We are reaping the benefits of the enhanced facilities and educational programs, made possible thanks to $3 million worth of support from our community since 2012. The results have been transformational, helping us to provide an inspirational environment for first-class teaching and learning at St Paul's.
Contributing to the First-class Campus Fund stands as a powerful testament to our school's steadfast dedication to placing student and staff wellbeing at the forefront of our priorities.
At present, our focus is on a project—a new outdoor dining space designed to expand the capacity of our dining room. This innovative area will accommodate over 150 people and include built-in BBQ and entertainment spaces. The anticipated completion date for this exciting addition is March 2024. We look forward to further enriching the St Paul's experience and creating an even more vibrant and inclusive community.
St Paul's is committed to providing an education tailored to the unique needs of our young people. We believe this education should be accessible to any student with the ability and attitude to benefit, irrespective of their financial circumstances. Supporting these students isn't just an act of generosity; it's an investment in our collective future.
In 2022, the generosity of our community enabled nine students to pursue their educational dreams at St Paul's. Yet, there remains more work ahead.
Your meaningful contribution to the Futures Fund empowers young individuals like Venessa to transform their aspirations into reality at St Paul's.
In 2023, the St Paul's Foundation received a modest donation to establish an Endowment for the school - The 1959 fund is a symbol of faith in St Paul's and the important role it has in educating our young people.
The purpose of the 1959 Endowment Fund is to invest and build on the capital so that ultimately the interest earned on the investment can be used to further support the educational offerings to St Paul's students. The long-term goal of this fund is to supply money in perpetuity, which can be used to support a variety of St Paul's projects.
It is our goal to continue to grow this fund and aim to reach $5m by 2030. This target is ambitious, and with your help, we are committed to achieving it. A contribution to the 1959 Endowment Fund will leave an enduring legacy for the future of St Paul's, solidifying its impact for generations to come.