The last year has certainly been a challenging one for those in the Advancement space all over the world. Advancement, relying as it does on face-to-face engagement, events and relationship building, means that we have had to find new ways of doing familiar things.
As a relatively new team, it has been particularly difficult to settle into the normal rhythms of St John’s College. All of that considered, it has been an amazingly productive year, and we have been unanimously welcomed and embraced, demonstrating, again and again, the strong connection that exists within the St John’s community, from the staff to the parents to the Old Johannians.
For those who have not had a chance to meet with us yet, we have included an overview of what it is we do here at St John’s, as well as an introduction to our team.
We are proud to share some of our donor highlights of the last year with you, including the full support of the College and Prep Academies from the Joan Norman Trust; the Class of 2004’s support of one of our outstanding Centenary Scholars who matriculates this year, and the establishment of the Peter Drummond Scholarship, one of the most generous individual donations ever received by the School. There have been many other contributions, all of which will be detailed in our end of year Donor Report.
Given the hard times’ everyone is experiencing, we have been moved by the generosity of the St John’s family. Every ask that we made of you has been met with enthusiastic support. Indeed, against the odds, we have seen an increase in funding for our Community Engagement programmes this year. This demonstrates the faith that donors have in the school and the value of these programmes.
We thank our donors for their unfailing support and commitment to the St John’s values of Lux Vita Caritas.
Head of Advancement