Our alumni are some of the College's most important supporters.
Over the years many of you have helped us provide support to talented children or superb new facilities for our current and future Elizabethans.
Alumni help in different ways and all your support is greatly appreciated and vital to the ongoing success of Elizabeth College. Some alumni have set up regular monthly gifts which together make a real difference while others have been in a position to make life-changing gifts individually by, for instance, leaving a legacy.
The Elizabeth College Foundation
The Elizabeth College Foundation is a charity set up to assist Elizabeth College in continuing to provide an excellent all-round education for children of the Bailiwick, as well as to bring together members of the wider Elizabeth College including parents of former pupils, Old Elizabethans, Elizabethans and their parents, and other friends of the College. The Foundation comprises both a Guernsey Registered Charitable Trust (CH91) and a UK Registered Charity (1120954).
The Foundation objectives include:
The provision of facilities for the education and development of students and staff of Elizabeth College, both Upper and Junior Schools
The provision, preservation, protection, maintenance and improvement of College buildings
The Foundation Office also provides invaluable support to the OEA to ensure its smooth operation and administration.
Since its formation in 2007 the Foundation has run two highly successful appeals which have enabled the College to bring many of its facilities fully up to date. Donations from Old Elizabethans, parents, former parents and other supporters of the College have paid for the FG Manchester Refectory, the Robin Roussel pavilion at Footes Lane, the ECJS all weather pitch and two new classrooms at ECJS Acorn House and a new Maths block, amongst many other projects.
The Foundation intends to launch an appeal this year to help support the exciting 'chance of a lifetime' opportunity the College has to purchase the Royal Bank of Canada building which adjoins the College site. The new building will provide a 40% increase in the space available for educational purposes and will allow the College to create large open spaces, which are hard to find in our existing facilities, and which can enable and support students' self directed learning, a key theme of a 21st century education.
Donations can be made towards the Elizabeth College Foundation using the buttons on the right hand side.
You can find out more about the Elizabeth College Foundation, the benefits it brings to Elizabeth College students past, present and future and how you can help on the Elizabeth College website Elizabeth College Foundation Page.
OEA Awards provide support to talented students who might not otherwise be able to participate in special off-island courses and expeditions. The funds the OEA provide can have a transformational effect on those students selected to receive them. Some of the College's most successful and high-achieving students have been beneficiaries who have taken advantage the opportunities provided to them through the support of an OEA Award.
Thanks to our membership subscriptions the OEA also has a strong history of supporting Elizabeth College in developing the best possible facilities for students. Recent projects include the new development of the science courtyard between the Milnes and Winchester buildings in conjunction with the Friends of Elizabeth College.