The Canterbury Fund

What is the Canterbury Fund?
Gifts made to the Canterbury Fund are unrestricted and directly support the year’s operating budget. Canterbury Fund gifts make up the difference between the amount of tuition collected and the true cost of educating a St. Edmund Prep student. These unrestricted gifts provide the greatest flexibility to meet the Prep’s most pressing needs. Your gifts are a significant and vital source of support. The support of our alumni, families and friends signify the strength of our school.

What does my annual fund gift support?
All aspects of St. Edmund Prep’s campus life, including:
  • Tuition assistance
  • Curricular enhancements such as the IB Programme and the World Scholars Honors Program
  • Technology investments
  • Arts programs
  • Student mission service experiences
  • Faculty professional development
  • Athletic facilities and equipment
  • Building maintenance and enhancements
Why does my gift matter?
Nicole Correa '20 - The Impact of a SEP Education
Nicole talks about the impact her time at St. Edmund Prep has made on her.
Allison McGinnis - The Qualities of a SEP Student
Principal Allison McGinnis reflects on the unique qualities of a St. Edmund Prep graduate.
Jim Grillo '02 - From Student to Faculty Member
Jim speaks about his time at St. Edmund Prep as an student and as a faculty member.
Kevin Raphael - Molding the Leaders of Tomorrow
Faculty Member Kevin Raphael reflects on the unique nature of our students and the impact St. Edmund Prep has on molding the leaders of tomorrow.
Can I pledge now and make payments over the year?
Yes, you can indicate your gift and then make monthly payments or you can indicate you would like to make a recurring gift on your credit card through our online portal:
When is my deadline for giving?
The Canterbury Fund runs from July 1st until June 30th each year.  For maximum tax benefit, fulfill your pledge or make full payment before December 31st. All gifts are tax-deductible.

How do I give?
Giving is easy:
    • Donate online via our secure pledge site:
    • Mail in a check.
    • Call the Development Office with your credit card information at 718-743-6100 x5080

How much should I give to St. Edmund Prep?
We ask that you give as generously as you can. Whatever you are able to give, please recognize that your participation – no matter what amount – is very important.  

How can I increase the impact of my gift?
Many companies and foundations will match the value of charitable gifts made by employees and their spouses, board members, and retirees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, contact your human resources department.  A matching gift form will be sent to you. Please include that form in your annual fund envelope, along with your gift and we will take care of the rest!