In 2009 the St Patrick’s College Wellington Foundation was established to reconnect today’s College with its family and to safeguard the College’s well being for future generations via bequests and other donated funds.
St Patrick's College has a rich history of over 130 years, and was founded on the generosity of spirit of the Society of Mary Fathers and Brothers and the financial generosity of numerous Wellingtonians and other New Zealanders. The College opened in 1885 only through the generosity of those donors determined to have their first Catholic boy's college. That philanthropy provided the foundation of Catholic education for successive generations of young men. It is from all of its past generations of Patricians and families that the Foundation seeks support to continue its work of supporting education today at St Pat's.
The Foundation is a charitable trust. In partnership with the College’s Proprietor the Foundation works effectively to ensure both the facilities and education programmes flourish for the benefit of our young Patricians.
Philanthropic support shown by our Old Boys, families both past and present, and of course the friends of the College, has reflected the sense of community that being a part of St Pat's engenders.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees, including representatives from the College's Proprietor, Board of Trustees, Old Boys and the College's Rector, to ensure financial support is strategically used. The Foundation is managed by the College's Development Manager. The office of the Development Manager is located at the College to ensure continuity, and the role reports directly to the College's Board of Proprietors and Rector.