I am delighted to welcome you to the St. Columba’s College Development Office, which 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), housing over 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.
This is an exciting time for the College and as part of our 175th anniversary celebrations we are delighted to announce the development of a new state-of-the-art College Hub, a social and cultural centre which will be a key focal point of College life. Plans are also in place to develop a new Boarding House and these two ambitious projects will 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.
Supporting the College’s long-term development by engaging alumni, parents, families and friends in support of the College’s capital developments, College bursaries and special projects.
Mark Boobbyer, Warden