In 2016 we started an ambitious capital raising campaign to help fund the development of new facilities and educational initiatives at College.
We had a bold vision and a bold plan, which reflects our overarching aim to be a leader in boys’ education and prepare our boys to thrive in life beyond school. It was for the boys and for our future.
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Philanthropy at College
Everything College is today, and aspires to be in the future, is only possible because of our wide community of support and the generosity of Old Boys and other benefactors, past and present. Philanthropy is a College tradition, one we share with all of the world's great educational institutions.
Driven by a community who believe in the value of what the school does, and fortified by our foundation of Christian values, we continue to further advance our long and rich history of educating boys to be men of character and confidence; grateful for what is received, and generous in giving back.
The History of Giving
Throughout its history, College has benefited from the generosity of hundreds of benefactors. In 1851, Mrs Maria Somes gave College its first gift, endowing land and the Somes scholarships in memory of her late husband Joseph.
Since then, some of our most loved and most used buildings – including the Chapel – could not have been built without the support of the College community.
Our Development team and archivist Jane Teal has put together a short series of videos detailing College’s history of giving. Part 1, 1850–1900, Part 2, 1900–1950 and Part 3, 1950–1970 are available now. Check it out below.