J$100 MILLION CAMPAIGN
April 16, 1925, Kingston College was founded by Lord Bishop of Jamaica, George Frederick Cecil de Carteret. Fr. Percival Gibson (later Bishop Gibson in 1947) became the first headmaster of a downtown school with a modest beginning of 49 students and 3 teachers to provide poor black boys with a secondary education. It was the first headmaster’s vision, that Kingston College would develop well-balanced Christian gentlemen with excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities both in Jamaica and albeit the world. Today, this school of humble beginnings has become a premier institution for academics and outstanding sportsmanship.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Kingston College and to continue the vision of the first headmaster- Bishop Percival Gibson; to create a world-class institution that will transform young men into adults that would be national and international leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities for the 21st century and beyond. Fortis and Friends Foundation will partner with the KC Centenary Steering Committee and Kingston College Old Boys Association (international) to raise J$100 million.
The impact of the $100 million dollar campaign will be significant. The funds will be used to continue the vision of the first and current headmasters of Kingston College, and will provide the necessary capital to achieve the school’s current strategic and infrastructure plans.
Fortis and Friends targets a wide range of potential donors including Kingston College Old Boys and their families, parents, staff, and others. In addition, we will also target philanthropic foundations, corporations, and other organizations that may be interested in supporting the school's mission. We believe that old boys and their families, and friends of Kingston College have a special connection to the school and will be key contributors to the success of this campaign.