Giving

Giving

Like many independent schools, Edge depends on the support of the entire community as tuition and government funding alone do not support the ongoing needs of the school. Donations strengthening our academics and athletics, enhancing facilities, and making it possible for student-athletes to attend Edge who may not have had the opportunity otherwise to do so.

The Edge School community is caring, involved and generous. We are deeply grateful for the many gifts provided to ensure every student-athlete at Edge has an exceptional academic and athletic experience in support of our funding priorities.

Charitable gifts help us further our academic and athletic programming and invest in technology advancements, sports equipment, facility maintenance, and sustain the school’s financial aid program.

Our community of alumni, current and past families, and grandparents exemplify the character that makes the Edge School unique. We are grateful to the many individual and corporate donors who generously donate to the Edge School. Their donations reflect a culture of philanthropy that built the Edge School, and one that continues today.

Together we can create world-leading learning and development experiences for student-athletes.

Together we can inspire student achievement and reward success through student awards.

Together we can demonstrate community leadership by enriching our student experiences and facilities.

Our alumni tell us their experiences at the Edge School were life changing. Unfortunately, for some students, the finances of an independent school education can be a significant barrier. Your donation can help students overcome these financial challenges and provide access to exceptional education and athletic development.

 

“Had it not been for the assistance we received, our daughter would not have been able to participate in this incredible opportunity. She is looking forward to developing new skills and growing as a student athlete.”

- parents of Edge School Foundation Opportunity Award recipient 2019

Individual Donations

Donations are always grateful accepted through our online giving form. A tax-receipt will be issued for all eligible donations of $20 or more and will be issued from the Edge School Foundation. Any amount is appreciated, big or small, and can be directed to the fund of your choice.

Funds raised through our annual giving day, Move Mountains, are directed to our Equipment & Facilities Fund and Financial Aid Fund as some our greatest need areas identified by Edge School administration. For more information about our funding priorities, or to donate please email foundation@edgeschool.com or call 403-246-6432 ext.105.

Workplace Giving

Donating to the Edge School through your workplace giving program is an easy way to make a lasting impact on education and opportunity for student-athletes. You can direct your donation to the 'Edge School Foundation' using the Benevity or United Way donation platform connected to your workplace giving program.

Your contribution supports youth athletes to reach their full potential and makes an investment that will have a lasting impact in our community.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Did you know that you may be eligible to double or triple your donation to the Edge School at no additional cost? Corporate matching gifts allow you to do just that! If your employer offers a matching gift program, your company will match donations that you make to charitable organizations like the Edge School Foundation. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Find out if your company has a matching gift policy by contacting your Human Resources or Community Investment/Relations department.

Gifts of Securities

Do you know you can give shares instead of cash? Gifts of securities can have significant tax benefits and may allow you to give more than you might have thought possible.

To encourage individual charitable giving, the CRA does not apply capital gains tax on donations of publicly traded securities. This means that when you donate eligible securities or mutual funds directly to the Edge School Foundation, you will receive a tax receipt for the full value on the day the security is received. This advantage applies to large or small donations, although gifts that involve a capital gain of $1,000 or more make the tax benefits more attractive. We always recommend that you consult an advisor before making a gift of securities. 

Your donation will be eligible for the standard federal and provincial charitable tax credits, PLUS the capital gain elimination results in a larger tax credit. Contact the Edge School Foundation to process your gift; email foundation@edgeschool.com or call 403-246-6432 ext.105.

Fundraising Events

Like many charitable groups across the province, the Edge School hosts fundraising events throughout the year. In addition to initiatives led by the Edge School Ambassadors (Parent Council), the Foundation holds events like the Silent Auction and Edge Charity Golf Classic to raising funds for our Financial Aid Fund to support the Edge Foundation Student Awards and our Endowment Fund.

Sponsorships

The Edge School campus is a unique teaching and training facility, and among the most active high-performance sports facilities in the Calgary area. In addition to our Edge after school and summer programs, each year we host thousands of athletes; spectators of nationally and internationally competitive teams; individual student-athletes; local youth and adult sports leagues; and professional and semi-pro athlete training camps.

Corporate sponsorship options on the Edge School campus offer local, regional, and national companies an exciting space environment to advertise their businesses and connect with large and diverse audiences. This income directly supports the maintenance and improvement of our facilities.

Your Donations Make a Difference!

 

“On behalf of my family, we cannot express our thanks and humble gratitude enough. We were overwhelmed by receiving funds through these Awards. This great opportunity to be part of the Edge School would not have been a reality without your support.”

- grandparent of Edge Foundation Opportunity & Achievement Award recipient 2020

 

“Thank you! for the generous scholarship from the Edge Foundation which has allowed me to come this year. You have changed my life for the better. Thank you for investing in me.”

- recipient of Edge School Foundation Opportunity Award 2020

 

The Edge School Foundation is a charitable organization. Registered Charity Number: 840738413 RR0001