From the earliest contributions to the more recent acts of philanthropy, Aitchison College has benefited greatly from the generous support of Old Boys and others who believe in the advancement of education. If you would like to support the College’s high standards of education or simply give back as an Old Aitchisonian, there are several ways for you to support us. Gifts to Aitchison College can be made for any of the following purposes:
After an historic reopening by Sayed Babar Ali, we welcome in the Old Building's new life as an A Level Centre in September this year. Generous donors raised 77 million rupees and we thank all those who came to the rescue. But donations are still welcome and needed. The total cost of the project was 100 million rupees, and we are keen to establish a trust fund for the long term maintenance of this iconic building.
We pay tribute to Old Boy architect Raees Faheem who oversaw the entire project, and who will continue to keep an eye on the building.
Financial constraints should not become a hurdle in the completion of a boy's education at Aitchison College. To this end, we wish to establish a Bursary Fund to help students in need. Bursaries are extremely important for extending the life-changing experience of an Aitchison education to boys (including new enrolments) from diverse and often remote backgrounds. By contributing to our Bursary Fund, you are helping some of the brightest young minds in the country. A bursary can be arranged individually or among a group of old boy donors. The Principal notes that “bursaries will be applied to help boys from outside the Punjab and who come from areas either remote or poor. Aitchison has a role to play here.”
The Board of Governors approved the Sporting Master Plan in 2019 and formed a committee for the purpose of implementing one of the largest projects since our foundation. The project already brings about massive change in the quality of our sporting facilities. Thus far, we have completed the new synthetic Jafar Memorial Hockey Pitch, inaugurated by old boy hockey great Hassan Sardar. The College has renovated the Jafar Pavilion with help from old boy architect Faisal Haroon, improving change rooms and offices and creating a superb main room celebrating our extraordinary hockey history. The Rifle Range has also been upgraded, now known as the ACOBA Rifle Range. In addition, we are shortly to celebrate the opening of our new Basketball Complex (Show Court, practice court and two additional courts) thanks to the generosity of the Dawood Family. Our Sports Project remains ambitious but we are slowly getting there. We are offering naming rights.
Our plan for a new multi-purpose gymnasium is available on the College website. We aim to raise 4 million USD.
A bequest can provide support for strengthening the College into the future. To continue our legacy and to build the base for future achievements, we look to our alumni community for support. By naming Aitchison as the beneficiary of a portion of y our estate, or of particular assets in y our estate, you will be making a consequential contribution to the future of the College. A bequest left to Aitchison College can be either named or made anonymously. It can be made in a variety of ways to reflect a person’s particular wishes. Bequests in support of Aitchison College should be left ideally for use at the College’s own discretion, for these will help the College meet its most pressing needs. Bequests will not be applied to running costs, salaries or other operating expenses, but in support of specific areas of the College’s operation such as libraries, bursaries, building projects or other areas of specific interest.