The Clongowes Foundation was formed in 2004 as a charitable trust to fundraise for College capital development and the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme. Clongowes has made great progress over the past twelve years, enhancing the campus with fine new facilities including the James Joyce Library, the Science, Art and Technology building, the Sports Hall and a Co-operative Learning Centre. A 25 metre indoor swimming pool is under construction and is scheduled to open to our students in June 2017.
The Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme was established in 2007 with a target that ten per cent of our student population would be in receipt of bursaries. The programme, which has been a wonderful success, is now in its tenth year and four groups have already graduated.
The Clongowes Foundation Team
Joe Rooney (OC ’79) – Chair of Fundraising
Michelle Burke – Fundraising Manager
The Foundation’s aims to nurture relationships and secure funding to realise the agreed development plans of the College and the Alberto Hurtado Bursary Programme. It supports our alumni with networking events in Ireland, London, the USA, Hong Kong and Australia and through initiatives such as ‘The Alumnus of the Year Award’ and the ‘Clongowes Mentor Programme’ making Clongowes relevant to all our Old Clongownians today.
Experience tells us that to achieve success we need gifts at all levels from as many of our constituents as possible. These include alumni, parents of alumni, current parents, the Jesuit Community, friends of Clongowes and Trusts. We welcome all gifts, at all levels and at your own capacity.