The Board of Governors established the Development Office in 2012 to strengthen the relationship between the School and its alumni community and to facilitate fundraising initiatives.
Since that time more than 2,000 alumni (former pupils), ex-staff and past parents have attended a range of events held at the School, around Worcester and in London. Thousands of alumni from both RGS and The Alice Ottley School receive regular news and updates in the RGS Times, in the Alumni Annual Review, by e-mailshots, Facebook and Twitter posts and through the LinkedIn alumni group.
The Development Office increased additional income to the School as well as supporting a number of other initiatives with alumni and parents providing voluntary donations to support the School. Gifts received have gone towards the 20/20 Bursary Campaign, the hardship fund, the refurbishment of Perrins Hall, the provision of an Observatory and the awarding of School Prizes.
In 2017, to further embed voluntary giving to assist the School and its pupils, the Board of Governors approved the creation of a separate charity that would raise funds for the express purpose of benefiting RGS Worcester. This new registered charity is The RGSW and AOS Foundation. The Foundation Office has continued the work started in 2012 and will continue to grow the interaction between the School and its alumni while also raising funds for bursaries and capital projects.
I wish to thank Andrew Greenway for taking on the role of Foundation Chairman and to recognise his fellow Trustees for the work they are doing on behalf of current and future pupils, as well as the School itself.
However, you may wish to define your relationship with the School, I do look forward to meeting you at future alumni events and welcoming you back to your School. I also wish to thank you in anticipation for assisting the School by supporting the Foundation.
Mr John Pitt