Major Gifts to TWS

We pay tribute to a special group of friends who inspire us through their outstanding generosity and deep commitment to TWS. From the early days when our founders met to bring their vision of Waldorf education to fruition, to our recent wonderful Blacktop event with alumnus Jesse Cook, we have much to celebrate. Over the years many have participated in the success of Toronto Waldorf School; here are a few individuals and corporations who have made significant gifts to TWS:

Founding Members

  • A $250,000 bequest from the late Pat Kettle, a TWS Founder.
  • The Cawthra Mulock Foundation has made extensive loans and grants. Julyan and Cawthra Mulock were one of the original four couples who founded TWS.  Cawthra served as the Honorary Chairman of the first Building Fund Campaign. They have since passed away, but their support continues through the Cawthra Mulock Foundation.

Contributing Members

  • A $20,000 bequest from the late David Keith Jackson, brother of contributing member Graham Jackson.

Pioneering Faculty

  • A $20,000 gift from Elizabeth Yetman (formerly Koekebakker) toward the restoration of one of the Steinway pianos as part of the Courage and Commitment Campaign.  

On-Campus Friends

  • Over $250,000 received from the Village Market since its inception in 1991. Over the last 5 years, annual donations have been in the range of $20,000 - $25,000.

Major Gifts

  • $100,000 gift from Greg and KateSorbara in 2009
  • $100,000 gift from Robert and Ilse Campeau in 1991
  • $50,000 gift from the Abeona Community School (formerly the Waldorf School of Barrie) in 2009
  • $25,000 bequest from the late Charlotte Zuppinger for a new community kitchen in 2006
  • $15,000 anonymous gift in 2004
  • $11,000 anonymous gift in 2007
  • $10,000 anonymous gift toward the Chair and Desk Campaign in 2008
  • $10,000 gifts from the McLean Foundation in both 1980 and 1981


Thank you for caring to give so generously!