Why An Annual Fund?

Students are at the heart of STA. We aim to inspire and support young people for meaningful lives and that is why ensuring support to make students' dreams, ambitions and ideas happen is a priority. To make this a reality, we need your help.

At independent schools, tuition and government grants pay for staff compensation and operating costs only. STA, like other nonprofits, must fundraise to provide enriched programs, special teaching resources and facility improvements—all of which make our school an incredible place to learn.

The STA Giving & Gratitude Annual Fund is our single school fundraising campaign.

Each October, the Annual Fund launches with our beloved Walkathon.  Now, when you give to the Walkathon, you are giving to the Annual Fund. Tax receipts are provided for all donations of $25 or more.

The Impact of Giving

The Annual Fund aims to foster a tradition of giving and expressing gratitude within the STA Community: alumni, alumni parents, grandparents and other family members and parishes. 

In making a gift to the Annual Fund, you are contributing to the success of every student in his or her pursuit of excellence in the areas of faith, academics, arts and athletics.

The Fund addresses current and emerging needs of the school and is immediately invested into the priorities for each school year so students can enjoy enhancements in the current school year.


Sandie Atkinson
Director of Advancement
St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary School
Phone: 604 987 4431 ext. 3044
Cell: 604 512 2766
Email: satkinson@aquinas.org