Building our Momentum

The Campaign for Canterbury is a comprehensive fundraising effort driven by the generosity of those who are excited by and believe in the fundamental mission of our School: to inspire students to become moral leaders in a complex, secular world. The incredible philanthropy of individuals who share in our vision and commitment to our students is building the momentum of this exciting moment in Canterbury's history. 




Lauren and Bob ’71 Steers

On Friday, October 4, Canterbury School officially broke ground on an important new construction project that has been years in the making. The Steers Center—named for long-time supporters and Trustees, Lauren and Bob Steers '71, P '11—will offer an inviting and inclusive space for the entire School community to learn, think, explore, and simply be together.  

 As two of the School’s most loyal supporters, Bob and Lauren have shown their trust in, and commitment to, Rachel Stone’s leadership and, in turn, have galvanized the School’s progress. Rachel expressed the School’s gratitude for their unwavering dedication. “Simply put, Bob & Lauren Steers’ passion for the values, program and future of the school—in combination with their enduring and unparalleled commitment of time, talent and treasure—has defined this chapter of Canterbury’s story. ”




Michele and Donald D'Amour

Philanthropists and former Big Y Foods, Inc. executives, Michele and Donald D’Amour P '93, '98, GP '20, '22, '23, have gifted $1 million to Canterbury School for the construction of a new student center and academic building expected to open in January 2021. The historic gift will name the M. and D. D’Amour Center for Faith, Service, and Justice, which will be located on the upper floor of the building and will centralize the School’s community service, social justice advocacy, campus ministry, and servant leadership programming.  



Hearst Foundations

In December 2019, Canterbury was awarded a generous grant of $100,000 from the Hearst Foundations to help fund its new 1,100-square-foot Innovation Lab. The Innovation Lab, which is included in the construction of the new Steers Center, is slated to open in Fall 2020 and will provide a dedicated, modern, and ample space for Canterbury’s growing innovation curriculum.