Giving Day – our community at its best
A memorable Giving Day has reaped a remarkable return totalling more than $400,000 to ensure that more boys benefit from a life-changing education and experience through Christ’s College scholarships.
The College community-wide day of giving on Wednesday 3 November far exceeded all expectations, powering past the initial $250,000 target within just a few hours of the Annual Appeal launch and rapidly climbing throughout the day.
This year’s Annual Appeal took the form of a Giving Day to raise scholarship funds for those boys who might not otherwise be able to attend College.
The outstanding response best references one of the strategic themes of College – ngākau ohaoha (philanthropy) – by giving to others of “time, talent, or treasure”.
For Executive Principal Garth Wynne, those generous gifts from community connections – past and present – also highlight the College virtues of kaitiakitanga (stewardship) and ngākau aroha (compassion).
“Seeing so many people who are willing to provide life-altering support to help boys achieve their potential in the College environment is awe-inspiring,” Garth says. “Thank you to those hundreds of people – from all generations of College life – for their generosity and compassion. Put simply, you have made a huge difference.”
College’s Senior Development Manager, Shelley Keach, describes Giving Day “as a huge team effort”.
“I am delighted with the wonderful community response which has provided opportunities for boys to come to Christ’s College. A big thank you to everyone who has supported us.”