Since 1874, Trafalgar Castle has cultivated a culture where students are placed at the forefront of education and development. We believe in superior education for girls, guiding them to become empowered and to thrive in their future.
The Trafalgar Castle School Foundation was created as a pathway for individuals interested in supporting the betterment of education for girls. This growth can be accomplished by implementing the importance of education and community by introducing girls to an institution where they are being valued and heard.
The School's Board of Directors established the Trafalgar Castle School Foundation, an independent not-for-profit entity charged with the oversight and management of the School's $15.5 million endowment fund to support the School's strategic direction. The endowment is essentially a result of the recent sale of property owned by the School. It supports the strategic approaches to ensure the long-term sustainability of Trafalgar Castle School for generations to come.
For more information, please contact Rhonda Daley, Executive Director, Community Development and Engagement.
We envision a future where every girl can answer why with WHY NOT Trafalgar Castle's Vision
Trafalgar Castle Foundation would not be possible without our Board of Directors. The Board for the Trafalgar Castle Foundation plays an integral role in steering the organization towards a secure future by embracing and administrating indispensable and favourable policies. The Trafalgar Castle Foundation Board Members are trustees to the organization's financial oversight and legal authority while ensuring the Foundation has sufficient resources to progress its mission and values. The new Foundation Board was formed in the Fall of 2021 with the election of directors that bring strong expertise and personal commitment. In addition, the chair of Trafalgar Castle School’s Board of Directors is an ex-officio member of the Foundation Board. The Directors for the Foundation Board include:
A parent of two current Trafalgar students, Tyler has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry, is a CFA Charterholder and is Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Mackenzie Investments. Tyler has been a member of the Trafalgar Foundation Board of Directors since 2021. "Seeing Trafalgar's positive impact on my girls and its importance to the community that I grew up in, I wanted to help ensure that the School could continue to be a positive influence for young women for many years to come."
A parent of a former Trafalgar student and Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2019, Stephen is Managing Director, Equity Research at Raymond James. He has been a member of the Trafalgar Foundation Board of Directors since 2021 and is keen on protecting the financial legacy of the School.
A parent of a Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2022, Michael is Director, Wealth Management & Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor at Richardson Wealth. He has been a member of the Trafalgar Foundation Board of Directors since 2021.
A parent of Trafalgar alum from the Class of 2022, Karen is Principal at Gordon Strategy Inc., a communications strategy firm. As a member of the Trafalgar Castle School Board of Directors since 2019, Karen has previously been its Vice-Chair and is the Chair since 2021.
A parent of a current Trafalgar student, David was a former Associate Portfolio Manager with a large Canadian financial services firm. A member of the Foundation Board of Directors since 2021, David is also a member of the Trafalgar Castle School Board of Directors since 2018 and sits on its Finance & Property Committee.
A Trafalgar alumna from the class of 1988, Eva is a Founding and General Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures and has been a member of the Trafalgar Foundation Board of Directors since 2021. “I am honoured to join the Trafalgar Castle School Foundation Board. My upbringing in an all-girls school empowered my journey as a woman entrepreneur and venture capitalist. I believe the Foundation Board will further the great traditions in the school while enabling innovations.”
A Trafalgar alumna from the class of 2004, Kait is Executive Director, Mid-Market Solutions at CIBC Capital Markets, and has been a member of the Trafalgar Foundation Board of Directors since 2021. "Trafalgar Castle School was instrumental in my upbringing, and I am very honoured to be able to give back to the school in this capacity!"