“What used to be a government school, a state school, is now a community school. And the community must “own” that school, develop it and fund it, and consequently it behoves all of us to get on with the job and do what we possibly can to make sure that the school not only survives, but survives at the standard and level that we have expected of it over all these years.”
With these words, a call-to-action to our community, College Old Boy and former Headmaster of Maritzburg College, Mr Keith Olivier formally introduced the Olivier Bequest Appeal to members of the College community at an intimate gathering of representatives from the Old Boys, Foundation, School and wider community held at this past week.
The Olivier Bequest Appeal, an initiative conceptualised and administered through the Maritzburg College Foundation, provides a formal framework that will enable Old Boys and members of our College community to leave a lasting legacy to Maritzburg College through a testamentary bequest in their wills.
Persons considering leaving a bequest will be able to do so through the amending of their will or through the completion of a codicil that is complementary to an existing will.
A bequest will provide the opportunity to establish a scholarship to support a talented and deserving College boy, to help advance the quality of education at College through various mechanisms or to preserve or improve our infrastructure to create a first-class campus and learning environment. No matter where the support is eventually directed, the legacy being left by a generous benefactor will have an important impact on Maritzburg College with far-reaching positive consequences.
In acknowledgement of their commitment to College, members of the Olivier Bequest Appeal, and their families, will receive regular updates on the impact of their bequest and the assurance that assurance that their bequest will be administered to the benefit of the school.
Persons wishing to find out more about the Olivier Bequest Appeal are invited to contact Mr Keith Olivier directly or they may engage with Mr Andrew Soden from the College Foundation.
Mr Keith Olivier (083 280 3965)
Mr Andrew Soden (083 456 1092)
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