In 2009 the College embarked on an ambitious, futures oriented building programme aimed to ensure boarders would continue to enjoy outstanding accommodation, as well as those advantages stemming from being part of the learning and living communities at SCOTS PGC College. Fulfilling the master plan for boarding commenced with the stunning renovation of Deane Butcher House at Locke Street in 2009. The redesign and rebuild of Cunningham House, home to our junior boy boarders followed, with the magnificent refit of WRB House at Locke Street for our Year 12 girls, completed in January 2012.
Our new “state of the art” Senior Boys’ Boarding House, Hawkins House, located adjacent to the John Muir Sports Centre on East Street, has been completed and occupied during Term 1 of 2015.
Past students will also be pleased to know that planning for the final keystone in the boarding master plan, the conversion of the iconic School and DeConlay Houses into the administrative and learning spaces at the centre of the College, will commence upon completion of the East Street Boarding facility.
For more information on the Foundation please contact the College on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for the Foundation Chair to speak with you.
There are many ways you can contribute to the SCOTS PGC College Foundation including:
Annual giving has been the mainstay of College fundraising for many years. Supporters of the College and active philanthropists make significant ongoing contributions through annual giving. Any amount, small or large, is of great value to the Foundation as it aims to support the College. It is satisfying as a donor to see how relatively small, regular commitments to a fund can build up to a substantial donation over time. Many of the Foundation’s Gold Companions and Fellows have built their contribution totals in this way. Current parents are invited to make regular voluntary donations to the Foundation by way of additional payments with school fees. This too is a simple and effective way to become a Companion and make your family’s mark on the future of the College.
Some people choose to make one off donations to the Foundation after a significant personal event or College occasion that stir their emotions.
Making a bequest to the College in your will is a way of linking the achievements in your lifetime to those of future SCOTS PGC students. The College is deeply grateful for bequests; in addition to the financial assistance they provide, being aware of pledges for bequests forms an important part of helping us understand the way a SCOTS PGC education contributes to the lives and careers of our past students. Long-term impacts can be achieved by benefactors through bequests without affecting current financial circumstances of you or your family. At SCOTS PGC, supporters who make their bequest intentions known join an esteemed group – The DeConlay Society, named to recognise, not only the vision of the pioneers of our School, but also their forthright and generous commitment. All contributions to the Foundation are highly valued and tax deductible.
For some families, boarding at SCOTS PGC has a major positive impact on generations.
What better way to recognise this than through a room name donation. A plaque recognising your family’s story will be mounted above the door so that each occupant will be reminded daily that they are part of the proud history that is SCOTS PGC.
$30,000 will secure your family’s name in perpetuity in one of our Boarding houses. Your donation can be made in a range of ways from single donations to five or more year annual pledges to contribute the full $30,000.
Corporate donations are also welcome to ensure your business name remains part of the College. Like all funds within the Foundation, Unit donations are fully tax deductible.
The Foundation has three main funds:
The Building Fund and the Building Accumulation Fund
The Building Fund contains funds to assist in the maintenance and construction of buildings on the College property. Allocations are authorised to the College from the Foundation Directors on request from the College Council.
Individual appeals, such as the 2013 East Street Boys’ Boarding House Appeal are conducted within the Building Fund to ensure all donations to our appeals are tax deductible.
A generous donation from Foundation Fellow, Mr John Muir, gave life to his vision for an “accumulation fund” in 2012. This Fund exists as a part of the Building Fund, distinct by way of a condition that retains a central body of capital that cannot be spent. Donations to the Building Accumulation Fund will be annexed until such time as the fund reaches $2,000,000. At that time interest only from the Building Accumulation Fund will be able to be used. The Building Accumulation Fund is a visionary insurance for the College’s future.
The Library Fund
The Library Fund supports the library operations of the College. Projects requiring money for fixtures, equipment and buildings relating to library services are supported through the library fund, an important part of the College’s educational programme. Like the Building Fund, money is released from the Library Fund to the College on request from the College Council.
The Scholarship Fund
Mr Brian Hawkins, a most generous philanthropist, envisioned and brought to fruition a significant scholarship endowment fund within our Foundation. The fund is approaching a level at which scholarships will be able to be awarded to students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford a SCOTS PGC education. Donors are sought to the scholarship fund to ensure all children have avenues to fulfil an aspiration for a SCOTS PGC education.