TIGS Foundation ChairmanIt is with pleasure and honour that I write to you as the newly elected Chairman of the TIGS Foundation. As a former student and current parent, I have seen the value that Foundation has added to the fabric of the school community over my proud 30 year association with the School.
As you know the TIGS Foundation, working closely with the Headmaster and School Council, is instrumental in advancement and fundraising for TIGS for key strategic initiatives which make our school a better place. When I was a student here in the mid 1980’s, my parents and the parents of my peers contributed to Foundation, safe in the knowledge that their precious donations would be used to enhance the resources and thus the educational value of TIGS. Today we see such phenomenal assets including the IGC, the transformed Library and expanded Junior School as examples of their contributions. I am passionate about advancing these efforts along with my fellow board members to grow this legacy and to continue to build a strategic fund that can be used to fund new school initiatives and to support and offer the Rev Richard Bosanquet Scholarship Program.
I look forward to your support and I hope, as Chairman of the TIGS Foundation, that we can make you proud of our efforts and what we are all able to achieve for this fine school - both now and into the future.
Mr Craig Peden
TIGS Foundation Chairman
FoundationThe Illawarra Grammar School Foundation Limited is a body corporate that was established in 1986 with the goal of providing fiscal support for ongoing growth and enhancement of our educational, sporting and artistic facilities. The role of Foundation is to supplement the resources raised by tuition and government grants as these funds are primarily utilised by the School’s operating costs.
The excellent facilities at TIGS have been made available through the valued contribution of the school community for more than 50 years. There is a long tradition of our School Community generously donating to TIGS Foundation and facilities/buildings such as the IGC, Goodhew Research Centre, Design and Technology Centre and the original buildings of the Junior School. These facilities would not be available today but for the generosity of past benefactors.
On Board The New Foundation
In 2013 we welcomed a number of high achieving and publicly spirited Foundation board members who are exemplary supporters of our school community and beyond. The School is privileged to have these willing volunteers continue to donate their resources to the Foundation in 2013.
The TIGS Foundation supports the School in its endeavors to educate students so they will achieve their goals, becoming wise and thoughtful architects of the future. Your contribution will help make a strong foundation ensuring our school’s financial independence and its ability to seize opportunities for enrichment and future development.
The Foundation is managed by The Executive of the School Foundation and this executive is comprised of 12 volunteer members. Currently this group includes former students, current and past parents and grandparents, community members and the Headmaster. The Executive determines how the Foundation funds are procured, managed and expended.
Chairman - Craig Peden
Vice Chair - Sandra Newhouse
Treasurer - Andrew Stephenson
Secretary - Craig Osborne
Building Their Future – From Strength To Strength
There has always been a need for independent schools to be supported by their communities so that they continue to grow and provide each generation of students with the environment and facilities to excel. The TIGS Foundation has been instrumental in supporting the development of this school since its beginnings.
The 2013 Goals of Foundation
This year the Foundation has set clear and achievable goals that will benefit the current students of TIGS and future generations to come. The goals include:
- Developing further as an inclusive, active and leading association in the School and broader community
- Fundraising for the Rev Richard Bosanquet Scholarship which currently provides an opportunity for a Senior School student, who would not normally be able to experience a TIGS education, to flourish in and contribute to the Schools rich and diverse learning environment.
- Fundraising for the state of the art technology and media resources to be installed in the current transformation of the Goodhew Research Centre into a 21st century information services centre and library. Ms Leanne Windsor, TIGS Director, Information Services says 'It is our vision to deliver a collaborative learning space for the TIGS community that embraces and facilitates 21st century learning. Once the transformation is complete in mid 2012, the centre will provide flexible learning, meeting and presentation spaces, 24/7 access to digital and print media, and enhanced communication facilities connecting learners locally and globally.
Thank you to all the supporters of Foundation who, during the last year, assisted in the achievement of many milestones and contributed to the School by providing significant funds towards the purchase of land adjacent to the School, the funding of the Rev Richard Bosanquet scholarship, art and academic prizes and a bespoke trophy cabinet to house the many awards and records of the School’s successes.
Like many other organisations in the School, the Foundation has a dedication to the broader community extending beyond the Schools boundaries. The Foundation has taken the initiative to offer a scholarship that specifically aims to include and benefit a wider range of community members. At the same time Foundation will endeavour to build links with external organisations to enrich and strengthen the Schools place and value in the community.
Many Ways To Contribute
if you would like to join or learn more about Foundation and how you can contribute.
We ask for your support for TIGS Foundation Annual Appeal. All financial contributions to Foundation are fully tax deductible and will be used to provide financial assistance for the acquisition, construction and maintenance of the nominated projects or the Scholarship Fund. Through the Foundation you can make a difference for your children and for children and grandchildren who will attend TIGS in the future.
If every family gave a regular gift of $25 or more per quarter, this would considerably advance the School’s development program and enable us to maintain and further enhance the excellent learning facilities that we equate with TIGS.
Appeal Forms can be downloaded below.
TIGS Foundation - Annual Appeal Form
Donations may also be made by cheque written out to TIGS Foundation Ltd.