Making a Difference
Whether it be the Annual Appeal, bequests, specific donations, scholarship support, sponsorship, parent student support or major campaigns, giving and gifts touch every student, every staff member, and every corner of College.
Gifts at all levels can make this possible, and as we look to the year ahead, we enter “a New Era” that will ask us to broaden and expand our horizons to allow a greater sharing of the opportunities that will allow the school to do what it must for the future. The exciting projects that lie ahead seek to wrap innovation and excellence around the wonderful tradition that has made the school such an iconic and well known boys school.
Increasingly, learning institutions around the world are embracing philanthropy to a greater degree. Authentic partnerships contribute to meeting new challenges in a way that proudly delivers state-of-the-art facilities, stimulating innovative curriculum choices, and, most importantly, learning and leadership opportunities. We aim to prepare students fully equipped for the modern world, curious, passionate, and inspired.
As Christ’s College moves into “this new era” we sincerely thank you in advance for your participation in “Making a Difference”.
Making an annual gift allows you to play an important role in the financial health of College and make a powerful statement about how much you value a College education. You can claim a 33.33% tax credit for all donations over $5 made to the Annual Appeal.
Where these gifts are unrestricted and for current use, they become powerful dollars meaning we can act quickly on new opportunities and urgent needs.
The giving year is already underway and we aim, with your help, to build on recent successes and continue to provide College students and staff with unrestricted flexible support that can be used in the most considered ways.
An endowed gift or bequest
You can make a lasting impact on Christ’s College boys by leaving a bequest in your will. Just as past bequests of Old Boys and friends are supporting Christ’s College students today, your bequest is an investment in the future for tomorrow’s students, the quality of their education and an effective way to help sustain Christ’s College beyond your lifetime.
College’s overall endowment — The Foundation — provides a stable, permanent source of funds. Increasing the endowment is critical to our future and the continued excellence we offer at College. Endowed gifts allow College to preserve its inherent strengths while funding its current priorities and meeting its future goals. The endowment is not a cash reserve that College can draw on at will. Instead, virtually all endowed funds are invested, and a portion of the earnings is released each year to support College and the purposes specified by donors. Over time, the principal grows as a result of reinvested earnings.
Donors may choose to establish endowments for student scholarships, teaching positions, academic programmes, and/or other purposes such as library collections, sports team funds, or specific teaching enhancement items.
Individuals can claim a 33.33% tax credit for all donations over $5 made to College. A tax credit reduces the amount of tax you have to pay.
Volunteer Your Time
The active service of Old Boys, parents and friends is one of the most valuable ways to support Christ’s College. Giving your time, expertise and energy to help with fundraising campaigns and projects is the backbone of any successful endeavour.
- Hosting gatherings for Christ’s College information evenings
- Giving your time to serve on projects
- Being a vocal advocate about Christ’s College by promoting enrolments and encouraging support
- Seeking out sponsorship opportunities for College