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Endowment Fund Announced

Support for education choice in London grows long-term with new Endowment Fund

Montessori Academy of London introduces new Endowment Fund to support school initiatives and financial aid for students.

March 6, 2018 – Montessori Academy of London (MA) took a big step to secure the long-term development of the school with the Montessori Academy Endowment Fund through London Community Foundation.

The school announced the new endowment fund at its Annual General Meeting on Monday night. The endowment fund will help support charitable purposes that benefit students registered in the school – including financial aid for students who qualify for the school’s financial support program. The Ann Marie Harding Financial Support program offers approximately $100,000 in tuition support every year. This year alone, 29 students received financial support.

MA established the fund to celebrate two milestones: the school’s 50th anniversary in 2018 and the retirement of Margaret Whitley, former school Director – and one of its first students. The $10,000 raised for the Margaret Whitley Tribute Fund during the school’s 2017 Annual Campaign served as the initial investment into the fund, which will benefit the school – and its students – for many years.

Tina Sartori, Executive Director of MA, told the attendees of the AGM: “Holding this fund with the London Community Foundation, an organization which has a solid philanthropic investment reputation in our city gives MA the opportunity to present itself to the broader giving community.”

Diane Silva, Director, Philanthropy, London Community Foundation added via email, “We are thrilled that Montessori Academy has taken this forward thinking step to create an endowment fund. This will ensure there is an ongoing source of funding to support their students for years to come.”

For more information on making a donation to the Endowment Fund, contact Tonya Dendrinos at 519-433-9121 ext. 233 or email To give to Montessori Academy, visit the Ways to Give section of school’s website and use the Donate Today button:

About Montessori Academy of London

Montessori Academy of London is a registered charity dedicated to providing alternative education choices to the London community. Since 1968, Montessori Academy of London has provided a world-class education that promotes academic excellence, and prepares students to engage the world as active citizens and successful leaders. Montessori Academy of London is the only fully accredited Montessori school in the London area that offers a continuum of traditional programs. For more information the school, visit

About London Community Foundation  

London Community Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to improving communities across London and Middlesex County through collaboration, strategic leadership, and innovative solutions to charitable giving. An endowment based foundation, London Community Foundation ensures the long-term vitality of the community by investing funds in perpetuity. Belonging to a network of over 191 Community Foundations across Canada, and over 1800 community foundations around the world, our movement works to make an impact locally, nationally and globally.

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