Palmer Endowment Fund (established in 2007)
Donors: Sir Geoffry Palmer (1955-59) and John Palmer (1960-64)
This fund has contributed to establishing a “professional learning circles” model of staff professional development at the College. This is globally endorsed in the research literature as ‘best and exemplary practice in facilitating the improvement of teaching excellence’.
The Palmer Scholar fund in 2014 will be used this year to commission an independent school climate and cultural audit using Jon Winder (an Old Boy and Director at the Sephira Institute).
Lamb Environmental Fund (established in 2005)
Donor: Professor Peter Lamb (1960-64), Professor of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma, USA.
This fund supports senior school academic programmes in Environmental Geography. The fund also supports the native plant nursery/shade house complex and the beekeeping and honey production initiative.
Krammer Sports Endowment Fund (established in 2009)
The fund has been established to encourage participation in the achievement of excellence at Nelson College. Beneficiaries of the fund are Nelson College students whose parents/caregivers have difficulty meeting the increased costs of their sons representing the College.