There are two ways to contribute to the endowment
1. Giving to the General Endowment
Every donation, no matter the size, helps to grow the fund exponentially. As the principal amount is never spent, your contribution will not be depleted, but will continue to grow over the years. All contributions are added to a pool of funds that are expertly managed to ensure maximum growth and sustainability over time. Please see here for more information on the Endowment fund management and investment strategy.
The proceeds from this Endowment allow the Foundation to issue grants to St John’s according to the greatest needs or best opportunities for the College at the time.
2. Establishing a Named Endowment
For a gift to the value of R6 million we will set up a special fund in your name, in the name of your family, class group or business, anonymously or in honour of any person you choose. This fund will be ringfenced within the Endowment investment portfolio. You can give cash, stocks, real estate, or other assets. (Ask us about options for making gifts over time that add up to this minimum amount).
You can specify how you would like the proceeds of the fund to be allocated, for example: a named scholarship; general student support; discretionary funding; infrastructure; or community engagement projects. The principal amount of your fund is never spent, and it can grow over time to generate an increasing stream of funding devoted to your specific interest.
You may receive tax benefits in the year you make your gift (or over multiple years for recurring contributions). The St John’s College Foundation handles all of the administrative details and the Foundation Trustees will issue grants to the College in the name of the fund you establish in accordance with your wishes.