The Upper Grand Learning Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization. It is an independent entity managed by a Board of Directors consisting of representatives from the Community, the Public and Separate School Boards. As a registered Charity, the Foundation is able to issue official tax receipts for the donations it receives. The Upper Grand Learning Foundation can issue tax receipts but the G.C.V.I. Alumni Association cannot. The Guelph C.V.I. Alumni Association has become a member of the Upper Grand Learning Foundation and contributions to the Alumni Association will be credited to the G.C.V.I. Alumni Fund and a tax receipt will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
1. Reconstruction Of The Old School Bell
This bell needs to be incorporated into the existing G.C.V.I. auditorium to be functional for very special occasions i.e. commencement, reunions etc. The bell is the last remaining symbol of the 1879 school building.
2. Preservation And Upkeep Of The G.C.V.I. School Archives
The G.C.V.I. school archives have been established at the school. They are currently in the P. G. Reid Resource Center, our library. We are in need of preservation and upkeep for the cataloguing and maintenance of the growing collection.
The Alumni would like to provide scholarships for G.C.V.I. that would be presented at the annual Commencement ceremonies. Please specify which scholarship or award you are sponsoring, such as the Penfold Prize and/or the Durrant Cane.
If you are interested in making a donation for the above projects, please fill out the contribution form and mail it to the address noted on the form.
The G.C.V.I. Wall of Fame
The primary purpose of the G.C.V.I. Wall of Fame is torecognize students who have attend G.C.V.I. and how hadmade a significant contribution to society.
It is intended to promote a sense of pride in our school and to encourage and challenge G.C.V.I. students to strive for excellence.
It provides a worthwhile opportunity for a small groups of students to learn more about the rich history of G.C.V.I. and its graduates through research, interviewing and writing about those who are inducted in the G.C.V.I. Wall of Fame.
2. Criteria for Selection
All Inductees into the G.C.V.I. Wall of Fame must meet the following criteria
have attended G.C.V.I.
have made a significant contribution to society
have received recognition for their work, for example: awards, featured in the media, recognized by their peers for their outstanding leadership, et cetera.
The following factors also affect the final selection of candidates:
the candidates must be researchable and related to student interests.
the time spent on the project must be a good learning experience for the student researchers
the committee will attempt to maintain a balance with respect: decade, gender, occupation, background, et cetera.
availability of funding.
3. Selection Procedure
The G.C.V.I. Wall of Fame Committee will call for nominations in October using such vehicles as the Alumni newsletter, local press, school signs, commencement, etc.
A nomination form will be completed and submitted to the Wall of Fame committee. These will be kept on file permanently.
Nominations are reviewed by the Wall of Fame committee according to the selection criteria. Final selection is made by the G.C.V.I. Alumni Association.
G.C.V.I. Alumni Association is proud to sponsor both the Durrant Cane and the Penfold Prize as well as the Wall of Fame.