The mission of the Brisbane Boys' College Foundation is to help facilitate and foster growth and development of the College as a Queensland GPS school of excellence. For this mission to be successful the Foundation needs to help ensure the financial security of the College by developing a commitment to philanthropy and a spirit of generosity within the College community.
As a vehicle to harness the goodwill, energy and financial support of its community, the BBC Foundation was established in 1990. We conduct appeals, events and other programs in order to assist the College with its present and future financial needs. Your support will ensure that the school can direct funds to vital projects that otherwise might not receive funding. These contributions will help maintain and improve facilities, enhance academic and co-curricular programs and enrich the teaching and learning experiences of our students. Gifts provide the donor with tax benefits and Brisbane Boys' College with critical resources to fulfil its mission.
The success of the Foundation is very dependent on receiving support from the wider College community.
The BBC Foundation Ltd is registered as a Company Limited by guarantee and is today managed by a Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board is Mr Andrew MacArthur, an Old Collegian (1975 alumni) and parent of three boys who have attended the College. The Headmaster, representatives from the PMSA, the Old Collegians' Association (OCA) and the Parents and Friends' Association are also on the board. There is a mixture of current parents and Old Boys amongst the other directors.
The Director of Development is the Executive Officer of the Foundation and is responsible for the daily operation of the Foundation. Aided by the Development Coordinator, they assist the Foundation Board of Directors and the Executive of the Old Collegians Association and manage the affairs of both the BBC Foundation and the OCA.
Director of Development Bren Arkinstall
Development and Events Coordinator Kelly Edwards
Annual Giving is a special opportunity for every member of the school community, whether an Old Collegian, current or past parent, to make an annual gift to the school.
The philanthropy of our community continues to support each boy in developing his individual talents and potential. The Foundation invites you to help the College provide opportunities for future generations of BBC men through a donation to the Annual Giving Program. For further information contact Bren Arkinstall in the Development Office on 07 3309 3598 or to make a tax deductible online donation please click on the link below.
A warm invitation is extended to you to join like-minded members of the BBC community who are committed to providing for the future of the school through membership of the Foundation.
Membership of the Foundation is comprised of five levels:
Membership is generally paid over five years, is tax deductible and upgrading to the next membership level is encouraged. You can download an application for membership here
Foundation membership is acknowledged through the presentation of a membership certificate and silk tie, inclusion on Foundation honour rolls and invitations to special events, such as the annual Foundation members' gathering and the Foundation Business Lunch. The members tie and certificate are presented at this lunch.
The Foundation seeks support from the school community for the following funds:
The Building Fund provides finance for capital works projects. Contributions are tax deductible.
Through the Foundation's Annual Giving Program, donations to the Building Fund are currently supporting the Revitalisation of the A W Rudd Wing campaign.
The Library Fund enables the provision of new books and technology in the Junior and Senior School libraries. Contributions are tax deductible.
Donations to the Scholarship Fund maintain the school's ability to offer full or partial remission of fees to worthy students. Donations to this fund are eligible for a tax deduction.
Donations to the Indigenous Fund maintain the school's ability to offer full or partial remission of fees to Indigenous students in necessitous circumstances. Donations to this fund are eligible for a tax deduction.
A donation to your preferred fund(s) can be made at any time by contacting the Development Office.
A bequest to the Brisbane Boys' College Foundation is a lasting way to commemorate your or a special person's association with the College. To discuss making a bequest and membership please contact Bren Arkinstall on 07 3309 3598 at the College.