Putting it All Together

At Harvest Foundation, we know that you want your children to grow up to be discerning young adults, equipped for a life of service. A life in which they show love to their neighbour and honour God. This is why you’ve chosen Reformed Christian education — a commitment that comes with a significant cost. School tuition is expensive and only going up from here. This is leaving you feeling strained — financially, emotionally and maybe even spiritually. Educating our children in the way of the LORD ought to be a joy!

We understand completely. We are parents, teachers, board members, principals, and supporting members of your community. We went through these same schools ourselves and have chosen Reformed Christian education for our children too. We understand the commitment, service, and support required. We have felt many times that there must be a better way to raise funds. That is why we established the Harvest Foundation.

Harvest has created some innovative financial tools that allow us to pool our resources together.

Over time we’ve grown a sizeable fund that now generates an annual income for our partner schools. We currently disperse $190,000 a year to 16 schools in Ontario — allowing them to keep tuition costs down for young families. This amounts to approximately $160 per family per year. With your help we can continue to grow these resources so that in ten years we can support our member schools with the equivalent of one month of tuition per family (approx $1000), and thereby keep solid Reformed Christian education accessible to all.

Harvest Endowment Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the federal government, and registered by Canada Revenue Agency as a public foundation under charities business number 82538 2526 RR0001.

Managed by a volunteer board and officers, the foundation ensures administrative expenses are kept to a minimum. The Harvest Endowment Foundation depends on the support of generous donors.

Foundational Values

We seek to be guided by God’s Word, as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity, to operate funds for the benefit of Canadian Reformed School Societies.

Vision

Assist current and future generations in developing and sustaining Reformed Christian education in Ontario

Mission

Strengthen fundraising for eligible schools by using long term investment tools not available to the schools

Board of Directors

Bernie Kottelenberg<br>Executive Director

Bernie Kottelenberg
Executive Director

Businessman (Smithsville, ON)

Will Ravensbergen
Foundation Board Chairman

Businessman (Smithsville, ON)
Businessman (Guelph, ON)

Harry Linde
Board Vice Chairman

Businessman (Guelph, ON)
Businessman (Burlington, ON)

Mark deBoer
Board Vice Chairman

Businessman (Burlington, ON)
Financial Advisor (Fergus, ON)

Theresa Mans
Treasurer

Financial Advisor (Fergus, ON)
Former Principal of Gudio de Bres High School (Hamilton, Ontario)

Hans Vandooren
Secretary

Former Principal of Gudio de Bres High School (Hamilton, Ontario)
Chartered Accountant (Guelph, ON)

Joel Jagt
Board Member

Chartered Accountant (Guelph, ON)