Impact of Giving

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honourable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Scroll down to learn about the impact that community philanthropy has made to the lives of Friends’ students.

An exemplary life of giving and caring inspires a generous gift for Friends’

In September 2019, community members Stephanie Reeves and David Reeves gave a transformational gift of $200,000 to Friends’ to assist with the upcoming Campus Redevelopment…

Justin Burns-Nichols
Justin Burns-Nichols grew up in Queenstown in the north-west of Tasmania. From an early age, Justin knew he wanted to be a Geologist and that the only way to get where he wanted to go, was through education.
Ruth Bernard
The following is a letter the school received recently from Old Scholar, Ruth Bernard.
Dawn Sharif
When Dawn’s grandson Alex started in Prep in 2014, Dawn offered to do ‘grandparent help’ in the classroom.
Richard Revell
Richard Revell (1953) attended The Friends’ School as a Boarder from 1950 to 1951.
Joe Mounsey’s Parting Gift
Some wonderful (and very large) artwork was installed at our Clemes Campus in 2017. This beautiful piece, depicting the waratah from our School crest, was produced and donated to the School by Old Scholar, Joe Mounsey (2017).
Bell Street Grounds
In 1955 the Cadbury Charitable Trust, Birmingham, England, donated £6,250 to the School.
Volunteers Thank You Event
In 2018 more than 200 community members gave their time to School programs and events, co-curricular groups and teams, committees, classrooms, excursions and the School archives.
Friends’ Together 2018
We are delighted to report that during Friends Together 2018 our generous community raised $36,185.
2018 Donors
Philanthropy and service are core values at The Friends' School and in our community. More than 400 community members donated to our giving programs during 2018 and we gratefully acknowledge these gifts.