The Warden David Gibbs Bursary Fund

Find out more about the College’s ‘Warden David Gibbs Bursary Fund’ and how you can support us in achieving its ambitious aims.

The Warden David Gibbs Bursary Award

The Warden David Gibbs Bursary Award has been set up by the generous support of a former pupil of Warden Gibbs from when he was the headmaster of St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, India.

David Gibbs was a huge advocate of the kind of all-round education provided by St. Columba’s College. This annual award will be made annually for 10 years to a pupil who is making a full contribution to the life of the College in both  Sports and the Arts.

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.

Ukraine Bursary Fund

St. Columba’s College, like all schools, are having to play their part in welcoming Ukrainian refugees into their communities. We do not have the capacity to offer a large number of places, but we have offered places to three Ukrainian pupils to come here as boarders since last September; a boy in Form I and a girl in Form II. Additionally, we welcomed a young Ukrainian Maths teacher to the Common Room for this academic year.

The Ukraine Bursary Fund is designed to assist with pupil fees but, for the most part, for other expenses such as uniform, travel and even, if it should prove necessary, counselling.

I am very pleased by how these young people have settled into College routines and by what they bring to our school community. We know that we are blessed to have what we have and I hope that we can play our part in making life considerably more hopeful for these wonderful children and our member of Staff.

If you would like to contribute to this fund, you can do so using PayPal or debit/credit card using the button below. Many thanks in advance.

Donate Online to the Ukraine Bursary Fund

To make a donation to the Ukraine Bursary Fund click ‘donate’ below. You can pay using PayPal or any credit or debit card. Donations can be once-off or recurring.

Please note: that if an individual or business donates €250 or more in a year, they can claim a refund of tax paid on that donation.

Alternative Ways to Donate

Donate via Online Bank Transfer

  • Name of Account: The College of St. Columba Foundation 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 Ukraine 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 Foundation Office,
St. Columba’s College,
Dublin 16
D16 CH92

Donating from the USA

US taxpayers wishing to support St Columba’s College can do so by making a Donor Advised Gift to The Ireland Funds America, a US charitable non-profit corporation that is recognised under US law as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity.

Gifts to The Ireland Funds America are tax deductible to the extent permitted by US law. The Ireland Funds America Tax I.D. number is #25-1306 992.

If you would like to make a Donor Advised Gift to The Ireland Funds America, please contact Gabrielle LeFavre on to complete the prerequisite paperwork and receive instructions for transferring the funds.


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, Foundation Manager
Phone: + 353 1 4956919

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