There are many ways to show your support for the students of St Aloysius’ College. We are thankful for people like you, who embrace our mission and make all our goals attainable! The links on the left will lead you through the pages that outline St Aloysius’ College’s main fundraising efforts. These pages will give donors ideas about how to support the College in its areas of greatest need.
- The Aloysius Annual Fund
- The New Parent Pledge Appeal
- Capital Gifts
- Corporate Matching Gifts
- Bequests and Memorial Gifts
The Aloysius Annual Fund:
The Aloysius Annual Fund commenced in 1998 (and was called The Annual Giving Appeal until 2009) and asks every member of the Aloysian Family to give a yearly tax-deductible gift to the College. These gifts are directed to projects that are above and beyond the normal College budget and if funded, are acquired in the year the money is raised. The Aloysius Annual Fund is our yearly (1 January – 31 December) effort to increase financial support for a wide range of programmes that help St Aloysius’ College continue in its mission – to train boys to become 'men for others'.
All members of the Aloysian Family are approached twice a year via direct mail and asked for a gift in support of the appeal. The End of Financial Year letter is posted in late May and then in late October a letter, focussing on the Bursary Endowment Fund, is posted to every member of the Aloysian Family.
Every gift counts – gifts of all sizes are welcome. You can participate at a level that is comfortable for you, and it does not take a huge donation to have a big impact. When taken together, gifts to the Aloysius Annual Fund create one of the College's most significant sources of support. Each gift, regardless of size, strengthens the College's participation rate and demonstrates a vote of confidence in a Jesuit and Aloysian education.
Gifts to the Aloysius Annual Fund can also be made at any time via our secure on-line donations page – www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/makeadonation
The New Parent Pledge Appeal:
In their first full year at the College all new parents to the College are invited to a dinner hosted by the Principal of the College, Mr Mark Tannock and the Rector of the College, Father Peter Hosking SJ. These intimate dinners have a two-fold purpose. Firstly new parents to the College are able to meet the leaders of the College in a casual and intimate environment and secondly they are able to hear from the College leadership directly of the future plans for the College and how that will impact on their son(s) and family.
Following on from the dinner, parents are asked to make a yearly tax-deductible contribution to the Building Fund for their life as parents of the College. This annual gift will enable the College to keep its development plans on-track.
When major College building works are planned, the College will seek the personal support of those members of the Aloysian Family who are able to make transformational gifts in support of the development plans. These gifts are directed solely to the construction of new facilities at the College or the acquisition of additional land.
Corporate Matching Gifts:
A number of Australian and international companies offer their employees a Corporate Matching Gift Programme, where the company matches (either in full or in part) any philanthropic gifts made to registered charities by their employees. The College Foundation will remind known employees to apply to their employer for the Matching Gift Programme, thus increasing the amount of funding available to the College without costing the donor anything.
Companies that currently offer a Matching Gift Programme include Westpac Bank, Citigroup and Bankers Trust.
Bequests and Memorial Gifts:
The College Foundation invites every member of the Aloysian Family to consider leaving a bequest to the Foundation in their Will. By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help St Aloysius’ College to continue to provide a Catholic Jesuit education to the young men of Sydney now and in the future. Bequests (also known as Legacies) are particular items or sums of money given as gifts upon the death of a generous donor. After providing for your family and friends and once all debts and expenses are paid out, you may choose to leave a bequest to St Aloysius’ College.
Including a bequest in your Will now has no impact on your lifestyle today and is the ultimate sign of commitment to the ongoing work of the College.
How often it has been said: “If only there was some way I could do more.” A bequest to the College in your Will does enable you to do more … much, much more. It is a powerful reflection of the values and principles you treasure.
It will enable you to do what perhaps you cannot do during your lifetime. It will also enable you to create a legacy of love that is a testimony to your kindness, concern and care for St Aloysius’ College and the boys we teach. It will empower you to continue your life’s aims, even after your own lifetime and thereby encourage others to do likewise.
What a great way to continue making a positive, life-changing contribution to future generations of Aloysians!
The College Development Office can provide assistance to anyone considering leaving a bequest to the College in their Will. A number of Old Boy and Parent solicitors have offered to write a Will pro-bono (without charge) for anyone who includes a bequest to the College in their Will. The Development Office can also assist with the drafting of the required wording of the bequest, for the increasing number of community-minded people who wish to make such a lasting memorial through their Will to help the College.
In recent years there has been an increase in the number of people who request that in-lieu of flowers at their funeral, family and friends make a donation to the College. These ‘Memorial Gifts’ are a lasting way of remembering the deceased and a positive way of demonstrating our belief that through death comes renewal. A number of members of the Aloysian Family have requested mourners make a Memorial Gift and have asked that those funds support the College Bursary Programme.