Making a planned gift is about keeping our school affordable and strong, long into the future, without costing you anything today. There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift to Brentwood College School. The De Manu in Manum Society honours the foresight of those who have already advised Brentwood of their planned gift, not only for their generosity but also for the leadership they are providing to this essential component in securing the future of our school. While Brentwood respects the wishes of those who prefer that their planned gift remain confidential, we would welcome the opportunity to acknowledge your generosity.
Contact Director of Advancement, Ian McPherson, for more information.
Brentwood Merits my Future Support
By Legacy Donor Anne Marie Decor
In 1985, before entering grade ten, our daughter Andrea said she wanted more anonymity than an Edmonton high school could afford. A visit to Brentwood confirmed that this was the place for her and indeed it was. She thrived on the strong academic programs, the variety of arts options, competitive sports programs, community life and volunteer activities. Graduating in 1989, she eventually received a BA from UBC and an LLB from the University of Calgary.
While Andrea went to Brentwood by choice, her brother Michael went because he needed the academic rigour of the school and the support it provided. Starting in grade nine in 1989, Michael was desperate to leave Brentwood long before the Christmas break. Things did not improve until spring when he was invited to rugby camp the following summer. That changed everything. He couldn’t wait to get back to school early for rugby camp that August and every one thereafter. Like his sister, Michael benefited from the strong academic program and the broad range of arts, sports, and community activities. Graduating in 1993, Michael went on to receive a BA from the University of Alberta and an LLB from the University of New Brunswick.
I was invited to join the Brentwood Board of Governors in 1991 and served until 2002. My years on the Board were exciting ones as Bill Ross, with help from the Board, laid out and began an ambitious plan to renew and expand the physical layout and facilities of Brentwood. Much of what exists today comes from that plan. Of course, that ambitious vision needed to be paid for and all avenues for raising the necessary funds were pursued. Many parents and alumni made generous contributions. Looking for other avenues to raise funds, a fellow board member presented the idea of buying a term life insurance policy with Brentwood named as the beneficiary. When I was getting my affairs in order after my husband Laurence’s death, I took his advice and bought insurance that has allowed me to make a future gift commitment to Brentwood and the University of Alberta where I was a student, a professor, and a senior administrator.
Create YOUR living legacy by including Brentwood in your will or through a term life insurance policy - together we can give the gift of a Brentwood education for many generations to come.