The Development Office

Donations to St. Columba’s College are managed by our Development Office, who use the funds for bursaries, capital projects and more.

Thank you for taking the time to visit this section of the College website.

A permanent Development Office at St. Columba’s College, was established in early 2017 to engage with the St Columba’s community, including Old Columbans, parents, past parents, pupils, staff and our wider circle of friends, to support the College’s capital developments, College bursaries and special projects.

With the assistance of the Development Office, I look forward to building and sustaining relationships with all our supporters and friends. Your philanthropic support is crucial in transforming the life of the College both now and long into the future.

St. Columba’s has a long and proud tradition of philanthropic support, dating as far back as its establishment in 1840s, when a group led by Reverend William Sewell established the College. Past developments have included the opening of the Library (1994), Grange Building (2004), which housesover 100 boarders, as well as classrooms and house staff accommodation, the refurbishment of the 19th century Argyle buildings (2006) in the heart of the College, and the opening of the old Cadogan Building (2008) as a new music school.

We are delighted to announce that our most recent development within the College, Whispering House, a social and cultural centre, has recently been official opened. This wonderful new addition to our campus has already become a key focal point of daily College life. This and future development projects require significant support from the St. Columba’s Community.

St. Columba’s College is a distinctive school and I feel privileged to be leading it into the next phase of its distinguished history. We can look back at our heritage with pride and look forward to the future with great purpose.

I thank you for your continued interest and support and look forward to working with you on our philanthropic endeavours over the months and years ahead.

Mark Boobbyer

Warden

Mark Boobbyer, Warden

“ The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund supported my family in our time of need for which I am hugely grateful. I now in turn am supporting the fund.”

“As a regular donor it gives me great satisfaction that my monthly donations are helping the children and grandchildren of Old Columbans to receive the many benefits of a Columban education.”

“ Giving back is an essential element of what it means to be an Old Columban. We all want to give our children the best opportunities and giving to the Bursary Fund can make a big difference to the life of a child.”

Ways to Support

There are many ways individuals or groups can support the College and its pupils. Explore the various means to support below.

The St. Columba’s College Annual Fund

This Fund encourages supporters to donate to an unrestricted fund that affords the College discretion over how the funds are spent, allowing for immediate impact. All donations to this Fund, no matter what size are very gratefully received.

St Columba’s College hugely appreciates gifts* in the form of monthly, quarterly or annual commitments. Multi-annual pledges enable the College to plan ahead.

All supporters to the Fund will be kept up to date on the College’s progress and successes each year.

Please note: Gifts over €21 or per month or €250 per year allow the College to claim an additional tax relief on this contribution amplifying the impact of your gift.

Donate Online to the Annual Fund

To make a recurring donation please select the amount and frequency of your donation and click ‘subscribe’.

Recurring Donation Option

To make a once-off donation please select click ‘donate’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Alternative Ways to Donate

Donate via Online Bank Transfer

  • Name of Account: The College of St. Columba Development Deposit Account
  • Name of Bank: AIB Bank, 40-41 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • IBAN Number: IE77AIBK93338407162702
  • BIC Code: AIBKIE2D

Please add your FULL NAME and include Annual Fund as a reference.

To Donate by Cheque Payment:

Please make cheques payable to: St Columba’s College. Cheques can be posted to:

The Development Office,
St. Columba’s College,
Whitechurch,
Dublin 16
D16 CH92

The College is registered to claim Tax Relief on donations of €250 and over and Gift Aid on STG£ donations – paperwork will be sent out in due course.

Charity Reference Number: CHY 4020.

Registered Charity Number: 20005306.

Should you have any enquiries regarding donations or how to donate please contact:
Sonia Young, Development Manager
Email: development@stcolumbas.ie
Phone: + 353 1 4956919

The College Bursary Fund

True to the spirit of St Columba’s, our mission is to support young people who would like to attend the College but whose families are facing economic difficulties.

The College Bursary Fund offers direct support to prospective pupils to open up the opportunity of education at the College, by providing a grant towards their attendance. The College bursaries are awarded based on a number of criteria, with lack of financial means being a key requirement.  In contrast with the OCS Bursary Fund, these awards are open to those who have no previous connection to the College.

All donations to this Fund, irrespective of size, are very gratefully received.

Please note – Gifts over €21 or per month or €250 per year allow the College to claim an additional tax relief on this contribution amplifying the impact of your gift.

Donate Online to the College Bursary Fund

To make a recurring donation please select the amount and frequency of your donation and click ‘subscribe’.

