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Our Donors

Thank you to our community of supporters – alumnae, faculty, friends and staff.  Through your generosity we are boldly following in the footsteps of our foundresses who embodied Brescia’s mission of leading with wisdom, justice and compassion in a changing world.

Josephine Gaukler Society

The Josephine Gaukler Society is named in honour of Josephine Gaukler, Brescia’s first planned giving donor whose bequest of $228,000 helped to build Ursuline Hall. Thank you to the following individuals who have generously included Brescia in their estate plans, ensuring Brescia has the resources to provide a world class education for women for generations to come.

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Stephanie J Allen ’91
  • Laura M Bart ’80
  • Rose Belsito ’73
  • Deb Campbell ’72
  • Margaret A (McIlhargey) Carr ’66
  • Sandra Desson ’68
  • The Late Ann Loretta Hawkins ’63
  • Mary Anne (Doyle) Henderson ’64
  • Nadia (Bala) Martin ’55
  • Noelle S Martin ’04 ’09
  • Inez (Reid) Meleca ’72
  • Patricia A Pettigrew ’55
  • Madeline J Prout Alderson ’54
  • Erin Rankin Nash ’84
  • Carla A Revington ’71
  • Linda D Stockley ’70
  • Joan Wyatt ’72
  • Richard VandeWetering & Anne Barnfield

Tribute Gifts

Thank you to all donors who have made gifts in memory or in tribute to the following individuals:

  • Geno Francolini
  • Peggy Lord
  • Catherine MacDonald
  • Heather MacDougall

Donor Listing

Brescia is honoured to recognize the following loyal and generous donors who have given cumulatively $5,000 or more as of December 31, 2019 in support of our next century of women leaders.

$1 million or more

  • The Late Richard M Ivey & Beryl M Ivey, ’47
  • Ursuline Sisters of Chatham, Ontario

$500,000 to $999,999

  • Brescia University College Students’ Council
  • Margaret A (McIlhargey) Carr, ’66

$250,000 to $499,999 

  • Anonymous (1)
  • The Late Dr. Geno & Dr. Joan Francolini ’55

$100,000 to $249,999

  • The Mitchell & Kathryn Baran Family Foundation
  • The City of London
  • Estate of Patricia A Doig
  • Estate of Olive Higgins ’33
  • The Lawson Foundation
  • Nadia (Bala) Martin ’55
  • Estate of Mary-Alice Rogers
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St Joseph in Canada

$50,000 to $99,999

  • 3M Canada Company
  • Theresa (Walsh) Burns, ’56
  • Canada Life
  • CultureWorks Inc
  • Dental Arts Centre
  • Catherinanne (Foltz) George, ’91
  • Estate of Mary Patricia Gray, ’46
  • Elizabeth A Hewitt
  • The Late Geraldine Montag, ’47
  • The Pigott Family
  • Lucille M Panet-Raymond, ’55
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Sara Francolini, ‘83 & Doug Bundock
  • Scotiabank
  • Scott A Stoll
  • Dr. Shirley Van Nuland

$25,000 to $49,999

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Estate of Agnes Coleman
  • The Walter J Blackburn Foundation
  • CTV London
  • Estate of Marilyn Illaine Davis, ’54
  • Sandra Desson
  • Colleen M Hanycz
  • Harbour Grace Group
  • The Late Geraldine Montag, ’47
  • Honey Design Marketing & Communications Inc
  • Marlene Janzen Le Ber
  • Karen McKay
  • Estate of Mary Elizabeth Molloy, ’32
  • Estate of Rhoda Scanlan MacRae
  • Estate of Stephanie Spinks
  • The Late Martha (Molina) Steers, ’51
  • The Steers Family
  • TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Inc
  • Heather E Wilson, ’87

$10,000 to $24,999

  • Anonymous (3)
  • Eric Baker Family Foundation
  • Bell Canada
  • Gerald C. Baines Charitable Foundation
  • Paul & Sandi Caplan
  • The Co-operators
  • Cornerstone Architecture Inc
  • The Conyngham Family
  • DUCA Credit Union
  • Davis Martindale LLP
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Ethnocultural Council of London
  • The Late Joyce (Curran) Gillelan, ’55
  • Hangar9 & Accents
  • Hayman Construction Inc
  • Highstreet Asset Management Inc
  • Investors Group Financial Services Inc
  • Jackman Foundation
  • Marie Jackman, ‘49
  • Janet A James, ’61
  • Patricia Jensen, ’62
  • Maria Knowles
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • The Late Mary E Leask, ’46
  • Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel
  • Brian Lessard
  • Lesley Macaskill, ‘93
  • Catherine D Mackay, ’49
  • Malhotra Nicholson Sheffield Architects Inc
  • Rita M Malone, ’94
  • Estate of Agnes Isabel Marshall, ’28
  • Susan Mumm
  • Kathryn Munn
  • Nash Jewellers
  • Patricia A Pettigrew, ’55
  • Phoenix Interactive Design Inc
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Erin Rankin Nash, ’84
  • Penny (Warner) Rintoul
  • Rival Office Solutions Inc
  • The Late Joan & Donald Smith
  • Anna M Spada McInerney, ’07
  • Diane & Frank Prato
  • Helen Spriet
  • Summit International Bank Limited
  • Joanne (McTeague) Taylor, ’73
  • Dianne F Teetzel, ’64
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of London
  • Theresa Topic
  • Trident Insurance Company Limited
  • Tyner-Shorten Clothiers
  • Richard VandeWetering & Anne Barnfield

$5,000 to $9,999

  • Anonymous (4)
  • Sheldon Aaron
  • Aboutown Transportation Limited
  • Stephanie J Allen, ’91
  • The Alva Foundation
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Rod & Liz Beaujot
  • Rose Belsito, ’73
  • Bethany Centre
  • Lorna M A Bowman
  • Estate of Carmel Marie Brown, ’35
  • The Late Veronica L Coyle, ’35
  • Brian Diemert
  • Cathy Doig
  • Martha Drake, ’87
  • Faisal Rehman Medicine Professional Corporation
  • Marilyn (Burt) Foskey, ’50
  • Janet Frame
  • Sarah E Friesen, ’77
  • Karen Fryday-Field
  • Alicia C Garcia
  • Good Foundation Inc
  • Grebin Golf
  • The Harold Crabtree Foundation
  • Dennis Hudecki
  • Heather Hurst
  • Mitra S Khademi, ’95
  • Lerners LLP
  • London Convention Centre
  • London District Catholic School Board
  • Larry MacKinnon
  • Bernard McCracken
  • Suzanne McDonald Aziz
  • McKay-Cocker Construction Limited
  • McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP
  • Helen McLeod
  • Inez (Reid) Meleca, ’72
  • Dr. Louise Moist
  • Bruce Morgan
  • F.K. Morrow Foundation
  • Ottawa Home Economics Association
  • Kathleen Parker
  • Paystone
  • Patricia Pepper, ’75
  • Therese A Quigley
  • Frances Roetling, ’56
  • The School Sisters of Notre Dame
  • Most Reverend John M Sherlock
  • Marianne Simm
  • Jodi Simpson
  • Mary (Townsend) Stanford
  • Lina Sunseri
  • Tetherwood Spa
  • Trudell Medical International
  • WCA
  • Therese C (Wintermeyer) Wiley, ’54
  • Reverend James M Williams

We are grateful for the support of all our donors and strive for accuracy in our listings. If you have questions or comments about the lists or would like to speak to someone about donating to Brescia, please contact Maggie Weller, Senior Development Officer.