There will be 450 plus seats in the Music Auditorium and 420 in the Drama Theatre. As an acknowledgement of a donor's generosity, a naming opportunity for a seat in one or other of these performance spaces is being provided to supporters of the project, who pledge a gift of $2000. Given that the pledge can be paid over a five-year period, with tax deductibility, the cost can be as little as $4.00 a week.
To date, gifts have provided naming opportunities to honour staff members (past and present), relatives, and people prominent in the world of music or drama. Some donors have requested that they be given an opportunity to have their son's names used and others their own family name. The possibilities are endless.
A luncheon was recently held at the Melbourne Club for members of the Forbes Society. The Society, established by the Scotch College Foundation in 1996, honours in an appropriate way donors who make gifts of considerable generosity to the school or Foundation, and who have made, or are making, substantial contributions to the school's development.
It gave the President of the Foundation, Peter Joyce, much pleasure to extend membership of the Society to Kenneth Gifford QC, John and Louise Ayre, and Euan and Deborah Gronow.
Campaign Chairman, Campbell McComas, was Guest of Honour at the Annual OSCA London Dinner held at the Hyatt Carlton Tower in early October. In a call from France to Peter Crook, Campbell said that it was an extraordinary night. He commented that after showing the James Forbes Academy virtual reality video 'walk through' the Academy, discussion was 'appropriately' enthusiastic. Anthony Teasdale ('94), in a letter to Leigh McGregor published in this edition of Great Scot, said, 'the video was the highlight of the evening'.
Contact Peter Crook or Margaret Long on 9810 4300 for details about how you can support this incredible project.
Scotch College: ABN 86 852 826 445 ACN 005 650 395 CRICOS 00624A (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)