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The NJC Fund

Purpose of the Neuchâtel Junior College Fund

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  • About

    The Neuchâtel Junior College Fund is a registered Canadian charity dedicated to responsible fundraising and asset stewardship in support of Neuchâtel Junior College. The NJC Fund, incorporated in 1977, works in the service of long-term preservation and enhancement of the school and its legacy of exceptional immersive education.
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  • Purpose

    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.
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  • Values

    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.
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Members of the Neuchâtel Junior College Fund

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  • Katie Reese '08, Chair

    Katie graduated from NJC in 2008, followed by her brother Thomas in 2014. After graduating from Queen’s University in 2012 with a B.Comm and a B.Sc in Life Sciences, Katie worked at CIBC Capital Markets in investment banking. In 2016, she moved to Birch Hill Equity Partners, a mid-market private equity firm, where she currently works. When Katie’s not working she still regularly travels with her friends from Neuchâtel!
  • Leslie Brophy '81

    Currently based in Toronto, I am a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder with 20+ years in the Wealth Management industry working for RBC in Canada, Europe and Latin America.
    I attended NJC in 1980/1981 when the curriculum was designed around a 3 term school year. There were 21 of us who attended the school that year where, together with another student, I edited the school’s yearbook. After NJC, I attended the University of Western Ontario and earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French. I continue to speak French fluently after returning to Switzerland and living in Geneva for 8 years (2001 - 2009). I am also fluent in Spanish as I was born and raised in Latin America.
    My experience at NJC instilled in me a desire to think globally and to continually expand my horizons through the pursuit of education and experiences focused on the world’s history, cultures and current affairs. I am proud to be a member of The NJC Fund Board of Directors and am excited to work with the Board to exercise sound corporate governance and assure the long term preservation of the assets committed to The NJC Fund.
  • Samantha Kobayashi '12

    I am an NJC grad from the class of 2012. Prior to living in Neuchâtel, I did ballet with the Royal Conservatory for 14 years. I attended the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University where I majored in accounting, which led me to my current position as an auditor at Deloitte. I obtained my CPA designation in June of 2019. 
  • Max Thompson '88

    Based in Toronto, I have worked at RBC in several product and strategy roles over a period of 20 years. I am Past Chair of the NJC Canadian Advisory Committee ('08-'12).  In my spare time my family likes to ski in Collingwood and tries to spend as many summer weekends in Bala. NJC has given me a tremendous amount both as a student and as a Director. I can’t wait for my daughter to attend ('24). 

Our Pledge to the NJC Community

We are committed to the highest standard of fundraising ethics and pledge that our donors’ investment in NJC will be treated with the utmost respect. Donations to NJC are used wisely for the purpose for which they were intended.

Our community is always treated with professional courtesy and the privacy of our constituents is respected to the fullest extent of the law. Neither Neuchâtel Junior College nor The NJC Fund will ever share or sell your personal information to any other organization.

The NJC Fund upholds an internationally recognized Donor Bill of Rights, created by a consortium of respected fundraising bodies including the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Max Thompson ’88, Past-President, NJC Fund

Principally, The NJC Fund is responsible to the loyal alumni and parents who invest in, and help to protect the future of NJC.  There is nothing more important to the permanence of our school, than the confidence of our supporters. As such, donations are handled with the highest level of accuracy and careful consideration.
In order to be as transparent as possible, Audited Financial Statements are all published on our website.
I invite you to review them and share in our stewardship of NJC by contacting us, should you have concerns or comments.
The NJC Fund values professionalism, scrupulousness, accountability and integrity. Our commitment to these values are at the core of our accountability to our Alma Mater as Directors of the NJC Fund.
If you have any questions, or would like to to make a donation, please contact the Advancement Department at 416.368.8169 ext. 223, toll-free 1.800.263.2923 ext. 224 or at
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