Annual Giving

Your gift is a show of support to our school’s Vision and Mission, your investment in our girls, and all that girls can do to become the entrepreneurs of their own future.

Our Non Nobis motto translates to a tangible feeling that runs through our school community. A story: A young scholarship winner anonymously donates her prize money back to her school as a tribute to her teacher and to support the school she loves. This may seem like a rare occurrence, but at ECS, we encounter acts of joy and gratitude like this each year. Our students wanting to make a difference are a testament to the powerful impact of educators in their lives.

This year, our Annual Giving campaign focuses on celebrating our teachers. The extraordinary collective experience and care from our teachers since our school’s founding in 1909 have shaped and supported our students and graduated 113 classes of Old Girls living and working all over the world.
Great teachers at ECS lay the foundations for the pursuit of knowledge and nurture students’ dreams for a better future. There is no better example of the purpose and founding energy of our school than the role that our 50 teachers play in bringing the joy of learning and discovery to life, empowering our students to lead, serve, and change the world in their own way.
Please join us this year in going beyond the exceptional by supporting the value and beauty of an ECS  Education. In true ECS spirit, we aim to have all members of our ECS family contribute to our Annual Giving goal of $450,000. Please give as generously as you can. We are grateful for the trust you place in our small but powerful school.

NOW Fund (New and Ongoing Wishes)

The NOW Fund (New and Ongoing Wishes) supports our most immediate and greatest needs within the school community. The NOW Fund may be used towards projects such as infrastructure improvements to our safety and security to ensure a vibrant, safe, and welcoming learning environment for our teachers and students.


Scholarships & Bursaries

The Scholarships and Bursaries Fund offers financial support for students who otherwise may not be able to attend ECS. We strive to enable more students to reach their full potential and contribute to our diverse and inclusive community and ask for your support in making it possible.

Special Projects

If there is a particular project or specific improvement aimed at developing our school and our students’ futures that you would like to support, don’t hesitate to contact our Advancement Office to discuss it in more detail.

Thanks in large part to our community of donors, our school continues to thrive and challenge the status quo for greater equity in education and in our world.

We deeply appreciate your support of our teachers and our school community.

Together, we are building a powerful future for our students!


Frequently Asked Questions

List of 6 items.

  • Why is Annual Giving important? What does it fund?

    Simply put, Annual Giving funds many of the “extras” that make an ECS education so worthwhile. The generous support of our community bridges the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of an ECS education, providing flexibility within our operating budget to offer the enrichments that set ECS apart.
  • Do all independent schools fundraise?

    Yes, all independent schools fundraise. Tuition does not cover the true cost of educating a student.
  • Why doesn’t ECS simply raise tuition to cover the true cost of an ECS education?

    We endeavour to keep our tuition comparable to that of our peer schools, and at a level that makes an ECS education accessible to students from diverse financial backgrounds. Also, Annual Giving donations are tax deductible, whereas tuition is not.
  • Is my gift tax-deductible?

    Annual Giving donations are tax deductible. We will issue you a charitable giving receipt. ECS’ Registered Charitable Number is: 107279218 RR 0001
  • Why do we aim for 100% participation?

    100% participation is evidence of our community’s belief in our mission, as we all come together to support our school. This is in line with our foundational Non Nobis principle: as we instill in our girls the essential value of giving to their city and world, we model it through our own investment in their school. Robust participation in the Annual Fund sends a message of stability to prospective families, foundations, and other outside funding partners.
  • I can’t give much; does my small donation really make a difference?

    Yes! Every gift has an impact, helping to fund needs large and small. Each donation gets us closer to our goal of 100% participation and demonstrates your investment in our girls. We ask that you give at a level that is personally meaningful and that makes sense for your family.

Ways to Give

By Cheque

By Credit Card

By Stock

With a Matching Gift

Please mail your gift to:
Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School (ECS), Advancement Office

525 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Westmount, QC
H3Y 3H6
Please make cheques payable to:

Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School (Special Projects and NOW Fund)

ECS Foundation (Scholarship and Bursary Fund)
You can make an online gift using our secure form with your Visa or MasterCard.

You may also call the Advancement Office with your credit card information at 514-935-6357
For appreciated securities held for more than one year. Please call the Advancement Office at
If your employer has a matching gift program, be sure to send your company’s matching form with your ECS contribution. We will return the form to your company, which will issue a matching gift contribution directly to ECS.