TIGS 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 Foundation 2018
On Wednesday 21 March, TIGS Foundation Annual General Meeting was held in the Goodhew Research Centre. Congratulations to the new members who have joined the Board as well as all those who have been re-elected. Each of these high achieving and publicly spirited Board Members will be exemplary supporters of our School community and beyond. The School is privileged to have these willing volunteers to donate their resources to the Foundation in 2018.
TIGS Foundation supports the School in its endeavours 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, comprised of 10 volunteer members. Currently this group includes former students, current and past parents, grandparents and community members. The Executive determines how the Foundation funds are procured, managed and expended.
ChairSandra is Chair of TIGS Foundation for 2018 and a dedicated member of TIGS community. Sandra joined TIGS Foundation in 2011 and has executed other Board roles such as Treasurer, Vice Chairperson and event coordinator. She has a personal history with the school having married a TIGS Alumni and with two sons at the School in Year 5 and Year 7. Sandra continues to have a long business history in the Illawarra as well as being part of several charity institutions, believing that it is imperative to give more than you receive. Being focused on contributing positively to TIGS by working alongside others, her vision as the new Chair is to strive for best practices for the Foundation, transparency, engaged community support and awareness of the benevolent work conducted by Foundation members past and present. Sandra brings a passion for understanding and delivering customer service.
Catherine has had 10 years’ experience in private practice as a legal professional and recently joined TIGS Foundation Board. She attended TIGS from Kindergarten to Year 12 and now has a daughter in TIGS Prep. She is a great asset to the Board for her professional skills as well as being both an alumni and current and connected parent. Catherine is and always has been an avid supporter of TIGS and is driven to support TIGS and be an excellent role model.
Helen is Secretary of TIGS Foundation and has extensive experience in project management, running events, global recruitment and building client relationships, including over 15 years at one of Australia's most prestigious management consulting firms. Her son started at TIGS in Prep and is now the Junior School Captain. Her passion is to support the Scholarship Programme as well as to bring the community together through social events.
Barry has recently joined TIGS Foundation Board and has two sons at TIGS in Year 2 and Kindergarten. He is a trusted and well-known member of the local community through his local pharmacies. He is a well-respected lecturer in the Medicine and Chemistry faculties at the University of Wollongong.
Kevin is a long-standing and highly regarded member of TIGS community and has an extensive history with TIGS Foundation, School Council and as a parent and grandparent. His illustrious career included over 50 years working for Woolworths Group with responsibilities including acquisitions and facilities management. Kevin brings his broad and diverse knowledge, his extensive history, as well as his dedication in supporting every aspect about TIGS.
Usha is a highly-valued member of TIGS community and the local medical fraternity. Her two daughters both attended TIGS and she is passionate about giving back to the community as a TIGS Foundation Board Member, organiser of the biennial Taj Mahal fundraiser and coordinator of the highly successful Indian stall at TIGS Great Fete. Usha considers TIGS to be an extended family and looks forward to watching generations continue to grow through a TIGS education.
James graduated from TIGS in 2017 with a number of Academic and creative awards and he has already returned to join the Foundation Board with a keen vision to contribute to projects that will further the education of future students. He is a passionate and entrepreneurial young businessman and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney. James’ vision is to improve communication between the Foundation and the school community.
TIGS Foundation Goals
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.
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.
- This year will see the continuation of the TIGS Foundation Annual Appeal. The Foundation is asking that you make a fully tax deductible donation, which will go towards scholarships, buildings, land, and other worthy capital projects. You can set up regular giving to the TIGS Foundation Annual Appeal by nominating the amount you would like to contribute. Through the Foundation Annual Appeal you can make a difference for your children and for future children who will attend TIGS.
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
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.
Wills & Estate Offer
Wills and Estate Planning offer
The Illawarra Grammar School Foundation ("TIGS Foundation") is pleased to offer TIGS students' parents, grandparents and extended family members Wills and other Estate Planning documents free of charge and/or at heavily discounted rates. The TIGS Foundation has partnered with Heard McEwan Lawyers and RMB Lawyers in order to make this offer possible.
The aim is for TIGS students' family members to gain further value from being part of the TIGS community.
Further, it is hoped that TIGS family members that take advantage of this generous offer consider making a voluntary donation to the TIGS Foundation where all funds are utilised to purchase and build further significant and advanced facilities for TIGS students.
The Goals of TIGS Foundation
TIGS 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 Reverend 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.
TIGS Foundation Annual Appeal. The Foundation asks that you make a fully tax deductible donation, which will go towards scholarships or towards buildings, land and other worthy capital projects.
Through the Foundation, you can make a difference for your children/grandchildren and for future children who will attend TIGS.
The offer is summarised as follows:1. Simple Will for husband and wife or single parent. Free of charge.
If you choose to make a voluntary donation to the TIGS Foundation the recommended donation is $300 per pair of wills or $200 for a single will.
2. Simple Will for husband and wife with Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian for each person. The discounted market value is $600. In this case $300 plus GST will be paid to the relevant law firm. If you choose to make a voluntary donation to the TIGS Foundation the recommended donation is $300.
3. Testamentary Trust Will alone. The market value is in excess of $2,000. In this case $1,000 plus GST will be paid to the relevant law firm. If you choose to make a voluntary donation to the TIGS Foundation of the recommended donation is $1,000.
4. If you would like to consider leaving a bequest to the TIGS Foundation in your Will, our partner lawyers Heard McEwan and RMB Lawyers are prepared to see you to discuss free of charge to explain what such a bequest would mean and how it would be drafted into your Will. If you wish to make a bequest into a simple Will the work by Heard McEwan and RMB Lawyers will be performed free of charge and you will not be asked to make a direct donation to the Foundation.
5. Other products and services by discussion and arrangement.
The above documents can be prepared at your request by arrangement with significant financial benefit to you.
All voluntary donations to the TIGS Foundation are 100% tax deductible.
By making a donation you will become a valued member of the TIGS Foundation.
The process is for TIGS family members to contact Heard McEwan Lawyers or RMB Lawyers on the contact details below and book an obligation free consultation with either firm.
At the consultation the lawyer will confirm pricing. The work will either be free of charge with a donation to the TIGS Foundation or a component for payment to the law firm plus GST and a donation slip for the payment to TIGS Foundation.
The law firm will perform the work and upon completion issue the account for the law firm plus donation payment slip or just the donation payment slip depending on the work performed as agreed.
Details of the Law Firms
Heard McEwan Lawyers
91 Crown Street
Tel: 4254 5222
Offices also at Corrimal, Dapto and Shellharbour City
Level 3, 110-114 Crown Street
Tel: 4228 8288
Offices also at Dapto, Kiama, Barrack Heights,
Nowra, Bowral and Sydney