St Stithians Foundation
Giving to St Stithians
As St Stithians embraces the future, enhancing its educational programmes and facilities, the College invites donations of skill, contacts, expertise and money. Interested donors and sponsors are requested to be in touch with the Rector, the Council Chair, the Old Stithian Association Chair, the Advancement Director, the Heads of School or the Campus Directors.
The College is a registered Public Benefit Organisation and Non-Profit Organisation. Donors can claim tax benefits in their annual returns. The Advancement Office provides donor administration and maintains relationships with donors.
Three Pavilion Projects
Enhancing our sporting facilities and experiences, these three pavilions will provide much-needed changing rooms, sports offices and viewing spaces for spectators. Funding for the pavilions will be provided by a partnership between the school and donors.
Girls’ Sports Pavilion
In celebration of the 21st birthday of the girls’ schools, a Girls’ Sports Pavilion will be built at the tennis and netball courts in 2016-2017. This new building will consist of changing rooms, sports offices and a viewing deck looking over the courts.
The cost of the pavilion is R12,8 million. We are very thankful to the donors who have pledged money towards the project and to the many parents who have assisted with the various FUN-d-raising initiatives to date. We have raised approximately R7 309 000 so far and we need to raise a further 5,5 million.
Boys’ Sports Pavilion
The Boys’ Sports Pavilion is the first of the three pavilions being built. It is situated between the Baytopp, Main Oval, and Jamieson fields. The College has allocated R5m to the overall funding total of R10m, and donors are invited to match this contribution.
One & All Club Sports Pavilion
It is planned to convert the current One & All Conference Room into a Sports Pavilion, overlooking the Wayne Joubert Field, with the skyline of Sandton City in the background. The new One & All Sports Pavilion will provide improved changing rooms and a viewing deck.
Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy
St Stithians College provides the facilities for, and administration of, the Academy’s programmes. The operating costs of the Academy are generously funded by corporate and private donors. The growth of the Academy’s activities creates the opportunity for increased donor funding. The non-profit and black empowerment credentials of the Thandulwazi Trust enable tax savings and the accumulation of BEE points.
Saints Endowment Fund
The Saints Endowment Fund, established in 2010, creates a long-term capital growth Fund for St Stithians, under the care of professional fund managers. Oversight is in the hands of the Endowment Fund Investment Committee. The Fund generates revenue for projects associated with the College’s strategic priorities.
St Stithians Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The College seeks to build up its Scholarships and Financial Assistance Fund, so as to attract talented and deserving students. Currently, the bulk of scholarships and financial assistance are provided from annual allocations, and the intention is to build up a scholarships capital fund as a subset of the Endowment Fund.
The Council Chair’s Fund
Donors who wish their donation to be deployed at the discretion of the Chair of Council, subject to Council’s priorities.