The Newington College Foundation was established in 1974 to assist in the provision of ongoing financial support and resources not otherwise available to the College. Its purpose is to encourage philanthropic support of our Bursary,Library/Archives, Endowment and Building Programs so Newington College can continue to provide opportunities for all Boys to “Discover what’s Possible”.
This Foundation Insite has brought together information about all the fundraising activities undertaken by the College.
There is a section for each of our main areas of philanthropy:
- Endowment Fund
- Building Fund
- Library Fund and Archives
- Bequests and The Founders Society
There is also information on the ONU Centennial Trust Endowments and the AIS USA Foundation for US based or multi-national donors.
The site is easy to navigate and each page has links to more information on the College website or to direct you to easily make a donation or join our Regular Giving program.
Why Support the Newington Foundation?
Like all schools, Newington’s day to day operations are met by fees paid by our parents and grants from the State and Federal Governments. We recognise the sacrifices made by our parents and the generous support of the Government and we spend our funds wisely.
Accordingly, we rely on the goodwill and generosity of the Newington Community to provide funds to enable the Endowment Fund to become a reality or to continue to provide facilities for our boys.
Research shows that spending money on other people makes you much happier than spending it on yourself. This is especially true of small things that demonstrate effort. Taking the time to help people not only makes them happy, but it also makes you happy. Helping other people gives you a surge of oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine, all of which create good feelings. In a Harvard study, people who consistently provided social support were the most likely to be happy during times of high stress. As long as you make certain that you aren’t overcommitting yourself, helping others is sure to have a positive influence on your mood.
All donations to the Newington Foundation, be it for Bursaries, Building or Bequests, are gratefully received. No amount is too small and every dollar is used for its intended purpose. You can be certain that every dollar you donate is used 100% for what you intended it for – no exceptions.
We thank you for your support.
Rod Bosman (ON 1978)
Director of Community and Development
Direct Line: 02 9568 9540