About the Foundation

The St Peter’s College Foundation supports and drives activities that encourage community engagement and philanthropic support to help create a St Peter’s College for the next century.

We are and will continue to:

  • Engage and communicate the progress, achievements and aspirations of the School with the broader St Peter’s College community.
  • Advance and enhance the School’s fund development programs to support infrastructure needs identified in the Building Master Plan.
  • Grow and foster a culture of giving and philanthropy to create new and strengthen existing scholarships for a diversity of boys.

To date, the St Peter’s College Foundation has raised more than $13.6 million for the School.

Making an impact

As a result of generous donations, the following projects were undertaken in 2016:

Building Fund:
$285,262 contributed to upgrades to classrooms, the tuck shop and Da Costa Dining Hall.

Scholarship Fund:
$249,980 supported new fixed-term scholarships and added to the corpus for an additional Foundation Scholarshipbfor a boy who would otherwise be unable to attend Saints.

Museum Fund:
$17,930 contributed to museum and archive material and repairs to Athelney House.

Library Fund:
$14,365 contributed to new digital library equipment and furniture in both the Junior and Senior schools.

Endowment Fund:
$5,500 supported the provision of bursaries for boys in need.

Foundation Board Members

  • Nick Grieve (YNG ’91)

    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.

  • Gayle Alexander

    Gayle joined the Board in 1997. She is a past parent and Chair of the Constitutional sub-committee.

    Gayle has a BA Sc in medical technology from UniSA. She is the National Director of Mission at Calvary Community Care.

  • Sondra Deering

    Sondra joined the Board in 2013. She is a current parent and member of the Junior School Friends of Saints.

    Sondra and her husband James Hillier have noted success with venues in Adelaide such as Golden Boy, Botanic Bar, Electric Circus, Rocket Bar and Mr Kim’s.

  • Francis Donlan Jnr

    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.

  • 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.

  • Peter McKee (WDK ’58)

    Peter joined the Board in 1998. He is an old scholar, past parent and Saints grandparent. He is a life member of SPOC Football Club and former player of SPOC Cricket.

    Peter is a pharmacist. He is co-founder and former managing director of Chem Plus and still owns four chemists. Former board experience includes state and national Chem-Mart boards and Eudunda Hospital.

    He is a philanthropist of numerous charities and not-for-profit organisations and a patron of visual and performing arts.

  • Katherine Nugent

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

    Katherine has law and arts degrees from the universities of Sydney and Adelaide, a Certificate Practical Legal Training from UniSA and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) from Monash University.

    She is Senior Lawyer at Johnston Withers Lawyers, Brand Ambassador and Sales Agent for Bird in Hand Wines and Team Leader, Ambassador and Regional Representative for Operation Flinders Foundation.

    Katherine is a member of the Law Society of South Australia, Operation Flinders Foundation and International Wine Lawyers Association. She currently sits on the International Wine Lawyers (Australian Chapter) Committee.

  • 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.

  • Glenn Rappensberg

    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.

  • David Robinson (DAC ’84)

    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.

  • Kate Robertson

    Kate was employed by St Peter’s College as Chief Advancement Officer in 2015 and was appointed Executive Officer of the Foundation in 2016. She is a current parent.

    Kate has a BA from the University of Liverpool. In 2013 she moved to Australia, becoming the University of Adelaide’s first Chief Engagement Officer. Kate is an Educate Plus SA/NT Board Member and member and regular contributor to CASE and Philanthropy Australia.

  • Dr Richard Sawers AM (ATH ’66)

    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)

    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.