Ways to Give
There are a number of ways in which you can demonstrate your generosity and support for the College:
Time is one of the most valuable gifts that members of the St Andrew’s College community can give to their school. The College is an exceptionally busy environment during term time, and hands-on support with a wide variety of activities, including preparing and serving food in the cafeteria, coaching and managing sports teams and cultural groups, or helping backstage at a drama production, is always welcome. Volunteering is a fabulous way of widening your circle of friends, while providing a valuable service to the College.
Each year, in the spirit of our forefathers and those who have willingly supported us throughout our history, we invite parents, Old Collegians and other friends of the school to consider how they can help to sustain the exceptional learning and teaching offered by St Andrew’s College.
Annual Giving runs for the calendar year. Donors have the chance to gift to a targeted area of interest – from the special project that needs the extra support, to the endowed Scholarship Fund that helps to keep our student body so diverse and talented.
We invite you to consider a level of support that is achievable and with which you are comfortable. The gifts add up to make a tangible contribution to the College each year.
The St Andrew’s College Foundation was established in 1991 to ensure a secure source of endowed funds that would support education at St Andrew’s College for all time. The Foundation prudently manages funds to be used by the College for a range of purposes including employing teachers, providing scholarships, developing teaching methods and developing land and buildings.
Gifts made to the Foundation are combined and invested for the long term. Five trustees, appointed by the College’s Board of Governors, have unrestricted powers to invest and operate in accordance with relevant legislation and prudent investment strategy. They may purchase assets for use by the College and / or lend money to the College at commercial or favourable interest rates.
The overall investment goals are:
- To provide a relatively predictable and constant return to the College.
- To preserve and enhance the real (inflation adjusted) purchasing power of the funds under management.
- To increase the fund by retaining income, conservatively growing assets and receiving gifts.
Creating a Legacy
Many past students contact us to tell us how strong and positive an influence St Andrew’s College has had on the course of their adult lives. Often this realisation occurs later in life. A bequest is a wonderful means of expressing your gratitude to the College, and ensuring your life and the school that gave you such a worthwhile start are forever connected.
When students come to St Andrew’s College we invite them, their parents and their supporters to become part of our ‘family’. It is our hope that those familial ties will endure for a lifetime. And when one generation of a family passes, we celebrate a legacy that will enable remaining and future generations to thrive.