DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Essential Donations

Consequently, on behalf of the St Patrick’s Development Trust, and the school itself, I appeal to all alumni to make donations to the St Patrick’s Development Trust according to your capability and in gratitude to your parents who most probably sacrificed much to provide you with an excellent education at St Patrick’s CBC. Furthermore, the standard of education in South Africa is dismal and, in the interests of future generations, it beholds us to contribute to the upliftment thereof. So why not start with your alma mater? Unless advised otherwise, the Trust will in future direct all donations towards the upgrade of Keeley Park. However, some alumni may prefer to support pupils via scholarships rather than investing in fixed assets. Both forms of support would be much appreciated.

Donations can take many forms – once-off donations and/or inclusion in one’s Will and/or monthly automatic EFT payments into the Trust, the latter from as little as the cost of a few beers a month. It all adds up and all would be most appreciated. So, whether you matriculated 50 years ago, or whether you matriculated in the last ten years, I appeal to you to support the Trust in either developing Keeley Park and/or in contributing towards scholarships for deserving pupils. Every cent helps!

Please find a copy of the attached document titled “Benefits of donating to St Patrick’s Development Trust” which summarizes both the income and estate tax benefits for an individual RSA taxpayer contributing to the Trust.

Should one rather donate via a company, the attached document also summarizes the income tax benefits for the company plus the B-BBEE scorecard benefits due to the Trust being classified as a Specialized Enterprise with Level 1 BEE status.

Consequently, on behalf of the St Patrick’s Development Trust, and the school itself, I appeal to all alumni to make donations to the St Patrick’s Development Trust according to your capability and in gratitude to your parents who most probably sacrificed much to provide you with an excellent education at St Patrick’s CBC. Furthermore, the standard of education in South Africa is dismal and, in the interests of future generations, it beholds us to contribute to the upliftment thereof. So why not start with your alma mater? Unless advised otherwise, the Trust will in future direct all donations towards the upgrade of Keeley Park. However, some alumni may prefer to support pupils via scholarships rather than investing in fixed assets. Both forms of support would be much appreciated.

Donations can take many forms – once-off donations and/or inclusion in one’s Will and/or monthly automatic EFT payments into the Trust, the latter from as little as the cost of a few beers a month. It all adds up and all would be most appreciated. So, whether you matriculated 50 years ago, or whether you matriculated in the last ten years, I appeal to you to support the Trust in either developing Keeley Park and/or in contributing towards scholarships for deserving pupils. Every cent helps!

Please find a copy of the attached document titled “Benefits of donating to St Patrick’s Development Trust” which summarizes both the income and estate tax benefits for an individual RSA taxpayer contributing to the Trust.

Should one rather donate via a company, the attached document also summarizes the income tax benefits for the company plus the B-BBEE scorecard benefits due to the Trust being classified as a Specialized Enterprise with Level 1 BEE status.

Finally, if you are not in a position to financially support the school, please re-engage with the school’s activities and become a proud member of the family once again. Attend the anniversary celebrations in early September of each year especially those alumni celebrating 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 60 years since matriculation. Come and see for yourself the positive changes that have been made in pursuing St Patrick’s CBC mission

to be a faith-based school of distinctive excellence, growing well-rounded young people who are equipped to be socially responsible role-models in an ever-changing world”.

In conclusion, this is an exciting period in the proud history of St Patrick’s CBC. Much progress has been made but more remains to be done. The benefit thereof to future generations is invaluable.

Kind regards and God Bless,

Barry Smith.Class of ’66 and Trustee St Patrick’s Development Trust.

  • Account name: St Patrick’s Development Trust
  • Account number: 2007687526

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