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We are often asked the question how is the Foundation funded? The answer is not simple. Funding our Foundation pupils and outreach costs approximately £1.5 million each year, with those costs only looking to increase in the future.  

When the charity was originally established in 1813, it was fully funded through the Annual Appeal; however, today there is no silver bullet. We are not an endowed school nor do we have a “godparent” organisation to support us. The Appeal is still a major source of funding but, increasingly, our children are supported directly by trusts and charities or individual giving programmes such as our Alumni Syndicates and Parent Appeal. 

The long-term viability of the Foundation is our utmost concern and so we have established our endowment funds, whereby only the income is used for annual support; this includes any legacy gifts we receive. Thus, our donors know that they will be supporting Foundation pupils each year permanently. Our target for all our endowments is £10 million; we currently have approximately £3.5 million under management. 
The School donates 4% of Gross Fee Income to the Foundation. This amount donated by the School fully covers all the operating and fundraising costs of the Foundation with the remainder going to direct pupil costs.

Donations come in all sizes and we are grateful for each and every one. Bringing them all together allows us to continue to change the course of children’s lives for now and for many years to come. 

If you'd like to contact us about your donation, please email Development & External Relations Director, Kathryn Bartram kbartram@reeds.surrey.sch.uk

Thank you for your support.

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ANNUAL FOUNDATION APPEAL

In 1815 the first Annual Foundation Appeal was made to the City to fund the London Orphan Asylum (the original name of Reed’s School) and aroused the interest of the Royal Family and the Duke of Wellington, amongst others. Under the auspices of an Annual Appeal President, fundraising dinners were held and eminent guest speakers, such as Charles Dickens, heard.

Past Appeal Presidents have included: The Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Devonshire, Timothy Guinness, Lionel de Rothschild and several Royal Highnesses, The Princes of Wales (HM King Edward VII, HM King George V and HM King George VI).  The Appeal has been held every year since, making it one of the oldest appeals of its kind in the country.

PRESIDENTS OF THE ANNUAL FOUNDATION APPEAL (SINCE 1815)

Derek Riches, Appeal President, 2020-2021

Derek Riches croppedBorn in 1943 in Ewell in Surrey, I started my education at the local primary school and progressed from there to Grammar School. In 1956, an obsession with the Rock n Roll revolution saw me form a band, and by 1959 music was my only interest and academia took a back seat. It was put forward by my headmaster that there was little point in my pursuing further education and he politely suggested that I not return for the Autumn term. In late October that year, I joined Smith Brothers, a City Stock Jobbing firm as a ledger clerk. Through application, the necessity to succeed in something, and some luck in timing, a career opened up before me.

In a short period of time, I became a red button, a blue button, and in 1964 an authorised dealer on the floor of the Stock Exchange. Membership followed in 1967, and a Partnership in 1969. In 1985 I joined the main Board of Smith Brothers after incorporation, and in 1994 became Managing Director of Smith Brothers Broker Services, focussing on the development of relationships in the private client community. In 1998 I was asked by the Business Secretary to chair the Treasury working party on the importance of SMEs to the economy.

After a brief retirement, I joined the Board of Equity from 1999 to 2003, followed by the non-executive chairmanship of Equity Development Ltd. Finally from 2004-2008 I was a non-executive Director of RAB Capital Plc.

I have throughout my life enjoyed and participated in rowing, skiing, and equestrianism, and I have a long-standing love of wine!

During my time on the Stock Exchange Floor, we were always part of the Annual Reed's Foundation Appeal, so it was truly an honour to be asked to be the President of the 205th Appeal and to hopefully be able to contribute to the wonderful work of the Reed's Foundation.

DONATE TO THE ANNUAL FOUNDATION APPEAL

SPONSOR A CHILD

Designed for donors who wish to commit to larger, regular donations with the option of a named bursary.

The Fund enriches the lives of children through means-tested bursaries (where there is a strong financial and pastoral need) or award (where there is significant achievement in a field). The donor can specify to which of these elements they would like their donation to be applied. The minimum donation is £1,000 per annum.

DONATE TO THE 'SPONSOR A CHILD' FUND

OR FOUNDATION APPEAL

The OR Foundation Appeal allows individuals from across our alumni community to  support the Andrew Reed Foundation.  100% of all donations go directly to supporting the education and welfare of Foundation pupils.

We also have special OR funds named in memory of former pupils of Reed’s School, such as the Simon Church & Jonathan Turner Bursary Fund and the Hylke van Slooten Memorial Fund.  

DONATE TO OR FOUNDATION APPEAL

ANDREW REED FOUNDATION PARENTS' APPEAL

The Andrew Reed Foundation is the heart and soul of Reed’s, in fact, it is the reason that the School exists. Our Founder’s vision of providing orphaned children with an education in a family-like environment drives the academic and pastoral agenda of the School to this day.

Each year there are approximately 70 Foundation pupils at the School, all of whom have suffered from acute family trauma.  By coming together as a school community, we can collectively provide these Foundation children with the stability and support they need in the present and a future full of potential. Every pound donated goes directly to supporting our Foundation pupils.

DONATE TO ANDREW REED FOUNDATION PARENTS' APPEAL

ENDOWMENT FUNDS

The Andrew Reed Growth Fund was established in 2013 in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Foundation.

All donations to this endowment growth fund are invested with the intention that only income generated is used to support Foundation pupils, and that the base capital will not be touched, thus ensuring that any donation is truly a gift in perpetuity.

Recent gifts to the endowment fund have included the Cazenove Bursary, The Harvey Music Awards and the Richard William Gregory Legacy (see Notable Benefactions). 

If you are interested in leaving an endowed gift, please use the link below or contact us to discuss. 

DONATE TO THE ENDOWMENT FUND

LEGACY GIFTS AND THE ANDREW REED SOCIETY

Everyone wants to make their mark on the world and to have their lives remembered and celebrated; making a legacy pledge to the Reed’s Foundation does exactly that in a way that will last forever. 

Legacy gifts are invested in our endowment fund, whereby only the income generated is used to support Foundation pupils; the base donation will not be touched, thus ensuring that it is a gift in perpetuity recognising the legacy of the donor. 

All who have pledged or given to our legacy endowment fund, automatically become a valued member of the Andrew Reed Society.  If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift, please contact us to discuss. 

To find out more about our legacy giving programme, please download our brochure:

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RICHARD GARRETT AWARD

Richard Garrett was a long-serving teacher at Reed's School and, upon his retirement, when discussing how best to recognise his 37 years of outstanding service to Reed’s School, he said that he did not want a hall or building named after him but would like a Foundation award in his name.

Consequently, we have established the Richard Garrett Award, which is an endowment fund to which Foundation pupils can apply to receive funding towards extra-curricular activities and programmes which enhance their understanding of the School’s values.

DONATE TO THE RICHARD GARRETT AWARD

GIFT AID

Gift Aid is very important to us!  If you are a UK taxpayer, the Foundation can reclaim tax of 25% on your donation which makes a huge difference. 

So, if you are eligible, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration form:

Also, if you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.
If you have any queries, please contact us.

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