The Otago Boys’ High School Foundation established the Sir Archibald McIndoe Bequest Society in July 2007. Archibald McIndoe attended Otago Boys from 1914 to 1918 and after training at the Otago Medical School, he worked at the famed Mayo Clinic in the United States before embarking on his epic and pioneering journey – repairing the bodies (and the minds) of the Allied Forces burns victims during the Battle of Britain.
Sir Archibald’s daughter, Mrs Vanora Marland, is alive and well in London and is very pleased the Foundation has chosen to honour one of the great medical men of the 20th Century in such a manner. She writes her father was ‘immensely proud of his New Zealand roots’ and she is ‘delighted that his old school should celebrate him in this way’.
Strong and successful Foundations have vibrant Bequest Societies and we see this as another major step forward in the quest to protect the history of Otago Boys’ High School by paving a pathway into the future. The Foundation has a vision of playing a pivotal role in the growth and development of the school over the next 100 years and beyond.
All alumni along with former Rectors and Masters will be invited to join in the venture. Every member of the Foundation Board, as well as being a financial contributor to the Foundation, has committed to the Bequest Society and all friends of the school will also be given the chance to take up this membership option.
As with all memberships, the Foundation will recognise those who commit to the Sir Archibald McIndoe Bequest Society during the course of their lifetime and then on in perpetuity. If you wish to receive the Bequest Society booklet, which outlines some of the options available to those considering making a bequest, please make contact with the Foundation office (64 3 477 2546 or email@example.com).
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