Giving Report 2023

Giving by the Numbers

As an independent school, the holistic school experience LFA delivers is only possible because of gifts we receive – both to enrich the day-to-day experience and to deliver capital improvements. There is no other funding from parishes, the Archdiocese, or the Sisters of St. Ann. This year, we saw philanthropic support of more than $900,000 across annual giving, capital gifts, and endowment support. The generosity and leadership of our community is foundational to a truly extraordinary Catholic, girls' education: arguably one of the best in the country.

Annual Giving
Gifts to the school are immediately invested in the programs, resources, and opportunities that make an LFA education so exceptional. This year, gifts of nearly $400,000 have made each girl’s experience truly enriching and memorable.

Visionary Giving
As you might be aware, LFA is currently on the precipice of a truly visionary project that will see us modernize our campus. As we strive to provide the most complete Catholic education to our students, our campus will evolve to reflect the boundless potential of every student that walks our halls. In response, capital giving this year was incredibly strong as we saw over $500,000 in gifts. Over $460,000 of those funds are directed towards laying the groundwork for our visionary campus transformation. The other approximately $40,000 are committed to the LFA Foundation’s Endowment Fund; an investment in the long-term financial health of the school.

Walkathon and Viva Las Vegas
Our annual Walkathon serves as a great opportunity for students to understand the community ownership that fuels LFA. This year, our students did an incredible job and raised over $56,000! We also saw the return of our main Parents Auxiliary fundraising event, Viva Las Vegas! The night was as glitzy and glamorous as ever and all funds raised went directly towards campus technology upgrades for our students.

Fundraising Overview

Each year our school’s Annual Fund helps provide the daily enrichment that makes every girls’ experience exceptional. This year alone, the Annual Fund supported class retreats, enabled academic and personal counselling resources, provided campus-wide technology updates and new athletic equipment. This year's LFA/VC production of Clue and musical accompanists for the LFA Choir were also made possible by the Annual Fund. Additionally, every qualified request for financial aid was fully met through our Annual Fund. 

Visionary giving at LFA has helped create transformational and lasting change at the school. Our beloved STEAM Lab was the direct result of our technology campaign that ran from 2016 to 2018. This year, we saw a significant wave of community support towards visionary giving in response to our Campus Master Plan, which promises to modernize our campus to meet the highest ambitions of our students.

This year saw a major uptick in Campus Capital Projects. It’s reassuring to see such strong commitment behind our plans for campus redevelopment alongside steady interest in our school endowment and operating enrichment. Donor designations vary year to year and reflect the vision and support of our amazing community.

There is no one profile of a donor who gives to Little Flower Academy, though all will have a connection to the work of the school and the impact gifts have on young women in our community.


The LFA Endowment Fund saw continued growth and investment this past year. With our overarching goal of accessibility in mind, this year’s LFA Foundation disbursements will contribute towards aid for families in need and various school resources and upgrades.

We would like to acknowledge and celebrate a new Family Endowment this year: The Josefina and Melecio Estoque Memorial Endowment was established by Jay Estoque and Corinna Kwong-Estoque ’91. With their daughter Ella entering LFA in September 2022, and Corinna herself being an LFA alumna from the Class of 1991, the Estoque’s have a deep familial connection to the school.

The Endowment is named after Jay’s parents, Josie and Mel who passed away in 2021. Both Josie and Mel led by example, taking on voluntary leadership roles in their community, particularly the Filipino Catholic Society of the Diocese of Calgary. Josie herself also served as Secretary Treasurer of the Fort McMurray Catholic school board where she was instrumental in building new schools, including Father Mercredi – the first Catholic High School in Fort McMurray. With a strong connection to the Catholic faith, education, and women in leadership, an endowment to enrich Catholic girls’ education in perpetuity is a fitting legacy to the Estoque family.

It is recent tradition at LFA that in lieu of a physical class gift, parents and grandparents of graduating students give a class gift to the school in thanks for the education their daughters have received. It started in 2012 when the endowment fund was first established and a Class of 2012 gift was designated to support financial aid at the school. The 50th Reunion of the Class of 1962 was held at the school, just weeks after the Class of 2012 had announced their gift, and in a beautiful moment of community action, they too pledged a gift. With that, two classes, 50 years apart, launched the Class Endowments to support financial aid.

Families from this year's Class of 2023 have emphatically added to that legacy, as the Class of 2023 Endowment Fund is now the largest Class Fund at LFA. The collective endowment of the many class funds now disburses important financial aid to current students at LFA.

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