About the Foundation

The St Peter’s College Foundation supports and drives activities that encourage community engagement and philanthropic support to help create an exceptional community of learning.

We will continue to support the School’s goals to:

  • Foster and grow a culture of giving to support access, diversity and future priorities.
  • Ensure our relationships in the wider community are build on openness, trust and mutual benefit.
  • Strengthen relations with our stakeholders.
  • Enhance our Indigenous and international relations.

Since 1987 the St Peter’s College Foundation has raised more than $17.5 million for the School.

Making an impact

As a result of your support in 2018, the following projects were undertaken:

Building Fund: $298,974
Contribute to design and project planning to repurpose former Sanitarium factory site; a dedicated and permanent new Music Centre in the Hill Wing; and remodelling of the Boarding House to accommodate 100 beds.

Scholarship Fund: $561,831
Establish two General Excellence Scholarships and grew the corpus to enable a second Foundation Scholarship.

Museum Fund: $7,575
Purchase of preservation materials to house archive memorabilia according to international standards.

Library Fund: $9,842
Funds were used for resources within the Junior School and Senior School Libraries.

Foundation Board Members

  • Nick Grieve (YNG ’91)
    President

    Nick joined the Board in 2013 and was appointed President in 2017. He is a current parent and old scholar.

    Nick is a finance and IT professional with over 20 years’ experience across the public and private sectors. Nick has a BA in commerce from Adelaide University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

    He has held senior financial management roles for a number of public and private companies and currently works at Perks Integrated Business Services.

  • Glenn Rappensberg
    Vice President

    Glenn joined the Board in 2006 and was appointed Vice President in 2010. He is a past parent and a member of the Constitutional sub-committee.

    Glenn completed his nursing qualification at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and worked for twelve years as a registered nurse while gaining management degree from UniSA. He is a Fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, Telstra Foundation Community Leadership Program, Leader’s Institute of South Australia – Governor’s Leadership Foundation and the Beckwith Institute for Innovation in Nursing.

    Glenn is currently CEO at Alexandrina Council. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the Board of Victor Harbor Private Hospital.

  • Francis Donlan Jnr
    Vice President

    Don joined the Board in November 2008 and was appointed Vice President in 2017. He is a current parent.

    Don has a BA in political science from Villanova University, USA. He is a lieutenant in the US Naval Reserve, having served in Vietnam. After almost 40 years in the finance industry, he retired in 2006.

    He is a founder and past president of Villanova University Financial Club of Wall Street and an active member of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation Board and Executive Committee and Chair of the Investment Committee. He is also member of the Fundraising Task Force for the St Peter's Cathedral organ.

  • David Robinson (DAC ’84)
    Treasurer

    David joined the Board in 2009 and was appointed Treasurer in 2017. He is a current parent and old scholar.

    David is Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. He is a current member of the Board of Trustees at Wolf Blass Foundation, the All Souls St Peter's Endowment Trust and the Rischbieth Scholarship Funds. He is a member of FINSIA and a member of the Rotary Club Adelaide.

  • Tony Keynes (SCH ’69)

    Tony joined the Board in 1985. He is an old scholar and former member of the Council of Governors. He is President of the SPCA Executive Committee, and President and Head of Coaching of the SPCA Athletics Club.

    Tony completed a four-year machinist apprenticeship and an Associate Diploma in business administration. He is a retired business owner, now managing investment properties.

    Tony is also an Australian track and field coach, life member and former president of Athletics South Australia and current member of its track and field advisory committee as well as member of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating.

  • Dr Susanna Proudman

    Susanna joined the Board in 2017. She is a current parent.

    Susanna, MBBS (Hons) FRACP, is Senior Consultant in Rheumatology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Associate Professor at Adelaide University. She is Medical Director of the Arthritis Australia Board and a member of Arthritis Australia’s Grants Assessment Committee. Susanna is Chair of the Australian Scleroderma Interest Group.

  • Dr Richard Sawers AM (ATH ’66)
    Council of Governors Nominee

    Richard joined the Board in 2017. He is a current parent, old scholar and is the Foundation nominee on the Council of Governors.

    Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He is a clinical lecturer in restorative dentistry and mentors Indigenous health science students.

    Richard is the current chair of the Fundraising Taskforce for restoration of St Peter’s Cathedral organ and a member of the St Peter’s Cathedral Music Foundation.

    He is the current International President-elect of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, Australasian treasurer of the International College of Dentists and a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Academy of Dentistry International, American Academy of Dentistry and the Securities Institute of Australia.

  • Jon B Silcock (SPCA nominee) (YNG ’81)
    St Peter's Collegians' Association Nominee

    Jon joined the Board in 2016. He is a current parent, old scholar and a member of the SPCA Executive Committee. Jon is Captain of the Saints old scholars intercollegiate golf and tennis teams.

    Jon is a certified financial planner, a member of the Financial Planning Association of Australia and also holds a Diploma of Financial Planning from Deacon University.

    He sits on a number of advisory boards for Aon. Jon is the principal of Connect Financial Advice managing a team dedicated to providing holistic financial advice to businesses, professionals and families.

  • David Stock (FRR ’93)

    David joined the Board in 2017. He is an old scholar.

    David has been in the finance industry for 12 years and currently works as Investment Advisor at Macquarie Wealth Management. His role involves portfolio management for a variety of clients including high net worth, not-for-profit organisations, and retail clients.

    He sits on the Board of the Captain Courageous Foundation and is a member of the Impact 100 SA grants committee.