We are thankful for the generosity of our community as the contribution of time, talent and treasure from so many families has supported Vancouver College’s mission of providing a robust academic program enriched with a value system rooted in faith. Our school’s success is founded on embracing this mission and on nurturing the relationships that have allowed Vancouver College to become one of the leading schools in British Columbia.
We celebrate the accomplishments of each boy and encourage him to be the best he can be with the talents God has given him. Vancouver College fosters a culture of respect within a community that motivates each boy to contribute his talents and energy for the good of the school community. We need your help to ensure Vancouver College continues to be a strong and vibrant faith and learning community.
We invite parents, alumni, and friends of Vancouver College to be a part of our community of giving by donating additional financial support to our giving programs. Monies raised through donations go towards tuition assistance, academic and athletic programs, capital funding of major projects, and financing special projects that may arise. Your financial contribution helps continue the legacy of generosity that has made Vancouver College what it is today.
Every gift makes a significant difference to the lives of our students and their educational programs.
YOUR GIFT GOES A LONG WAY
Perhaps, there can be no greater testimony to the power of your financial support than to understand what your gift means to our faith and learning community:
Thanks to all of you, my son is leaving Vancouver College “a better man,” and we are leaving as better parents. You have all contributed individually to filling him with ideas, feelings, and spiritual strength and my husband and I appreciate your efforts immensely. He is full of positive energy and, I think, keen to take hold of a new felt independence. I appreciate the time, kindness, and patience that each of you extended to him
I am grateful for the support we have received academically, psychologically, emotionally, and socially. Vancouver College has been a fine example of a Christian educational establishment. Vancouver College deserves a standing ovation and once again, I give you my heartfelt thanks!
A grateful VC Parent
Vancouver College’s most recent addition to its list of founders are Tod and Irene Manrell.
For their contributions and faithful service to Vancouver College, spouses Peter Bull and Kathy Kelly were named Vancouver College Honorary Alumni in 2004.
During their 20 years as parents in our community, Tony and Barb were engaged, committed and dedicated community members, participating in all facets of school life.
The Financial Assistance Program provides assistance with tuition and all school activity fees for families in need of financial support. This program is named in honour of Blessed Edmund Rice, who dedicated his life to providing education for young people especially those with financial needs.
The Our Next Century Campaign story would not be complete without the 1,500 families and individuals whose support contributed to the success of the Campaign. With the Campaign and redevelopment project now behind, we reflect and are humbled with what we have.
When it became clear that the four classrooms in Holy Rosary Cathedral would be inadequate for the Vancouver College’s growing student body, Brother Lannon was relieved of his classroom duties to become a full-time point man and focus on raising money.
Mackin Hall became a reality in 1957, thanks to Henry James Mackin, longtime Shaughnessy resident and well-known businessman.
From the list of Vancouver College’s founding fathers, perhaps the most notable and to whom our community owes the greatest debt is James D. McCormack.