Honouring our Donors
Bromsgrove is delighted to offer a variety of ways in which it can recognise its benefactors. These include; attending events, participating in societies, being acknowledged in key publications, offering naming opportunities in honour of donors and their families and providing donors with regular updates on the impact of their philanthropy. Equally, all requests for anonymity will be respected fully.
Furthermore, all donors giving £250 or more will receive an engraved leaf on the donor tree in the Hospitality Suite. Rocks are available for those giving substantial benefactions over time.
One way in which Bromsgrove can acknowledge its benefactors is through naming opportunities. These may include naming opportunities on buildings, rooms, sporting facilities, plaques and rolls of honour where appropriate and creating named funds for Foundation Awards.
Chairman’s Court of Benefactors
Donors who have given (or pledged over a number of years) substantial benefactions of £100,000 and over, may be invited by the Chairman of Governors to become members of the prestigious Court of Benefactors. Bromsgrove’s most significant supporters will be appointed to the Court at Commemoration Day. Their name will be read out in an annual reading and engraved in the inner entrance to the Chapel, ensuring their place in the history of the School. Members will be invited to an annual dinner with the Headmaster, Governors’ and Foundation Trustees, providing the opportunity for benefactors to engage with, and gain a greater understanding of the life and work of the School. They will also receive further invitations to other special events.
The Board of Benefactors
The Board of Benefactors recognises donors who have given (or pledged over a number of years) £20,000 and over. For 50% higher rate UK taxpayers, the end cost of a gift worth £20,000 to Bromsgrove is £10,000. Spread over 5 years, this equates to £38.46 per week. The Board has a dual purpose in that it is both recognition of a major contribution, and also a vehicle for participation in our future. It is hoped that it will encourage an ongoing interest in Bromsgrove as well as a willingness to offer advice, connections and continuing support. Donors will be formally appointed at Commemoration Day and invited to an annual dinner with the Headmaster. Their names will be recorded on a commemorative board in the Hospitality Suite and published in the Annual Governors’ Report.
Sir Thomas Cookes Society
There are powerful reasons why all those who care about Bromsgrove and its future should remember the School in their will. This is your opportunity to make a difference to the lives of generations to come and take your place among the School’s most distinguished benefactors. Over time, it will help to transform Bromsgrove’s financial situation by dramatically increasing our overall endowment to fund scholarships, bursaries and major capital projects. All those who have pledged a legacy to Bromsgrove in their will are invited to join the Sir Thomas Cookes Society, an association which is held in deep respect and affection by everyone at Bromsgrove. Members are invited to an annual lunch with the Headmaster and their names will be recorded on a plaque in the Chapel and published in the Annual Governors’ Report. Major benefactions of £20,000 and over will be announced at Commemoration.
The Circle of Ambassadors
Donors giving £1,000 or more to the Annual Fund in a single year are invited to become a member of the Circle of Ambassadors. The Annual Fund supports a variety of small but important initiatives aimed at enriching and enhancing the pupils’ educational experience. Gifts can be spread throughout the year e.g. by monthly instalments. The total end cost of a gift worth £1,000 to Bromsgrove for a 40% rate UK taxpayer is £600, which equates to just £11.53 per week over 12 months. Members receive an invitation to an annual drinks reception hosted by the Headmaster and their names are published in the Annual Governors’ Report.