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Ways of Giving

Since the School’s establishment in 1847, St Peter’s College has been sustained by selfless and inspiring acts of generosity. This culture of giving is at the heart of the St Peter’s College Foundation, which, established in 1985, is the School’s primary philanthropic and fundraising body. It exists to foster and grow a culture of philanthropy that supports the current and future priorities of the School through the provision of new and improved educational and learning facilities. The Foundation also provides scholarships for promising and compassionate students regardless of circumstance.

As school fees and government grants alone do not provide for the advancement of the School, St Peter’s College relies on the Foundation. Together we can make a difference to the lives of current and future students and assist the School in achieving its vision to be an exceptional community of learning.

Whether you choose to support a life changing opportunity for a student through the Scholarship Fund, ensure the future integrity of our teaching and learning programs through the Building Fund, help preserve our rich history through the Museum Fund or provide dynamic learning environments through the Library Fund, your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Alternatively, a Gift in Will can leave a lasting legacy and have a profound impact on the lives of current and future students. Donors who choose to leave a Gift in Will are welcomed as a Member of the Founders’ Circle which honours your bequest during your lifetime and gives you a unique opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the School.

For more details on giving to St Peter’s College or for a confidential discussion please contact the Development Office on +61 8 8404 0528 or email foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au

Gifts to the St Peter’s College Building Fund will help fund the preservation, restoration and renewal of our key facilities and ensure the future integrity of our teaching and learning programs.

If you would like to contribute to the Building Fund on a regular basis, please contact foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au

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A scholarship to St Peter’s College is a life changing opportunity.

The School has a proud tradition of awarding scholarships, made possible entirely through private giving. Our scholarships provide promising and capable students, regardless of circumstance or background, with access to exceptional academic, co-curricular and service learning opportunities. Many past scholarship recipients have gone on to achieve great success, while positively and actively contributing to the wider community. The School is committed to making a St Peter’s College education accessible to talented boys, irrespective of their background.

Each year we offer four types of scholarships – Academic, Boarding, General Excellence and Music – to boys who demonstrate the School’s values of truth, respect and service. We hope to increase our capacity to support boys at all levels, further diversifying our community and enhancing the learning experience of both scholarship recipients and their peers.

If you would like to contribute to the Scholarship Fund on a regular basis, please contact foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au

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Through supporting the St Peter’s College Museum Fund, donors can invest in the School’s future by preserving its past.

Archives and museums act as memory institutions, or witnesses to the past. They provide evidence of activities and tell stories of the past. They also help give a sense of identity and understanding of cultures. The St Peter’s College Archives are a significant and valuable collection of cultural heritage which is cared for in an environment that understands their importance as their connection to the School.

If you would like to contribute to the Museum Fund on a regular basis, please contact foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au

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Assist the School in providing dynamic learning that responds to the changing needs of a new generation of scholars.

Our libraries are welcoming and flexible learning environments that are critical for student achievement. They also provide a social space to meet, collaborate, research and share.

If you would like to contribute to the Library Fund on a regular basis, please contact foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au

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Because what might be considered a given for some, can be life-changing for others 

- THOMAS BYUN, FORMER SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

Remember us in your Will

 

When you leave a bequest to St Peter’s College, you are creating a legacy that will enrich the lives of students for generations to come.

A gift in your Will, no matter the amount, will cost you nothing in your lifetime and yet holds the potential to have a profound impact on current and future students. By including St Peter’s College in your Will, you’ll be welcomed as a Member of our Founders’ Circle which honours your bequest during your lifetime and provides you a unique opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the School.

Following in the footsteps of great Benefactors

Since the School’s establishment in 1847, St Peter’s College has been sustained by selfless and inspiring acts of generosity. During the founding years of St Peter’s College Benjamin Mendes Da Costa bequeathed the entirety of his real estate in South Australia to the School. In 1869 this was valued at £20,000. In the present day this bequest would be valued at $22 million.

The effect of these benefactors is still prominent at the School today. Through leaving a bequest to St Peter’s College, you honour the legacy of these Founders and directly contribute to the realisation of the School’s vision to be an exceptional community of learning.

For further information or to notify us of a bequest, please contact the Development Office on +61 8 8404 0528 or email foundation@stpeters.sa.edu.au.

Old Scholar Foundation or Founders’ Circle members who are interested in having their ashes scattered in the rose garden adjacent to the Chapel should make enquiries to mcolley@stpeters.sa.edu.au

Gifts in Will FAQs

Once you have taken care of those closest to you, including St Peter’s College in your Will will be an investment in the future for our students and the quality of their education – a meaningful way to recognise your connection to the School. Since our foundation in 1847, St Peter’s College has been sustained and developed from generation to generation by wonderful, inspiring acts of generosity, large and small. By leaving a bequest, you are recognising the value the School provides to the wider community through the exceptional education of our students. This education inspires them to make their own lasting and positive contribution to society

Specific bequest (pecuniary bequest) is a specific sum of money or specific assets in the form of property, shares or items of value, such as works of art, jewellery or furniture. Please bear in mind that the gift may fail if you have subsequently disposed of the specific assets. A residuary bequest is a percentage or the entirety of what is left of your estate after all of your other wishes have been carried out and expenses in finalising your estate have been met. The School or the Foundation prefers gifts of cash where possible. If you would like to donate a specific asset such as property, shares or items of value, such as works of art, jewellery or furniture, please contact the School or the Foundation (if donating to a specific fund), as consideration may need to be given to whether the School or the Foundation can accept the specific asset.

Your executor will contact the School so that we can start working together to fulfil your wishes. The School will involve any family members, as advised by the Executor, so that they can be involved in your legacy, if they so choose. The School will ensure that ongoing generations are aware of your generosity and the impact you have made through your gift, and will let you know how that will be achieved unless you have indicated the gift should remain anonymous.

 

Depending on the specific terms of your Will, your gift will either be disbursed immediately in keeping with your wishes, or in the absence of any specific direction, it will be held by the School to be expended on the School’s area of highest priority according to the School’s policy at the time. The key financial objective of the Endowment Fund is to provide long-term capital growth as well as a stable annual income stream in perpetuity. To assist with reaching these goals, monies received are invested with professional fund managers by the School’s Investment sub-committee. It is important to note that investment decisions are at the discretion of the School and the performance of the fund is regularly reviewed by the Foundation Board.

If you already have a Will, you may simply add a codicil to include St Peter’s College. A codicil is a document that amends, rather than replaces a previously executed Will – a straightforward and inexpensive procedure. If you do not have a Will, we strongly recommend that you seek professional advice about establishing one. It is never too early to think about estate planning. If I decide to make a Gift in Will , do I need to contact St Peter’s College? By informing the School about your Gift in Will, you enable us to thank you in your lifetime. For those who are interested, we also like to keep you informed and involved in the life of the School. You may also wish to be recognised as a member of the Founders’ Circle.

You can change the amount or cancel your bequest at any time. We strongly recommend that you consult a professional when making changes to your Will to ensure that your amendments are captured correctly.


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