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Friends of AvH

The Friends of AvH are a registered charity with a mission to raise funds to support AvH’s development efforts.  Throughout the year, we organize a variety of fundraising events and activities to raise funds within and outside the school community.

And we have fun doing it: In September 2019, the Friends of AvH hosted the 4th annual Oktoberfest Montreal at the Alexandra Pier in Old Montreal, which saw 550 guests raise more than $37,000 in profit. We also turn the Innenhof at the Christmas Bazaar into an enchanting Christmas Market with wooden huts and fire pits, where we offer Glühwein, grilled sausages, beer and pretzels. Over the past 2 years, we have raised over $270,000 at our events.

The Friends also collect a tax-deductible initiation fee from every new student, which goes towards AvH’s Baufond – the investment fund required for capital projects.

Did you know that AvH, which counted a mere 22 students in 1980, is home to over 290 today? Over 340 students have graduated since then! When AvH moved to its Baie-D’Urfé location in 1984, the school building was very different from the one you see today. Forty years later, the school has grown not only in the number of students but also in size after several expansions.

It is with the help of our fundraising efforts that AvH students get to enjoy:

Every year, we provide financial support to the AvH sports and debating teams that make it to the provincial and national levels of their competitions.

Every project undertaken depends in large part on the commitment and support of AvH families and friends. By contributing to our Fundraising Campaigns, every member of the AvH community and the greater community is given the opportunity to improve the school. No matter how small or large, every gift has a direct bearing on what matters most: the education of our children.

Your gift can help in many ways. Apart from traditional fundraising events such as the Oktoberfest, donations are always welcome to fund student activities in sports, music and arts, or to help pay for student scholarships and awards.

Enjoy the personal satisfaction of helping students by making your donation today. Simply complete our donation form and drop it off at the office together with your gift.


Please contact for any questions.  Thank you for your consideration and support!

The Friends of Alexander von Humboldt School is a charitable trust registered in Canada and the province of Quebec.

Ina hillebrand


Dr. Alfred Jaeger


George Metrakos


Rachel Morgan


Sergio Pereda Duarte


Rebecca Moeller


Sophie Casalini


Anne Schwab


Cecilia Szabo


Fabiano Ciglio


Manuela Martin