance: A gift of life insurance is a simple and thoughtful way to make a gift to Aberdeen Hall. Insurance allows you to make a modest gift now for a significant gift in the future.

    Charitable Gift Annuities: This is the gift that keeps on giving. Charitable gift annuities enable you to make an immediate gift to the School and receive guaranteed income for life.

    Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gifts of Residual Interest: This gift is invested to give you an ongoing income with the capital going to Aberdeen Hall upon death. Residual interest gifts allow you to donate the asset today (residence, art, investment property) and enjoy the use of it for the rest of your life with the gift going to Aberdeen Hall upon death.

    Also known as legacy gifts, they provide future support for areas of Aberdeen hall most important to you, and often result in a larger gift than you thought possible.

    Potential benefits:

    • Lifetime income for you or another beneficiary
    • Immediate tax relief
    • Turn low-yielding assets into a higher income stream
    • Reduce estate taxes
    • Meaningful legacy to Aberdeen Hall

    How we can help

    Significant gifts, such as a bequest of life insurance, can meaningfully transform Aberdeen Hall’s future. But they require considerable planning. Family is involved. Advisers should be consulted. Timing and tax considerations are crucial. We can work with you, your family and advisers on a confidential basis to ensure your legacy.

    Contact Sean Ayers, Director of Development at: (250) 491-1270 Ext. 138 or email:

  • Endowment
  • Endowment – Building a Legacy

    An endowment fund is a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding held in an interest bearing investment with only the interest being spent.  When an endowment fund is established, a permanent legacy of support is created by the donor for Aberdeen Hall.  A robust endowment contributes to the long-term sustainability of the School and significantly enhancing the student experience.  

    Financial Assistance

    Aberdeen Hall strives to maintain diversity in our school population. Today, 13% of students receive some form of financial assistance and our goal is to continue to increase the opportunities for mission-appropriate students.  The inclusion of these deserving students, who could not otherwise access an Aberdeen Hall education, provides a superior experience for all. Endowed scholarship funds make the Scholarship and Bursaries Programme robust and sustainable.  

    Enhanced Programming

    Academic excellence and innovation are hallmarks of Aberdeen Hall. Building endowed funds which support ongoing renewal of top-of-the-line equipment and exceptional learning resources will ensure the best educational experience possible.  

    Named Funds

    Would you like to commemorate a special teacher, family member or classmate? A named, endowed fund allows donors to recognize the special role Aberdeen Hall has played in their lives. The stories about the funds’ creation are often poignant and compelling. Perhaps you are a parent who wishes to memorialize a family member or friend. Each endowed gift to Aberdeen Hall provides a unique legacy.

    The minimum gift to endow a scholarship or prize fund is $100,000. Please contact Sean Ayers, Director of Development Office at 250-491-1270 Ext. 138 or