The first BGS Giving Day on Thursday 7 October 2021 was an overwhelming success – raising $1,078,351 from 322 donors.
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.
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.
Thank you to all other donors and many Old Boys who gave amounts ranging from $25 to $20,000.