St John’s College students thrive in an environment of inclusiveness, encouragement, support and friendship. As a Foundation, we strive to further reflect the warmth and generosity of spirit of our College community through the provision of opportunities that help facilitate our students to make a lasting and positive difference in their chosen field and, ultimately, the lives of others.
Every year, through extensive fundraising and the generous contributions of our extended community, the Foundation proudly supports up to 70 Johnians with much-needed financial assistance to cover living and educational expenses while at college.
Our comprehensive Bursaries and Scholarships Program is designed to make a real difference to the lives of deserving students, new and existing, providing them with the recognition and financial support they need to realise their true potential.
The Foundation is fortunate to be guided by an independent Board of Directors from diverse professional backgrounds, comprising mostly Old Johnians, and who all share a passion for service to the College.
Our People – Board of Directors
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The Foundation has simple aims, namely the raising of further funds, astute management of existing investments and the principled and responsible award of financial assistance to enable deserving students, new and existing, to attend the College.
The Foundation manages its investments in accordance with an Investment Strategy document that is considered and adopted by the Board each year. The content of the strategy is similar to that adopted by the Commonwealth Future Fund. It provides for the engagement of a professional fund manager, currently Crestone Wealth Management, to oversee all aspects of the performance of the various investments. The Strategy permits the manager to manage the investments across a range of investment classes, including cash, Australian and overseas equities and bonds.
The Foundation has a dedicated Investment sub-committee to oversee the performance of the investment manager, the investments and the Strategy itself.
The Investment Committee currently comprises Hamish Bonifant and Peter Sullivan, who together bring a mix of industry expertise and professional investment management experience for the benefit of the Foundation.
The trustee company is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission and donations to it are fully tax-deductible.
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A Centenary History
St John’s College
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St John’s College began as the initiative of Archbishop St Clair Donaldson, who announced its genesis at the Brisbane Diocese Synod of 1911. He gathered a group of laypeople who formed a company to found, finance and operate the College.Read More