Trust Foundation History
Established in 1978 the Nelson College Trust Foundation is an independent body established to recognise and involve Old Boys and supporters of Nelson College in the College’s pursuit of excellence.
The Foundation was restructured in 2009. Its current structure reflects the best practice models in place in New Zealand’s strongest state and independent schools and many universities throughout the world.
As a high performing school, Nelson College recognises the outstanding quality of its Old Boys and supporters and sees them as vitally important partners in the future development of the College.
Since its inception the Trust has received support from generous donors, these are administered by the Trust in accordance with the wishes of the donor or in support of specific projects. The Trust acknowledges and values the past donors and all those involved in the development of the Trust.
Trust Foundation Aims
The Nelson College Trust Foundation invites Old Boys and supporters to join Nelson College in support of excellence by contributing to an endowment fund to ensure the long term sustainability of the College, providing income for distribution to the College that is used to give the students facilities and opportunities that they would not get by relying on state funding.
Government funding cannot be relied upon to provide more than the basic requirements for the school. Raising these additional funds will enable the Trust to enhance the school facilities and programmes for all the College students.
The Trust Foundation provides the opportunity for Old Boys and supporters of the College to maintain their affiliation with the College whilst furthering the opportunities for the students of today and the future.