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Shara Campsall

Stories of Hope and Humanity

As I hung up the phone with alumnus Leah Sparkman '17, I felt a strong sense of hope and gratitude. Leah is one of...

New Junior School Playscape Emphasizes Imagination

Upgrades to the SMUS Junior School playscape this summer highlight the importance of "open-ended", imaginative play
Shara Campsall

Rowing at SMUS – an Advancement Perspective

Shara Campsall, Director of Annual Fund and Major Gifts, writes about how generous donations to the annual fund impact student athletes in all areas of their lives
Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor ’11: A Dream Big Profile

Alumnus Ryan Taylor '11 talks about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on his life – and why it inspired him to give back to the school
Dream Big fund

Dream Big Stories: Ms. Bernadette Abrioux

Math is a tough subject. It's the one students tend to struggle with the most. But Senior School math teacher Ms. Bernadette Abrioux feels she...
Duncan Frater

Dream Big Stories: Mr. Duncan Frater

Choir teacher Mr. Duncan Frater talks firsthand about how the Dream Big annual fund helps students do more of what they love: the arts

Dream Big Stories: Ms. Nikki Kaufmann

Ms. Nikki Kaufmann talks about how SMUS's annual Dream Big fund has a direct impact on the school's athletics program and student population

Gurpreet & Zareen: A Dream Big Profile

Alumni Gurpreet (Pete) Leekha ’89 and Zareen Charania ’96 talk about the impact SMUS and financial aid had on their lives – and why it inspired them to give back to the school

Dream Big Stories: Ms. Susan Vachon

Ms. Susan Vachon talks about how SMUS's annual Dream Big fund has a direct impact on the education students receive – in this case Learning Resources
Rev. Keven Fletcher wearing a SMUS sports jersey

Dream Big Stories: Rev. Keven Fletcher

Rev. Keven Fletcher talks about how SMUS's annual Dream Big fund has a direct impact on the education students receive – in this case character education

Funding Big Dreams

Did you know that tuition at SMUS accounts for approximately 85% of our total budget? The extra 15% is raised annually via our Dream...

Dream Big: Saeed

Our 2013-2014 Annual Fund is very close to reaching its $1.3 million goal. With just over a month until the June 30, 2014 deadline,...

How to spend a Thursday night

This week, that was easy: you go and see the Senior School production of Spamalot. Every year on opening night my wife, Joan, and...

Financial Aid February

Financial aid is a big part of the Annual Fund, with over $300,000 last year going towards making SMUS education more accessible. For the...

Dream Big: Alex

Earlier this year, we unveiled the new motto for our annual fund. The money raised supports many aspects of school life but in particular...

Dream Big: Our New Annual Fund

For over 20 years, the SMUS community has come together to support our school and our students through the Annual Fund. This year, the...

Annual Fund Scholars: Dawit

Dawit Workie first came to SMUS in Grade 8, joining our boarding community and settling in to life not too far away from his...

Annual Fund Scholars: Kali

Albertan boarder Kali Salmas has made the most out of her two years at SMUS. A fixture in our music program, she's also made...

Annual Fund Scholars: Remy

Three years ago, Remy Furrer was told he shouldn't even bother going to high school. Now he is set to graduate and attend university. When...

SMUS in the News: Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen

Portland Observer February 27, 2012 Paris Lowe '13 Scholarship Benefits Portland Teen

Annual Fund Scholars: Charlie

With the end of the school term and 2012 fast approaching, it is a great opportunity to check in with the Annual Fund. Strong...

New Year, New Chance to Give

As visitors to SMUS may have noticed, the Annual Fund for the year has begun. The banners are up on both campuses, the donation...

Stories from the Annual Fund: Megan Parker ’11

Judy Pryce remembers vividly the phone call that changed everything for her daughter Megan Parker. As a new SMUS student in Grade 6, it...

Stories from the Annual Fund: John Herpers ’64

John Herpers '64 knows from personal experience that the right school at the right time in a young person’s life can make all the...

Stories from the Annual Fund: Cathy and Charley

by Erin Anderson, editor Visitors to SMUS often comment on how beautiful our campus is. Part of that beauty can be credited to Cathy Beglau,...

Stories from the Annual Fund: Susan Xu and George Luo

“Every year, we give to the Annual Fund,” says Susan Xu, a current parent. “Every year, we feel we should do more.” In 2006, Susan...

Stories from the Annual Fund: Jim Prentice ’49

Jim Prentice ’49 still remembers the freedom he experienced on the water as a youth. His life-long passion for boating and the outdoors is...

Stories from the Annual Fund: Keith Driscoll

Keith Driscoll's multi-faceted role at SMUS is special, but it’s not unique. A Middle School teacher, coach, house parent, and now Director of Residence,...

SMUS Kicks Off the Annual Fund

As the 2011-2012 Annual Fund officially launched this week, Director of the Annual Fund Lori Adam, explains this year's focus, the spirit of giving,...

Middle School PE Classes Learn to Cook

Cross-grade PE classes are doing something new this year. Thanks to the Middle School's burgeoning health and nutrition program, students are spending two classes...

Annual Fund Raises Its Final Star

by Lori Adam, Director of the Annual Fund At the beginning of the 2008/09 school year, the ambitious goal was set to raise $888,888 for...

Annual Fund Launches with Stars

The Annual Fund campaign kicked off this week as banners went up at both campuses and a new team of parent representatives was launched....

Students Say "Thanks"

With one week left to go, SMUS is already celebrating Annual Fund contributions to date of more than $842,000. The amount significantly exceeds this...

SMUS Family Helps Other Students through the Annual Fund

Each week, the Bruynzeel-Simpson family goes horseback riding at a local farm. It’s something parents Peter and Kristi learned to do recently, after daughter...

A New Director of Annual Fund

This week the school welcomed Ms. Lori Adam, who joins the Advancement office as the new Director of the Annual Fund. Ms. Adam comes...

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