With your help we are transforming the way to teach boys

But this cannot happen with fees alone. For more than 130 years BGS has advanced through the generosity of our benefactors.

Our promise to you – not one cent of your donations will go into the general operational accounts of the School.
All donations are protected in separate accounts and carefully allocated to projects identified and the current priority or to the area of interest nominated by the donor.

How your support assists the School


The best learning environment


Strengthening our future


Opportunity to transform lives

One day. A lifetime of opportunity.

On Wednesday 21 June, something magical is happening.

Brighton Grammar’s 2017 Annual Appeal will aim to raise a record sum of $200,000. In just 24 hours.

The money raised will fund a means-tested scholarship for a boy who otherwise simply wouldn’t be able to afford a BGS education.

Every dollar will be matched by our three generous benefactors – or ‘matchers’ – so your donation goes four times further.

But there’s a catch – it’s all or nothing. 

Help us transform a boy’s life in just one day. 

How donors are making a difference

Donor funds new scholarship

An anonymous donor has fully funded a new scholarship to be known as the Briars Scholarship, to enable the son of a single parent to attend BGS. 

This is a means tested scholarship which will cover 100% of tuition costs for the student from Year 7 to 12.  The first recipient will join the School in 2015.

Brighton grammar boys enjoy the Buddy system on an excursion

Wellness Centre fully funded from philanthropy

The construction of the new Well-being Centre supporting our strategic priority of enhancing the well-being of boys, staff, parents and the local community, will commence early 2016.

This project which will cost $900,000  has been fully funded through the generosity of donors. 

New Asian Studies Endowment

BGS has established the Urwin Asian Studies Endowment Fund with an anonymous and very large gift from a past parent. The Fund will support our boys develop a deeper knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history, geography, culture, arts and literature of the diverse countries of Asia.

This will occur through teacher development and exchange, student study tours and by forming alliances and connections with industry.

Donations from others interested in supporting this initiative are welcomed.

Brighton Grammar School, Class of 2018 Student, Dan Canta, who swam the English Channel

Thanks - you're changing my life!

‘Being given the opportunity to go to such an amazing school has honestly changed my life.
I am amazed by the sheer amount of effort put in by staff who are extremely supportive caring for you academically but also supporting you as you progress through the School.’

Dan, Recipient of the John Gray Scholarship

What difference will your donation make?

Some donors can give $25, some $100 and others $100,000 or more.  It’s entirely up to you.  Giving is a personal decision and all gift amounts remain confidential.

But every gift is important to us. No matter large or small – every gift helps the School. Some donors can give $25, some $100 and others $100,000 or more.  It’s entirely up to you.  

Giving is a personal decision and all gift amounts remain confidential. But every gift is important to us.

Annual Appeal

The annual appeal targets projects which will have immediate benefit to the boys. The goal is not about large donations, but rather having large numbers of people from the BGS community supporting the Appeal.

Regular monthly giving

A new opportunity that exists to support BGS is to make a small monthly gift every month that is automatically deducted from your credit card. By giving each month you can support the School to the level you want without it affecting your current financial circumstances.

Providing on-going support in this way reduces our administration costs and allows the School to confidently plan ahead, knowing those funds are available. We will keep you informed about how you are helping and at the end of each financial year we will mail you a receipt that summarises your tax deductible donations.

Transformational major gifts

To learn more about making a transformational gift to the School talk to John Phillips,
Director of Advancement on 8591 2280.




Leave a lasting legacy

A bequest in your will is perhaps the easiest way to make a significant and carefully planned gift to the School without it affecting your current circumstances.

Talk to our bequest specialist. Phone Peter Toms on 03 8591 2274.

Recognising donors


The Themi Sitzoukis Tennis Court named in recognition of the generosity of Paul and Sophie Sitzoukis.

We are so grateful to those who choose to make a donation to BGS.

So we recognize those people in many ways

  • Annual Donor List published in the Meliora Sequamur
  • Invitation to attend the Annual Benefactor Service and morning tea
  • Inclusion on donor Honour Board
  • Named rooms, facilities, prizes, scholarships
  • Membership in the Chairman’s Circle, established to thank and recognise those donors who have given $50,000 or more to the School.
  • Membership of the Sequamur Society, established to honour those who have confirmed  their intention to leave a gift to the School in their will.