The Hutchins Foundation
The Hutchins School was founded in 1846, in honour of Archdeacon William Hutchins, via a trust fund established by a group of prominent citizens of Hobart who believed this to be the most appropriate way to honour the Archdeacon’s memory. This generosity is echoed over 170 years later with Hutchins continuing to prosper, due in part to contributions made by its benefactors enabling the School to undertake capital building works through the Building Fund and continue with its funds for Scholarships and Bursaries, and Library Resources.
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As the educational landscape shifts we need to change with it, to ensure our boys continue to succeed and flourish as true global citizens; boys with confidence and resilience, integrity and a generosity of spirit. The generous support of parents and the wider community enables The Hutchins Foundation to assist the School in providing unsurpassed opportunities for boys to become their best.
The Hutchins Foundation and its history
The Hutchins Foundation was founded in 1977 as the result of a vision by the School's Resource Planning Committee, which decided that debt incurred by the School should be serviceable without government assistance. With a constant shift in the educational climate this vision was never more relevant than it is today. The Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and is administered by a Board of Directors.
The ensure the future of Hutchins by supporting the School in an ongoing capacity.
To enable a financially secure school where each student is able to develop their personal best.
The Foundation was established to fulfil a number of objectives:
- To assist with standards , status, facilities and traditions of the School
- To build and maintain a culture of philanthropy, service and giving
- To promote and support a globally minded school community through local, national and international relationships and partnerships
- To involve committed and experienced directors, staff and members in Foundation activities to ensure best practice governance
View the Foundation Constitution as at October 2011
President, Mr Ian T Johnston
Member of the Investment, Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
Ian is Managing Director of Johnstone McGee and Gandy Pty Ltd, Consulting Engineers and Director of the Ian Harrington Group of Companies. Past Director of The Hutchins School Board and past Chair of The Hutchins School Property and Development Commitee. Fellow of Engineers Australia and Fellow of The Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Robin Allardice B.Com, FCA, MAICD
Chairman of the Investment, Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
Robin is a Director at Bentleys Tasmania Group: Accountants and Business Advisors. Member and Deputy Chair of St Michael’s Collegiate School Board of Management, Chair of St Michael’s Collegiate School Finance and Internal Audit Committee, Trustee of the Collegiate Foundation, Chair of St Michael’s Collegiate School Investment Committee. Robin is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years' experience in both professional practice and industry with extensive experience as a Board Member of not-for-profit organisations.
Mr Simon Bamford
Member of the Membership & Fundraising Committee
Simon has a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) at the University of Tasmania, extensive experience in engineering contracting and management with family business (20 years), Glenorchy City Council (10 years) and Southern Water (5 years). Simon is currently a self-employed property manager and developer.
Mrs Kristian Falconer BA, GDip, F. P. GAICD
Chair of the Hutchins Art Prize Committee
Kristian is an adviser with Falconer Advisers with over 17 years’ experience in the Financial Planning Industry holding AFP membership with the Financial Planning Association.
Mrs Jenny Inglis BA (Hons), Dip. Ed.
Chair of the Membership & Fundraising Committee
Jenny is a teacher, early childhood educator and property manager. A former member of the Minister for Education’s Child Care Advisory Council and a past member of the Schools’ Registration Board. Jenny has more than 30 years’ experience in planning, management and fundraising roles for a variety of school and community organisations.
Mr Tim Johnstone
Member of the Membership & Fundraising Committee
Tim has over 30 years’ experience in the Tasmanian and Melbourne commercial real estate markets, and was appointed a Director of Edwards Windsor in 1994. Tim has been on the Executive of the Property Council of Australia for the past nine years and is the current President. Tim is also President of the Sandy Bay Lions Junior Football Club.
Mrs Veronika Maddock LLB, MLS, MAL., Grad. Dip SS
Member of the Investment Finance, Audit & Risk Committee
Practitioner Supreme Court of Tasmania – lawyer and Director of the Hutchins Foundation since 1998. Veronika has extensive experience in management of investment portfolios and investment properties.
Mr John St Hill
Chair of the Bequest Committee
John is a Sales Executive at Motors Pty Ltd with extensive experience within the motor industry over many years. Past President of the HSOBA and Chairman of the Bequest Committee.
Mrs Di Troon
Member of the Bequest Committee
Di has a background in advertising, marketing and training. She is also a past President of The Hutchins Foundation Board; P&P Committee; Hutchins Art Prize and Magenta & Black Students’ Art Exhibition (current); 1989 Hutchins Prefects’ Prize-Students 10–12.
The 1846 Society
The 1846 Society was established by The Hutchins Foundation to formally recognise members of the School community who have made provision for the School in their estate planning. Membership to The 1846 Society is open to anyone who indicates they have made a bequest, be it financial or otherwise, to Hutchins.
By including The Hutchins Foundation in your will you will be afforded automatic membership of The 1846 Society, which has been established for like-minded supporters who share a common bond of having included the School or Foundation in their will.
Bequests to The Hutchins Foundation might take the form of a sum of money, a percentage of your estate (3–5% is not uncommon), one or more assets (e.g. yacht, real estate, shares, etc.), a residual bequest (after allowing for members of your family), or a contingency bequest (should those for whom you have provided pre-decease you).
Members of The 1846 Society enjoy invitations to special Society events, VIP invitations to certain school events, a new and uniquely-struck Society lapel badge, and recognition on a special honour roll of Society members.
You may also wish to take advantage of our free will service available to members of the Hutchins community who wish to have a new will written or a codicil attached to their existing will. For more information, please contact Mr Michael Thornton, Director of Development on phone (03) 6221 4257.
Please discuss your testamentary plans with your family prior to settling on a bequest to The Hutchins Foundation.