HSOG Community

We are immensely grateful for the support from our global HSOG Community.

We would like to thank the following for their generosity and support in contributing to the Annual Fund 2022/23, with thanks also to our donors who wish to remain anonymous.

Sadly, the School recognises that some of the names shown in this list have since passed away. Where this is the case, donor names will be italicised.

HSOG 900

The High School has a long history of philanthropy, notably demonstrated by the determination and generosity of former pupils and friends who played a pivotal role in rescuing the School in 1976 when it was faced with the prospect of closure.  

As we approach our 900th anniversary, it is our goal to both continue and broaden this culture of philanthropy through ongoing investment in both our infrastructure and outreach.   

On Monday 22nd January 2024, we will formally launch our 900 Campaign and we are delighted to announce that former Rector, Colin Mair, has agreed to head up our fundraising campaign as Campaign Chair, supported by Governor, Neil Watson as Deputy Campaign Chair.    

Commenting, Colin Mair said: “This is a hugely significant year for The High School of Glasgow and I am honoured to be able to give something back to the School that means so much to me. Working alongside Neil Watson, Deputy Campaign Chair, Karen McDonald, Director of External Relations and her team, as well as volunteers within the School community, it is our aim to create an enduring legacy for the High School for generations to come.” 

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is of paramount importance to the fundraising efforts of the School. Each year since its inception in 2013, the Annual Fund report demonstrates the impact of philanthropy, with over 1,000 gifts from the HSOG Community resulting in over £1,000,000 being raised.

Philanthropy supports a wide range of projects at the High School including the provision of bursaries – providing the means for as many pupils of ability as possible to attend the School, whatever their family’s financial circumstances.

The Annual Fund also allows for the completion of short term projects at both the Junior and Senior Schools. Over the years, the Annual Fund has contributed to upgrading the Junior School Assembly Hall and Senior School Lecture Theatre. The Pipe Band have benefitted from new equipment and our Senior School Assembly Hall has a new organ. The School received a new minibus, alongside matching livery for the existing bus. The Annual Fund has provided funding for the water-based Astro Pitch at Old Anniesland, as well as the state of the art Health and Wellbeing Centre at the Senior School. Additionally, War Memorial benches have been purchased for our memorial garden.

The High School mission is one of all-round excellence, and the Annual Fund allows us to pursue this vision by developing areas of school life in which all our pupils can thrive.

Without your support all this would not be possible.

Annual Fund 2022/23

Leaving a Legacy

The High School has a centuries’ long history which we carry with us today. Our School song speaks of a ‘high tradition’ of learning and preparing the way for the next generation. Today, this tradition is most effectively supported by those members of the School community who choose to leave a legacy gift to the School. A legacy gift is a lasting and impactful statement of your affection for and belief in the High School and paves the way for future generations of pupils to benefit from an ever-improving, ever-striving School.

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International Donors

Donate from the USA and Canada

If you live in the USA or Canada and you would like to make a donation to The High School of Glasgow, there are ways of making your donation tax-efficient. You can donate through Chapel & York where you can make a single or regular donation, to donate please visit:

Other International Donors

Donations from anywhere in the world can be made by credit or debit card online, cheque/banker’s draft, or international bank transfer. Please contact the Development Office for more details.

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