The proceeds from the Laughing Cavalier have benefited both the Canterbury Foundation and Canterbury School over the years. This year’s event benefits the following programs of the school:
Support for Student Financial Aid
Every year approximately 25 percent of Canterbury students qualify for and receive assistance toward tuition. The school’s commitment to enroll a diverse student body can be realized by making financial aid funds available on a continuing basis. This year, for example, as is typical of independent schools, Canterbury has awarded approximately 12 percent of its operating budget in financial assistance to students and families who would otherwise not be able to afford a Canterbury education.
Support for Faculty
Through the support of the Canterbury Foundation and other special funding, stipends have been established for seven department chairs in major academic disciplines. The mathematics department chair is a fully endowed faculty position. In addition, faculty professional development is supported through endowments for technology and summer continuing education, as well as through the school’s operating fund. Canterbury is committed through such efforts to recognizing and rewarding excellence in teaching and to attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty for Fort Wayne area students.
Support for Capital Programs
Canterbury tuition is directed in its entirety to the day-to-day operation of the school. The capital programs endowment ensures that our facilities receive ongoing maintenance and upkeep, and thereby relieves pressure on tuition. Additional capital expenditures are made possible each year through the operating budget.