The Lord Riche Society
The Lord Riche Society, named in recognition of the original benefactor of the School, has been established to express our gratitude to all who have generously given financially to further the education of Felsted pupils. We value every gift made to the School and are thankful to all of our donors whose generosity has provided many of the excellent facilities enjoyed by Felstedians and made significant contributions towards bursaries.
A list of all who have donated to the School is written up in selected School publications, subject of course to your permission to do so. We will also send out a yearly report to all donors to show the progress on our various projects during the course of each year.
In recognition of those who provide larger financial gifts to the School, we have established categories of membership of the Lord Riche Society.
All donors who give above £1,000 will automatically become Members of the Lord Riche Society and we will hold a 'thank you' event each year for Members.
Donors who give in excess of £50,000 will become Benefactors of the Lord Riche Society and in addition to the benefits of Membership, will have their name included on the Benefactors plaque at the School. Naming rights to certain rooms and other naming opportunities at the School will also be offered to Benefactors.
In addition to the benefits of Members and Benefactors, for those who have donated in excess of £250,000, a dinner will be hosted by the Headmaster and Governors each year. Naming rights for significant projects will be provided for Major Benefactors e.g. Music School, Pre-Preparatory School and the like.
Felsted School believes that those who choose to make a commitment to the future of the School through the provision of a legacy should be suitably recognised. We have therefore established the 1564 Society, acknowledging the Foundation year of the School, to both honour and thank those who have chosen to endow that future.
Membership of the Society is granted to all who have signified their intention to make a bequest to the School. Recognising that such a decision is often private and personal, the list of members is not published, but an annual lunch is held to offer the membership its thanks and keep them abreast of current development plans. The School also draws upon the experience and wisdom of 1564 Society Members to advise on its intentions for the future.
We very much hope that you will wish to become a member of this exclusive and very special donors’ society. If you have made a bequest to Felsted in your Will please contact the Development Office so that we can include you within the Society.
We recognise the goodwill expressed by many Old Felstedians through sending children and grandchildren to the School and we acknowledge this by making you Honorary Members or the Society.
Finally, our door is always open! If you have ideas or comments on fundraising we are always happy to hear from you. At the same time, if you ever have any questions regarding the School please do let us know and we will endeavour to reply in the appropriate manner.