Georgian Parent (Jeffrey '92, Gregory '94, Joseph '00, James '07, Matthew '12); Chairman of the Board of Directors (2008-2013); Member of the Board of Directors (1999-2013); Past Trustee (2003-2013); Honourary Georgian (2013); Member of the Headmaster’s Advisory Council (2006-2009); Major Donor for more than 26 years.
Mr. Rob Cruickshank has been a highly active part of the story of St. George’s School since his first son, Jeffrey, joined us in 1988. His visionary, strong, and dedicated volunteer leadership has helped to drive many changes at this School, the benefits of which continue to be felt by students, staff and faculty, parents, and Georgians alike. Rob has volunteered at the School under six Headmasters (Brown, Parry, Atkinson, Lawrence, Toy & Matthews), was a memeber of the Search Committee that recommended Dr. Matthews to be our current Headmaster. He helped imagine and formalize our Strategic Plan 2011-2021, which set the stage for our Campus Master Planning process as well as the ensuing $40 million ONE Campaign.
During his time as a Trustee or Member of the Board of Directors, Rob served on a wide variety of committees, including Pensions & Benefits, Bursary & Scholarships, Strategic Planning, Advancement, Finance and, most significantly, served five years as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Cruickshank was made an Honourary Georgian by the Old Boys’ Association in 2013 and has gone on to serve as Chair of the Board of Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS).
Rob has always had a keen understanding of the need for philanthropic support and volunteer leadership for a world-class school such as ours, and has modelled this through the giving of his own extraordinary talent, time, and personal philanthropy. In more than 26 years of giving back, Rob and his family have supported a very wide variety of funds and campaigns, including Endowment, Scholarship, Capital, Annual and Memorial.