A Special Message to the TCS Family regarding the Clinton T. Sayers Award for Community Service

April 26, 2017

Dear TCS Family,

Our hope in writing to you is that you will consider contributing to the Clinton T. Sayers Award for Community Service at TCS. We make this request because this is not just "any award" at TCS, nor is it just "any fund". It is something very special and powerful, and we would like to explain why.

When we launched this renewal campaign for the Sayers Award in July of 2015, we set out to raise $25,000 by June 30, 2017. Our original campaign, launched 21 years ago in 1996 by the Class of 1980, raised approximately $6500.

Thanks to the generosity of so many members of the TCS community (95 donors and counting as of today), we reached our goal one full year ahead of schedule, and our fund now sits at $31,750. Our campaign is now in its "final stretch" toward the finish line of June 30, by which point we hope to reach our revised target of $35,000.

Clinton Sayers was a hugely admired member of the Class of 1980: a good student, superb athlete and great friend and role model to all. He went on from TCS to live a life of purpose and service in Africa as a young community aid worker before he was killed in 1993 in a train accident in Kenya at the age of 31.

As you know, inspiring young people "to live a life of purpose and service" has become the defining mission and raison d'etre of the Trinity College School of 2017, and the Sayers Award personifies, exemplifies and celebrates that noble mission. Thus, the Sayers Award now completely transcends our 1980 class, and represents the highest ideals and values of the entire school. It is also regarded as the highest expression of excellence and dedication to community service by a current TCS student.

Representatives from the Clinton Sayers Fundraising Committee recently met with the Headmaster and other senior TCS officials in Port Hope to discuss all aspects regarding the future operation of the Sayers Award / Fund. It was decided that the TCS Foundation would invest the fund's principal in the hopes of generating approximately $1100 in annual income. Each year, this money will be allocated between the Sayers Award winner each year who will direct the funds to his/her chosen charity, and the School's Service Learning department  which will use the funds to incubate and support new student-led community service initiatives.

We hope you will consider going to www.tcs.on.ca/donate and ticking the box for "Clinton T. Sayers ’80 Award for Community Service".

Thank you so much for your time in reading this letter, and for your support of this important TCS ideal. Your generosity will help to inspire hundreds of future TCS students to live impact-creating lives of purpose and service.

Yours sincerely,

The Clinton Sayers Fundraising Committee (John Belyea, Zach Chauvin, George Davie, Greg Davies, Fraser Gamble, Taylor Hollander, Peter Kedwell, Marc Lafontaine,                               Doug MacFarlane, Neil Stephenson, Ian Warren)

 

Donors to date

  1. Anonymous (2)
  2. Brent Barootes '80
  3. Chris Beardall '80
  4. John Belyea '80
  5. Reshma Bhargava '01 
  6. Andrew Blunden '80
  7. Bill Boughner '56, in memory of Peter Boughner '58 
  8. Edward Boyd '82 
  9. Ian Brogden '80
  10. Colin Brown '75
  11. Mary Lou Brownlee
  12. Tamara Bryant '07 
  13. Michael Bryson '81
  14. Rick Byers '78 
  15. Zack Chauvin '13
  16. Douglas Church '81
  17. John Church '80
  18. Class of 1982
  19. Sam Cureatz
  20. James Daignault '80
  21. Geoff Dale
  22. George Davie '80
  23. Andrew Davies '84 
  24. Eric Davies '82 
  25. Greg Davies '80
  26. Thomas Delaney '80
  27. Pin Duangdee '03
  28. Michael Ebsary '80
  29. David Fisher '80
  30. Steven Frank '80 
  31. Daniela Gagnon '08
  32. Fraser Gamble '80
  33. Ian Gamble '81 
  34. John & Dorothy Geale
  35. Roderick Gladwish '80 
  36. Peter Goering '77, in memory of Jack Goering '43 
  37. Sheila Goering, in memory of Jack Goering '43
  38. Richard Havlicek '80
  39. Taylor Hollander
  40. Christopher Honey '80
  41. Adam Howard '76
  42. Michael Hubicki '80
  43. Gareth & Gillian Jones
  44. Peter Kedwell
  45. Jon Kennedy '82
  46. Tim Kennish '58 
  47. Charlie Ker '80
  48. Donna Kim '10 
  49. Marc Lafontaine '80
  50. Janice Lindsay
  51. Tom Little '79 
  52. Tricia Lorriman '00
  53. David Lynn '81 
  54. David Macfarlane '71 
  55. Doug Macfarlane '80
  56. Philip & Tricia Mandryk
  57. Doug Mann
  58. David McCart '67
  59. Brayden McCarthy '03 
  60. Don McCord
  61. Alastair McDonald
  62. Richard McLaren '64 
  63. Michael Meighen '56
  64. William Morton '81 
  65. Fred Muldowney-Brooks '80 
  66. Peter Mulholland '81
  67. Terry Needham '79, in memory of Ben Needham '80 
  68. Allison Noseworthy '99 
  69. Andrew Ochalski '80 
  70. Christopher Payne '80 
  71. Christopher Phillips '79, in memory of Charles Phillips '80 
  72. Leslie Pindling '80 
  73. Tony Prower '46
  74. Tony Roberts '81
  75. Debbie Sayers
  76. Peter Sayers '75
  77. Roger & Barbara Sayers
  78. Doug Scott '81 
  79. John Scrivener '79 
  80. Madeleine Shaw-Rimmington '11 
  81. Stephen Sills '80 
  82. David Smith '81 
  83. Brian Snowdon '80
  84. Michael Solway '80 
  85. Ted Southey '80
  86. David Spaidal '80  & The Silvia Spaidal Fund
  87. Ted Staunton
  88. Marie Stephenson
  89. Mark Stephenson
  90. Neil Stephenson '80
  91. Paul Stephenson
  92. Hugh Stevenson
  93. Mark Stewart '80 
  94. Stewart Stockdale '80
  95. Koidu Suleva-Vasila, in memory of Andrus Vasila '80
  96. Harry Taylor '79 
  97. David Thomas '82
  98. Sarah Titterton '98
  99. Henrik Vasila '87, in memory of Andrus Vasila '80
  100. Ian Warren '80
  101. Evan White '80
  102. Jeff Wood '79
  103. Rodger & Louise Wright
  104. Neil Yip-Choy '80