Paul Vessey: Paving the Path for the Future
Past Chair of the Board of Governors Paul Vessey knows that a quality education sets the path for the future.
After moving to Etobicoke in 2004, it was the recommendation of many friends and neighbours that Paul and his wife Kathleen send their two-year-old daughter Brigid to Kingsway College School. “The young student that gave us our first tour sold us on the spot,” recounts Paul. “We both felt that if KCS could give that young lady the self-confidence and enthusiasm she so confidently demonstrated then KCS had to be the best choice for our daughter.” Brigid graduated from KCS in 2016, but Paul and Kathleen continue to be avid supporters of the school that set their daughter on the path to success.
“Independent education is a needed component of our society’s educational landscape,” says Paul. It was this belief that led Paul and Kathleen to make a generous major gift in support of the Capital Campaign in 2009 and again towards the Humbertown Park Renovation Project. “KCS has made a significant positive impact on our daughter,” says Paul. “Kathleen and I are so appreciative of the contributions made by those that preceded our daughter’s time at KCS that we felt it was our turn to make an impact and allow KCS to continue its mission of becoming greater every year.” Not only does Paul believe in making KCS greater today, but the Vessey family also believes in supporting the generations of students to come. A legacy gift in their estate plans will ensure that future generations of KCS students will receive the same unique opportunities that KCS had to offer Brigid.
“The demands on our educators grow in complexity every year,” says Paul. “Their needs grow in number and in cost, so it is our hope that our financial contributions will allow KCS to remain on the leading edge of education and continue to develop students that will make significant contributions to our society.”
More than just the Past Chair of the Board, Paul Vessey and his family are the true embodiment of a passionate and engaged KCS community.