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NJC '23 Grad Class Gift


Open a World of Possibilities for Future Leaders 

Neuchâtel’s extraordinary experience transforms future leaders into engaged, globally-minded citizens who are inspired to reach across borders and cultures to create positive change for the future. The Class of 2023 wants to make their home away from home a place for future students to be more comfortable, be accessible to more deserving students and all students to have more access to travel.

Invest in Endless Possibilities 

NJC delivers a transformational experience that changes the way that our students think about the world and helps them grow in confidence, ability, and integrity. This transformation is supported by the passion and generosity of our community. While tuition covers the school’s operating costs, it is our legion of loyal donors — alumni, parents, staff, and friends — who advance the school through their contributions. 

Join other Neuchâtel families in leaving a lasting impact. Through your donation, you can commemorate your child’s experience, their graduation, and make their priorities for future NJC students a reality. 

More than Just a School

The Grad Class of 2023 is leaving NJC, their second home, to a new group of students. The Class of 2023 has big goals! With your help, we aim to raise $150,000 from 100% of our Grad Class families and friends to support the following initiatives: 

  • Help Bridge the financial gap for NJC students - Gifts supporting Tuition Bursaries will allow more promising students to benefit from the one-of-a-kind Neuchâtel education. On average, one in six students’ NJC experience is supported by financial assistance each year. Target Goal - 40% of funds raised would allow for three to five students to come to NJC with meaningful financial support. 

“I would not have been able to have the pleasure of this remarkable experience without the financial bursary that was so graciously provided to me by NJC's various contributors. While I was at NJC, I had a safe environment to grow, and learn more about myself. I truly believe this opportunity has pivoted my course in life for the better.”
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Graeme ‘22

  • Funding for Campus Comforts and Improvements - NJC is more than just a school.  The space itself becomes a second home for students.  While here they need a space to call their own, to relax, connect, be creative, learn from each other, and grow together.  Target Goal - 40% of funds raised will be used to upgrade the Study Centre to create a more comfortable space for students allowing a dedicated area for studying, growing, and of course, connecting with their classmates
  • Ensuring no student is left behind - Gifts supporting Optional Travel will ensure all students are able to afford travel while they are at NJC.  One of the ways NJC students Step Outside during their time in Switzerland. Travel builds citizenship, global perspective, independence, and instills responsibility. Target Goal - 20% of funds raised would support five students on the Zermatt trip.

“I am incredibly appreciative of your donation to aid and enhance my education. Thanks to your donation I was able to exercise one of my passions in Geneva, at the Model UN Conference. My experience at NJC has been greatly enhanced by your gracious contribution and I will treasure my NJC experience for the rest of my life” - Lili ‘20

Class Gift FAQ 

Why does Neuchâtel need to raise money?  

As a non-profit school, our tuition is set each year to cover operating costs, which means projects that further the school, such as bursaries, must come through philanthropy. Like all independent schools, we rely on our community to support the ideas and advancements that are going to enrich the NJC experience. By giving to the College, parents partner with us in the quality and excellence of our unique experiential approach to education. 

What is the NJC Fund? 

The Neuchâtel Junior College Fund is a registered Canadian charity (Registration No. 883241630 RR 0001) dedicated to responsible fundraising and asset stewardship in support of Neuchâtel Junior College. Directors of the Neuchâtel Junior College Fund are responsible for ensuring that the NJC Fund operates in conformity with its legal purpose outlined in the By-Laws and Articles of Incorporation. The Neuchâtel Junior College Fund is committed to the highest standards of financial management and fundraising ethics, and pledge that our donors’ investment in NJC will be treated with the utmost respect.

Where does my Class Gift donation go? 

Funds raised from the Class of ’23 gift will be used for student bursaries, optional travel bursaries, and various campus comforts and improvements which will positively impact the daily student experience. 

How can I make my donation? 

Donate online or call our Canadian office at 1.800.263.2923 ext. 224.  

Who should I speak to discuss my Class Gift?  

We encourage you to reach out to Andrew Keleher, Head of School, or Robyne Balanuik, Director of Advancement, to answer any of your questions.  

Andrew Keleher
Head of School
akeleher@njc.ch 
office: +41.32.722.1860 
mobile: +41.78.410.0042 
Robyne Balanuik
Director of Advancement
rbalanuik@neuchatel.org
office: 416.386.8169 ext. 224
mobile: 905.467.9906

Can I support an area other than bursaries or school upgrades? 

Yes, your donation can be directed to other programs including the Head of School’s Fund, which allows the school to direct resources to areas of greatest need such as curriculum enhancement, extracurriculars, and investments for long-term stability.  Speak to Andrew about other giving opportunities.

How will I be recognized for my donation? 

We want to celebrate your generosity! NJC values gifts of all amounts and will recognize donors in the following way. Donors may also choose to remain anonymous.
Neuchâtel Junior College offers the unique opportunity to study Canadian curriculum abroad. While living in Switzerland in a French community, students enjoy an international education through travel and experiential learning in Europe. Gap year and Grade 12  high school students gain international experience and develop independence and life skills that prepare them for university and the global workplace.

A Canadian high school in Switzerland | Grade 12 & Gap