AN ENDOWMENT FUND
TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
An Invitation to Invest in the Future
All past students and friends of the Kingston Technical
High School (KTHS) are invited to support the establishment and
consolidation of the KTHS Endowment Fund, which is being established
under the auspices of the KTHS Past Students Association.
Why a KTHS Endowment Fund?
Most persons, regardless of their level of success in life,
feel an urge to “give something back” to their alma mater, the
school that nurtured and prepared them for the world. For most schools in
Jamaica, including KTHS, public resources need to be supplemented by private
contributions to support the education of future generations of leaders and
responsible citizens. Educational institutions worldwide that have achieved
excellence are known to enjoy solid support from their alumni. Many KTHS past
students feel this same urge to support their alma mater. Several have made
significant contributions directly to the school over the years, and some may
wish to continue contributing to the institution in this way. Our intention in
establishing an Endowment Fund for the school, however, is to build up
and sustain a permanent capital facility, which will yield a regular and
predictable annual income that will be applied to specific projects at KTHS.
Target Size of the Endowment Fund
The Steering Committee agreed that the initial target
size of the Fund will be J$30,000 000.
It is hoped to adjust this target upward in due course, depending on the level
of support for the Fund by KTHS alumni. To date, approximately
J$1.1 million of pledges and
contributions have been made, and more than half of this sum has already been
paid up and invested in income earning instruments.
for Operation of the Fund
highest standards of transparency and accountability will determine the
framework for the operation of the Fund.
Accordingly, the facility has been registered under the Companies Act of
Jamaica as a company limited by guarantee, with the name “KTHS
Endowment Fund Limited” (Registration No. 72946.)
Endowment Fund will apply under the appropriate Jamaican law for tax-free
status, and for approved status for donations, which would make contributors
eligible for income tax relief in respect of their donations.
is open to all contributors to the Fund, at their option, to be registered
as members of the Company.
of the Fund
Endowment Fund Limited
will be managed by a Board of Directors who will be responsible, in duly
constituted meetings, for taking decisions on the investment of the resources of
the Fund, and on the disposition, for the benefit of KTHS, of the income from
financial and other reports as required by law will be submitted to the
Registrar of Companies, and will be placed on file in the registered office
of the Fund
The files of the
Fund will be open to contributors to the Fund
The Fund will
maintain its own independent legal personality; however, its registered office
will be housed in facilities enjoyed by the Past Students Association at the
Contributions to the Endowment Fund
Contributions to the Fund should be made payable to the
KTHS Endowment Fund Limited. Past students and friends of KTHS are invited
to contribute to the Fund by way of cash payments, gifts in kind including
stocks and shares, pledges, bequests, and other means, in any amounts.
In order to facilitate proper planning, pledges should be
accompanied by an indication of the time frame within which the amounts would be
Contributions will be duly acknowledged, and an up-to-date
register of contributors and their contributions will be maintained. Where a
contributor wishes to maintain anonymity, the related contribution will be so
Information and Enquiries about the Fund
Alumni and supporters of KTHS are invited to address
enquiries about the Fund to:
Endowment Fund Limited,
82 Hanover Street, Kingston CSO, Jamaica.
Contribute to Endowment Fund
OR, to any of the founding Directors of the Fund:
Mr. Justice Henderson Downer (ret.), Chairman; Tel. 876-927-9680,
Roderick Rainford, Vice Chairman, Tel. 876-750-7635, 876-455-3964, email:
Garfield Hogarth, Treasurer, Tel. 876-905-1720, 876-832-4698, email:
Marjorie Neita, Secretary, Tel. 876-789-3982, email:
Carmen Rochester, Director, Tel. 876-755-6397, 876-497-8454, email:
Carl Chen, Director. Tel. 876-926-2700, 876-999-4718, email:
Compton Rodney, Director, Tel. 876-944-2816, 876-534-2368, email:
Carmen Tipling, Director, Tel. 876-510-0270, 876-929-6027, email:
Karl Lewin, Director, Tel. 876-960-6921, email:
Laker Levers, 876-967-3845, 876-946-9888, email: