The College has been a community of learning and transformation for over a century. Our ongoing mission is to offer safe and sacred spaces for education that not only informs, but transforms, and that is inclusive and accessible to persons from many different vocations and faith traditions. Our students study and serve in: education, chaplaincy, churches and other faith communities, the arts, spiritual direction programs, social service agencies, counselling and healthcare, to name a few. That mission hasn’t changed, but how the College is funded has.
The growing needs of our world make it more important than ever that the programs we offer are of the highest quality, that they be sustainable, and that our teaching technology allows them to be delivered effectively.
Since 1919, members of the Tuttle Family have been generous patrons of the work of the College. The Tuttle Fund continues their legacy by gathering other supporters. Together, we can enhance our Endowment Fund to ensure that students continue to receive an education which invites them to explore, create and transform…for the next 100 years!
The brochure can be downloaded here: Tuttle Fund Brochure
The Tuttle Family and St. Stephen's College
The Very Revd Aubrey S. Tuttle, BA, MA, LLD, DD
A native of Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Aubrey Tuttle moved to Alberta in 1905, the year the Province was founded. After serving churches in Calgary, Medicine Hat and Edmonton, he was appointed Principal of "Alberta College South"-later St.Stephen's College-where he provided leadership to the school from 1919 to 1943. During his time as Principal, Tuttle was elected as Moderator of the United Church of Canada (1940-1942). He was also awarded the honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1936.
The Very Revd George M. Tuttle, BA, BD, ThD, LLD, DD
Growing up in Edmonton during his father Aubrey's tenure as Principal, George himself graduated from St. Stephen's and was ordained to the ministry of the United Church. He worked in Toronto as "Secretary of Boy's Work", then on the faculty of Union College in Vancouver (now Vancouver School of Theology) before being appointed as Principal of St. Stephen's in 1966, a post he held until 1979. In a progression unique in the history of the College and of the United Church, George was also elected as Moderator (1977-1978) while in office as Principal.