How we will Fulfil our Fundraising

 

The St Bede’s College Foundation, the College boards and the St Bede’s College Old Boys’ Association are dedicated to restoring the Chapel of St Bede to the school.

The total cost of the project is $3.5M. The Society of Mary has donated $1M and the Board of Proprietors has contributed $1M to the project. We have raised $700,000 from Old Boys and friends of the College to date, leaving us with a total of $800,000 to secure.

To ensure this target is reached, we have built a strong fundraising taskforce of loyal Bedeans and friends to realise our goal. This group is led by the Rector Justin Boyle, and the Foundation Chair Hayden Ryan, and also includes Lisa Brennan, Patrick Methven and Noel Chambers.

Over the coming months we will place strong focus on connecting with Old Boys and friends of St Bede’s who have indicated their wish to support the project, whether individually or through a family legacy. We are confident that with a renewed focus on securing gifts using a committee of individuals committed to success, we will fulfil our target allowing us to celebrate the opening of the new Chapel in September.

How we will Fulfil our Fundraising

 

The St Bede’s College Foundation, the College boards and the St Bede’s College Old Boys’ Association are dedicated to restoring the Chapel of St Bede to the school.

The total cost of the project is $3.5M. The Society of Mary has donated $1M and the Board of Proprietors has contributed $1M to the project. We have raised $700,000 from Old Boys and friends of the College to date, leaving us with a total of $800,000 to secure.

To ensure this target is reached, we have built a strong fundraising taskforce of loyal Bedeans and friends to realise our goal. This group is led by the Rector Justin Boyle, and the Foundation Chair Hayden Ryan, and also includes Lisa Brennan, Patrick Methven and Noel Chambers.

Over the coming months we will place strong focus on connecting with Old Boys and friends of St Bede’s who have indicated their wish to support the project, whether individually or through a family legacy. We are confident that with a renewed focus on securing gifts using a committee of individuals committed to success, we will fulfil our target allowing us to celebrate the opening of the new Chapel in September.

Acknowledging Your Contribution

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We have taken the time to develop a comprehensive package of opportunities to acknowledge contributors and connect them with the Chapel, both within its walls and externally around the building’s entrances.

There are exclusive aspects in this acknowledgement programme for families or individuals who feel connected to particular features including the Rose Window, the Church Bell and the reinstatement of the Organ.

We are lucky that we will also be able to reinstate and reuse the original stained-glass windows from the old Chapel.

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The strong desire to include these windows has contributed to the overall Chapel design having a traditional flavour and they have been an important part of the design process for our architect Alec Bruce.

The construction of some of the features of the old Chapel have been incorporated sensitively into the new Chapel, which will link many generations of Bedeans to today’s boys.

We invite you talk to us about where you feel your family’s contribution could best be positioned.