St John's College

One of the most effective ways to support scholarships and bursaries is to coordinate a class-giving initiative.

Perhaps you’re grateful for the different ways that St John’s opened doors, helped you grow, introduced you to lifelong friends, or allowed you to find your own path. Contributing to, or volunteering to coordinate, your year’s classgiving initiative is a meaningful and tangible way to give back. You can give your time, make a contribution, call your friends, send emails, or organise a reunion — there are many ways to make a difference, and lots of flexibility in making your volunteerism fit into your busy schedule. Volunteers are vital to the success of class reunion campaigns. Whether you’re able to reach out to hundreds of classmates or just a few close friends, you will renew past friendships and create new bonds.

The power of collective, regular giving through a year group initiative can make a significant difference in the life of a young man, giving him the same opportunity that you were given: the life-long gift of a St John’s education. A group of 50 Old Johannians making an average contribution of R450 each a month can support one full scholarship. Old Johannian class groups making a combined contribution of more than R100,000 annually will be honoured on the Class Giving Honour Board.