The Otago Boys' High School Foundation was officially established in June 2005 with progress made in tracking Old Boys, developing a 'calendar of events', rekindling contact between the school and its alumni, and in generating a funding base all highly encouraging.
James Macandrew Society: $100,000-plus
Sir Archibald McIndoe Bequest Society: membership of this branch of the Foundation's armoury is by way of bequests of cash, property, shares, stocks, bonds, debentures, notes, real estate, residuary or the whole of an estate
Trustee: $30,000 to $99,999.99
Senior Fellow: $15,000 - $29,999.99
Fellow: $6,000 - $14,999.99
Associate Fellow: $3,000 - $5,999.99
Friend: Any amount up to $2,999.99
Old Boys' Society Life Membership: A one-off payment of $350 (with a portion of this funding assisting with the on-going administration costs of the Old Boys' Society)
One-off donations: these are also welcome and many Old Boys have made a donation as they contemplate a longer-term commitment to the Foundation.
The payment of pledges, other than the Friend and Old Boys' categories, are generally spread over a time frame tailored to suit each individual benefactor. Each Old Boy has his own requirements and the Foundation works closely with every individual to ensure their needs are catered for.
Pledges and donations can be directed to a number of areas including the likes of building funds, endowment funds, bequests and archives, and scholarships while there is also provision to make a contribution through gifts of property and rural support.
All donations are eligible for tax benefits. As of 1st April 2008 all charitable donations up to 100% of a taxpayer's net income will attract a 33 1/3% rebate.
All those granted membership of the Foundation become members for life.
As an Old Boy (1987-88) our school is close to my heart. I have inherited a dynamic teaching/learning environment.
It cannot be overstated how significant your support and donations are to the boys and to the school. I am very pleased to report that in my short time here the Foundation has contributed financially to two projects: the restoration and revamping of the tennis courts and the purchase of a new school van. This will directly benefit the education of our boys.
Otago Boys’ High School students past, present and in generations to come benefit from the generosity of those who have gone before. The continued support from our Old Boys’ has a direct impact on the lives of our students and their families.
Should you wish to donate to your old school, please click on the DONATE button below. This will take you to a secure Pay Pal site where you are able to make a donation using your credit card. Donations by cheque can be sent to Otago Boys’ High School Foundation, PO Box 11, Dunedin 9054.
Your support is of enormous benefit to the school and will mean we can provide assistance to boys in facilities for current and future students. However, you choose to contribute, your active kindness and willing service to Otago Boys’ is valued and appreciated.
Otago Boys’ is perfectly positioned for change, perfectly positioned to grow, perfectly positioned to lead the education of young men in New Zealand.
From the Rector – Mr Richard Hall
Donations can be made by a deposit into the Foundation's bank account
060594 0054507 00 (for overseas transactions the SWIFT details are ANZBNZ22058)
or through a cheque, made out to the Otago Boys' High School Foundation, and posted to P.O.Box Box 11, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand.
A pledge form for the Foundation is available for download.
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