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Millie Fund

Why Giving Matters

A culture of giving has been at the heart of St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School since its founding more than one hundred years ago. Through the collective commitment and generosity of our families, grandparents, staff, faculty, alumnae and friends, we have grown from two small schools to the largest independent girls’ school in the west GTA.

Every day, we see and feel the impact of our community’s generous support that has enabled us to provide innovative spaces and strengthen programs that would otherwise not have been possible: spaces such as the Fine Arts Wing, our sports field, Three Sisters Studio Theatre, Dining Hall, and double gymnasium, in addition to signature programs such as Global Studies, Professional Internship, Robotics & STEMR, Creative Arts, Athletics and Active Healthy Living, to name just a few.  Our enriched programs, spaces and experiences make the SMLS education unique, and benefit every Millie.

While our tuition fees cover basic operating costs, as an independent school and a not-for-profit charitable organization, we rely on the financial generosity of our community to help us continually advance the educational experience for our girls.

Every gift to the Millie Fund, our annual giving campaign, helps enrich our world class programs, deepening our students’ knowledge, skills and comprehension through unparalleled opportunities, resources and experiences. Every Millie benefits.

Click here to view the Millie Fund brochure. 

Funding Priorities 2018-2019

Aligned to our strategic vision and educational approaches to inquiry, innovation and discovery, the following are the 2018/19 funding priorities that support all Millies in Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. To learn how your gift will make an impact, and how all Millies will benefit from your support, please click on a fund below:

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to The Millie Fund. Every gift counts.  All Millies benefit.

SMLS is a registered charitable entity with Canada Revenue Agency.  Our charitable registration number is 11919 1963 RR0001.  SMLS will provide tax receipts for income tax purposes.

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We thank all our donors for their generous support and confidence in SMLS!  Our future is bright and our possibilities endless.  

To make a donation now, please click here. For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 905-845-5830, ext. 810 or
Did You Know?
  • SMLS is a registered charitable organization - all donations directly enhance student learning and the educational experience of our girls.
  • The Millie Fund is the school’s annual campaign that invites our families, alumnae, staff and friends to support our students and keep our school community strong.
  • Every gift makes a difference!
  • You can designate your United Way donation to SMLS.
  • Donations are tax-receiptable.

Discover how your daughter will benefit from SMLS's superior academic program, our attention to each girl's social, emotional and physical wellbeing, and student leadership development - all designed for girls.