The King’s Christian Collegiate Foundation is guided by the sincere belief that every high school student has intrinsic untapped abilities to learn and that parents ought to have opportunity to guide their children towards Christian thought and action. The Foundation was created to support the aims and objectives of King’s Christian Collegiate. Incorporated in 2009 as a wholly separate entity, the Foundation gathers funds to provide bursary support for qualified parents, to enhance the program of study, to fund major capital projects, and fund specific needs that are identified from time to time.
The goals of the Foundation are achieved by the enthusiastic support of present parents, alumni, past King’s parents and many lifelong friends of the school. Your generosity in support of the annual Fall Gala, the early summer Alumni Golf Tournament, individual donations, corporate donations, and inclusion in your Last Will and Testament are valued and appreciated.
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Board of Directors
Jim Vanderkooy has served as Principal in two Christian high schools. From 1987 to 2000 he was employed in a leadership role at Hamilton District Christian High School. In 2000, he joined a small group of pioneers who had a vision for establishing the first Christian high school in Halton region – King’s Christian Collegiate, where he served as Principal until August 2011. Jim holds a Specialist’s certificate in Special Education from Brock University, a Master’s degree from the University of Toronto and the Ontario Principal’s Qualification from the Ministry of Education. Jim’s job description includes financial development and promotional development and the administration of The King’s Foundation.
David R. Dyck, P.Eng. and his wife Ruth live in Oakville. All of their three children are King’s graduates. David has been a Consulting Engineer in private practice in Oakville since 1991. He has served two consecutive three-year terms on the King’s Board of Directors and was Board Chair during his final year. During his time as a Director, he was also a member of the King’s Facilities Committee for the Phase II Expansion and for the Music Conservatory Addition. David has been a member of the Board of Directors at a number of condominiums in Oakville and has held various leadership/Board positions at Chartwell Baptist Church in Oakville where he and his family attend.
Owen Palmateer is a Business and Financial Consultant who retired from the Royal Bank where he held a number of senior management positions. He has served in numerous Christian and community organizations. Owen is one of the founding Board members and former Treasurer of King’s Christian Collegiate and continues to act as Controller. Owen and his wife Ruth, a former teacher and vice-principal at Trinity Christian School in Burlington, have two adult sons. They attend Compass Point Bible Church.
Ian Scarlett, B.Com., M.B.A., J.D., and his wife Mary-Cathryn live in Oakville with their three children, two of which attend King’s – Kyle in Grade 12 and Kyra in Grade 10. Ian has degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto. Ian is a corporate/commercial lawyer and a managing partner of a business law firm, Loopstra Nixon LLP in Toronto. Ian has served as a Scouting leader in Oakville for over twelve years and presently is the Group Commissioner of the 1st Trafalgar Scout Group. Ian’s family attends Mary Mother of God Church in Oakville. Ian and Mary-Cathryn are pleased to be members and serve the King’s community.
Christine De Jong and her husband Louis have been members of the King’s community since it first opened its doors. All of their three children are King’s graduates. Christine was previously a member of the King’s Education Committee for five years and also served a three year term on the Board of John Knox Christian School in Oakville. Christine and her husband live in Toronto and attend The Meeting House in Downtown Toronto.
John Lovelock has been a research Vice President at Gartner for the last 8 years and has over 30 years of expertise in Information Technology. His daughter Jessica was a King’s graduate in 2009 and currently attends the University of Toronto in the engineering program. John and his wife Vesna live in Oakville and worship at St. Ignatius of Loyola.