The first BGS Giving Day yesterday was an overwhelming success – raising $1,078,351 from 322 donors. Yes, together we raised more than $1M.
A special thanks to BGS Old Boy Tom Strachan '90 who gave $500,000 to needs-based bursaries. The donation will support regional and Indigenous boys to attend BGS. “We need to be a school that attracts kids who come from all walks of life. The opportunity of an education can spur them on to become leaders and give back to society. That’s why I think bursaries are so important.” Strachan said.
BGS Old Boy Dr Daryl Holmes '81 contributed $100,000 – split between bursaries and the STEAM Precinct.
The P&F Auxiliary – who run the Tuckshop and the Grammar Shop – gave $100,000 to the STEAM Precinct and were one of our matching donors. While an anonymous donor gave $150,000 to match donations to need-based bursaries.
We aimed for 200 donors and ended up with 322 contributing to the School. Such a high number of donors is a testament to the connection of our community and your passion for BGS.
Thank you to all other donors who gave amounts ranging from $25 to $20,000. You are amazing and you have shown the strength of the BGS community.
Your support to needs-based bursaries honours our commitment to access and diversity. Your support of the STEAM Precinct will shape the way we educate BGS boys for decades to come. Your gifts to Brisbane Grammar School provide boys with life-changing opportunities.
Students and teachers supported Giving Day by participating in a tug of war challenge. During the first break, Year 12 day boys got the better of their boarding counterparts. At lunchtime, Senior School teachers took on Middle School teachers. It was a close battle and quite a few sneaky tactics were employed by both sides. It was plenty of fun and a great way to highlight BGS Giving Day.