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Why I donated

Scholarship fund donation

"I have grown up in a wonderful city and have had all the benefits that many young men haven't had and still may not get. Giving to a young man who has had very few opportunities in life has huge appeal for me.

The thing that excites me is that I can give them a shot of a new beginning in the hope that at one time through their life, when they may become unstuck, that they may be able to look back and say, 'Life can be different, there is a different way of living life, I've seen it and I've experienced it.'

Having the opportunity to have had a St Paul’s experience might just pull them through some adverse situations. If we get better results than that, well then that’s a real bonus. I expect nothing in return, I simply want to be able to show disadvantaged young men that there is another way."

ANONYMOUS DONOR

Scholarship fund donation

"Education is important to us. If New Zealand is going to be a world player in anything, we need our adolescents to receive the highest level of education. We know that St Paul’s Collegiate School offers a wonderful education and secondary school experience. Students of St Paul’s will be our future leaders.

We all have a philanthropic bent in us and in the past my wife and I have been strong supporters of many charitable organisations such as Anglican Action, our local church and ministry. But, we get tremendous satisfaction through sponsoring an underprivileged young man through his five years at St Paul’s.

We can see that every dollar we give goes directly towards an individual. It doesn't get absorbed into administration or hidden costs. We can see the money we are giving really is making a difference.

St Paul’s keeps us in touch with the progress of the students we sponsor and if circumstances allow, we get the opportunity to meet the student."

ANONYMOUS DONOR