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Millie Fund

Thank you for supporting the 2020-21 Millie Fund Campaign!

Why Giving Matters

Inspiring and empowering girls - that is what happens at SMLS each and every day. 

One of the many things that makes SMLS so special is the support we receive from the members of our community - alumnae, parents, grandparents, staff, faculty and friends. Every day, we see and feel the impact of their generous support. 

With your gift today, you help empower girls by supporting opportunities that enrich their unique SMLS experience. Your gift enables us to support our existing community and extend an SMLS education to exceptional girls through our bursary program. It also allows us to address our most urgent needs.  All in support of our girls' educational experience and  personal growth.

We encourage every member of our community to make a gift at a level that is meaningful to them. Enhancements to our programs, made possible by your generosity, would not be possible without your donation to the Millie Fund. The collective generosity of our entire community makes all the difference.

Funding Priorities

This year we are asking our community to support two key areas. The Head's Initiative Fund which will address our most pressing needs and student financial assistance which will help us to support our current families and attract exceptional new Millies.

Please click HERE to view the 2020-21 Millie Fund Brochure.

As always, you are welcome to support any area of the school that you wish.

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  • Head's Initiative Fund

    The Head's Initiative Fund will allow us to be nimble in funding new initiatives that are identified by the Head of School to enhance our Signature Programs as well as other key program areas throughout the school.
  • Student Financial Assistance

    We will enhance our ability to provide financial assistance to families who are already part of our community, and attract exceptional girls who may not otherwise be able to afford a SMLS education.
  • Other

    You are most welcome to direct your gift to any area of the school that you wish.  Below are a few suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact the Advancement Office directly at 905-845-5830, ext. 810 or to discuss other areas of need.

    Signature Programs
    Learning Strategies
    Faculty Development

Ways to Give

Every gift matters. Every gift, no matter the size, impacts each and every Millie.

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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    Cash gifts can be received by the school as follows
    • ONLINE (Preferred method): Make a one-time gift, or become a monthly donor
    • BY PHONE:  Please contact Laurie Lewis, Advancement Services Coordinator at 905-845-5830, ext. 810 to give by credit card payment. Visa, Master Card, American Express accepted.
    • BY MAIL:  Please mail cheques to: Advancement Department, St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School, 1080 Linbrook Road, Oakville, Ontario L6J 2L1. Please make cheques payable to St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
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    It is easy and convenient to designate your gift to SMLS through the charitable platform of your choice.

    Many companies use a charitable platform to enable thier employees to donate to a charity of their choice through payroll deduction. In these cases, the platform provides the tax receipt rather than SMLS. For example some SMLS donors use Benevity to make their donation to SMLS. Please check with your employer if they have this capability.

    In addition, many companies allow their employees to participate in corporate United Campaigns by making a gift to SMLS. In these cases, United Way provides the tax receipt.

    All of these platforms take an administration fee off of your gift. If you choose to make a gift directly to SMLS, you entire gift is supporting SMLS.
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    Gifting publicly traded securities avoids capital gains tax. 
    Click here for a Gift of Securities Form.

    Many companies offer programs that match the donations of their employees. Click here for a list of a few Matching Gift Companies.

    Planned Gifts include bequests, life insurance, charitable remainder trusts, and more. Please connect with to learn more.
We thank all our donors for their generous support and confidence in SMLS!  Our future is bright and our possibilities endless.  

For more information, please contact the Advancement Office at 905-845-5830, ext. 810 or

What is the Millie Fund?

The Millie Fund is the SMLS annual fundraising program. Gifts to the Millie Fund support all areas of the school and help to enrich the individual SMLS experience for every girl.

Did You Know?
  • SMLS is a registered charitable organization - all donations directly enhance student learning and the educational experience of our girls.
  • Donations are tax-receiptable.
  • Some companies will match your gift to SMLS.
  • You can designate your United Way donation to SMLS.
  • Every gift matters

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