Ways to Support St Peter’s

Ways to Support St Peter’s

There are many ways to support St Peter’s and make an important contribution – by giving a cash donation, making a bequest or an endowment, providing sponsorship, or gifting other assets. You can make an unrestricted gift to be used at the discretion of the Foundation Board, or alternatively you may want to designate your gift to support an area of particular interest to you, your family or business, or to initiate a new project. You may wish to honour someone special – a family member or someone who has made an outstanding contribution in their chosen field. Funds received are distributed by the Foundation Board of Trustees at its discretion and according to the wishes of benefactors. Naming rights to buildings and facilities are also handled by the Foundation. St Peter’s relationships with our benefactors and management of the Foundation’s activities are the responsibilities of the Advancement Office.

Cash Donations

All gifts make a difference. Make a one-off donation or contribute by direct debit at intervals of your choice; and donate to the project of your choice. You can make an online donation here.


There are many opportunities for corporate, trust and individual sponsorships at St Peter’s. You may wish to consider sponsorship of a capital project, research project, scholarship or prize, or one of a range of educational, cultural and sporting events which occur each year. Please contact the Director of Marketing and Communications, Ruth Crampton to discuss your options in greater detail.

Sponsorships currently available are:

  • St Peter’s Rowing – download the prospectus here
  • St Peter’s Rugby – download the prospectus here
Endowments & Naming Rights

An endowment is another way to make a significant and lasting gift to St Peter’s. The capital gifted is invested in perpetuity and only the interest is used, for scholarships or other programmes of donor interest. Please contact the Advancement Office to discuss your options in greater detail.


You can support the St Peter’s Foundation by making provision in your will. If you are considering making provision for St Peter’s in your will, please contact the Director of Advancement. We will work with you on the bequest options that best suit your requirements. We also recommend that you consult your legal adviser. If you are planning to include the St Peter’s Foundation in your will, please let us know so that we can express our appreciation and acknowledge your gift during your lifetime. Please click here to read more about the “Structa Saxo Society”.

Download our Bequests Brochure here.

Gifts of Other Assets

You may wish to name the St Peter’s Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy. Gifts of stocks, shares, bonds or real estate may represent an appreciating investment, providing important resources for St Peter’s to achieve its mission. The Foundation also appreciates gifts of significant artworks, musical instruments or cultural collections, which are relevant to our areas of scholarship.

Overseas Donors

The St Peter’s Foundation is able to accept tax-efficient international gifts by using the Charities Aid Foundation. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), a trusted and well-established international organisation, offering solutions in many countries. Please contact the Director of Advancement to discuss your options in greater detail.

Donor Recognition

We acknowledge our major donors and sponsors in a variety of ways. If you wish to be publicly recognised for your generosity, we offer a range of options depending on the level of your support – naming rights, an article in one of our publications, inclusion in donor lists, and external publicity. We also host a number of events throughout the year to which our donors and sponsors are invited.

Tax Incentives for Giving

Since 2008 all charitable contributions made in New Zealand are subject to a 33.33% tax rebate, no matter what your normal income tax band, up to a limit of total net income for all gifts in a given tax year. This means that a gift of $100 will only cost the donor $66.67 once the tax rebate is taken into consideration. 

Current St Peter’s Foundation Funds

The following Trust Funds have been established to support the development of the School and our students in the future:

  • Foundation Endowment Fund – comprises gifts to the Foundation that do not have any specific purpose and can be used by the Foundation at its discretion, mostly for scholarships.
  • Preserved Capital Funds – comprises of endowed gifts to the Foundation for specific purposes. Dividend income is used to pay annual disbursements from the funds.
  • Special Purpose Funds – contain gifts to the Foundation for specific ongoing purposes.
  • General Sponsorship Fund – for particular sponsorship agreements.
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