We hope that the current generation will continue that tradition. Your donation will support our continuing commitment to providing world-class facilities, and to widening access as far as we are able. We invite you to contribute to the shaping of future generations.
There are many different ways to donate. Donations can be made to the Foundation, over the telephone or online. There are other ways to donate, such as through shares or legacies, corporate giving or transfer of assets, and we can provide help for overseas residents and information about Gift Aid.
You cana make a single or a regular donation to The Oundle School Foundation (Registered charity number 1075698) by downloading and completing the relevant donation forms below:
Make a Tax-Efficient Gift of Shares
If you wish to make a gift and take a US income tax deduction, you may make a donation to the British Schools and Universities Foundation (BSUF) Inc. This is a charitable organisation recognised by the US Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c) (3) of their Codes. The BSUF’s Federal ID Number is 13-616-1189.
The BSUF has formally approved Oundle School as a full member.
You should express ‘a preference for Oundle’ in your transmittal letter, not on your cheque, which is to be drawn to the order of the British Schools and Universities Foundation. Such preferences are respected by the BSUF, but all grants are made at its sole discretion, as required by the IRS.
The BSUF is a charitable organisation founded over 40 years ago to enable US residents to support British schools and universities in a tax efficient manner. It represents over 100 famous schools and universities including Harrow, Uppingham, Sherborne, Bedford, Eton and Rugby – to name but a few. As a result, our membership will entitle you to receive full tax exemption status.
Please complete the BSUF form below and post it, together with your cheque. If you wish the tax deduction within the current calendar year, you should send your gift no later than four weeks in advance of 31 December. Please email the Oundle Society advising us of the amount of your donation and whether you have a preference for how your gift is used. If you do not specify a preference it will be directed to our Unrestricted General Fund.
If you have any questions, please contact The Oundle Society
Oundle School has established an approved Hong Kong charity, The Friends of Oundle School (Hong Kong) Ltd.
Donations made to the School through this body can benefit from Hong Kong tax laws.
In order to make a donation, funds should be directed to the following account:
Account name: Friends of Oundle School (Hong Kong) Ltd
Bank details: Bank of East Asia
Account number: HKD current a/c: 015-514-40-76160-5
Multi currencies statement savings a/c: 015-514-25-14670-2
All administration matters for the charity are handled by Mark Reeves (C 80) and his company. Please contact both Mark Reeves and the Oundle Society to inform them of any donations that you make, and advise them of which fund you would like your donation to be directed towards: The Sports MasterPlan; Life-Changing Bursary Scheme; Endowment Fund for Scholarships and Bursaries; Unrestricted General Funds.
12A/F, OTB Building
160 Gloucester Road
Hong Kong SAR
T: 852 2528 2588
The Friends of Oundle School Ltd is a body set up to bring together all the friends of Oundle in Hong Kong, Old Oundelians and parents, whether current, past or future, as well as to foster a sense of the Oundle community. The aim is to encourage visits by School musicians and sports teams and to promote regular social events and reunions for parents and OOs. It is also possible to conduit donations to the Oundle School Foundation.
The following are directors of the HK charity.
Mr George Cautherley (B 61), Chairman
Mr Mark Reeves (C 80), Secretary
Mrs Sarah Kerr-Dineen (Head)
Mr Matthew Dear (Director of Development)
Mr Jeremy Pong (Ldr 83)
Mr Carter Ting (Current Parent)
Oundle is a school built largely on bequests and the philanthropy of its alumni and friends. Many of the buildings you see around the School today, such as the Chapel, the successor to the Workshops, The Stahl Theatre and the Cricket Pavilion, have been funded by gifts from OOs and parents.
The financial seed from which the School has grown and flourished over the centuries was the legacy bequeathed by its founder, Sir William Laxton. He was an Oundle boy who went on to become Lord Mayor of London. When he died in 1556 he left a gift in his will to The Worshipful Company of Grocers they should re-establish and support his former ‘gild’ school in Oundle.
Legacies play a vital part in helping the School to provide the highest quality of education. If you have appreciated the excellence of an Oundle education, we encourage you to consider leaving a legacy to ensure that future generations continue to benefit.
Although your testamentary intentions are of course personal and private, if you intend to remember Oundle in your will we should be delighted if you would notify us (ideally by completing our Legacy Intention Form) so that we may recognise your generosity. All legators become members of the William Laxton Society, set up to encourage the making of bequests and to provide an opportunity for the School to show its appreciation of its testamentary benefactors. The Society’s membership currently stands at over 200 and is steadily increasing. It holds an annual event for members.
Making a bequest is simple: it can be included in a new will or added as a Codicil to your existing will. It will be free from inheritance tax. You may, if you wish, direct your gift to be used for a particular purpose within the School.