Recurring Donation Option

To make a once-off donation please select click ‘donate’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Alternative Ways to Donate

Donate via Online Bank Transfer

  • Name of Account: The College of St. Columba Development Deposit Account
  • Name of Bank: AIB Bank, 40-41 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • IBAN Number: IE77AIBK93338407162702
  • BIC Code: AIBKIE2D

Please add your FULL NAME and include College Bursary Fund as a reference.

To Donate by Cheque Payment:

Please make cheques payable to: St Columba’s College. Cheques can be posted to:

The Development Office,
St. Columba’s College,
Whitechurch,
Dublin 16
D16 CH92

The College is registered to claim Tax Relief on donations of €250 and over and Gift Aid on STG£ donations – paperwork will be sent out in due course.

Charity Reference Number: CHY 4020.

Registered Charity Number: 20005306.

Should you have any enquiries regarding donations or how to donate please contact:
Sonia Young, Development Manager
Email: development@stcolumbas.ie
Phone: + 353 1 4956919

The OCS Bursary Fund

In addition to College Bursaries, the Old Columban Society established the OCS Bursary Fund in 2011 which specifically supports the children and grandchildren of Old Columbans (OCs).

For many and varying reasons, a number of OCs and their families have been unable to meet the full cost of College fees. The main purpose of the Fund is to offer financial assistance to these individuals. The Funds donated go directly to assisting in paying the College fees rather than paying the entire fee.

To maintain and nurture this Fund, the OCS encourages its members to commit to a suggested amount of €21* per month or €250 per year, or whatever they may be willing to donate.

Promotion of and donations to the OCSBF are managed through the Development Office.

The College and the Old Columban Society are most grateful for support to these Bursary Funds and wish to extend our thanks to all who have enabled our bursary pupils to flourish in the environment of St. Columba’s and on into their futures.

Please note: Gifts over €21 or per month or €250 per year allow the College to claim an additional tax relief on this contribution amplifying the impact of your gift.

Donate Online to the OCS Bursary Fund

To make a recurring donation please select the amount and frequency of your donation and click ‘subscribe’.

To make a once-off donation please select click ‘donate’ and follow the on-screen instructions.

Alternative Ways to Donate

Donate via Online Bank Transfer

  • Name of Account: The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund Deposit Account
  • Name of Bank: AIB Bank, 40-41 Westmoreland Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • IBAN Number: IE58AIBK93338407162462
  • BIC Code: AIBKIE2D

Please add your FULL NAME and include OCSBF (Old Columban Society Bursary Fund) as a reference.

To Donate by Cheque Payment:

Please make cheques payable to: The Old Columban Society Bursary Fund. Cheques can be posted to:

The Development Office,
St. Columba’s College,
Whitechurch,
Dublin 16
D16 CH92

The College is registered to claim Tax Relief on donations of €250 and over and Gift Aid on STG£ donations – paperwork will be sent out in due course.

Charity Reference Number: CHY 4020.

Registered Charity Number: 20005306.

Should you have any enquiries regarding donations or how to donate please contact:
Sonia Young, Development Manager
Email: development@stcolumbas.ie
Phone: + 353 1 4956919

A Lasting Legacy

Including a gift in your will to St Columba’s College, a lasting legacy, will secure the future of St Columba’s for generations to come. Legacies allow the College to nurture the talent of pupils into the future and protect our core values for future Columbans.

All legacy gifts, irrespective of size, are held in highest regard. Legacies enable St Columba’s to continue a spirit of philanthropy that goes back to the Foundation of the College in 1843.

To discuss leaving a gift in your will to the College contact the Development Officer Sonia Young, in the strictest confidence, by email (development@stcolumbas.ie) or by telephone (+353 1 495 6919). For further information please see the attached leaflet here.

Development News

Explore news articles relating to College development and fundraising.

Documents

Here are a selection of brochures and paper forms with further information on the Development Office and it’s various funds.

OCS Bursary Fund Brochure
Development Office Brochure
Paper Donation Form (Euro)
Paper Donation Form (Sterling)
Legacy Leaflet

Contact

Please fill in the form below with any questions, suggestions or inquiries about the roles of the Development Office. Our Development Officer, Sonia Young, will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Sonia Young

Sonia Young

Development Officer

Development Office,
St. Columba’s College,
Whitechurch,
Dublin 16,
D16 CH92

Email: development@stcolumbas.ie
Phone: +353 (1) 495 6919

Whispering House Photo Gallery

Photos courtesy of Andrew Campion of our new social and events centre at Whispering House.