QLD Fundraising, Alumni and Archives SIG

Harnessing the power of Archives in Alumni and Fundraising Engagement

The power of storytelling in engaging the immediate and wider community with your events, activities and fundraising endeavours is as important now as ever. At this special joint Fundraising and Alumni SIG, hear from our panel of experts as they discuss the value of Archives and how they can assist Alumni and Fundraising campaigns reach their goals.


Event Details

Date: Thursday 29 October, 2020
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Cost: FREE (open to members and non-members)
Venue: M’s Café, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Ascot. (Building 16 on Campus Map)
Parking: Street parking is available surrounding the school on Petrie and Towers Streets. Please enter the school via Gate 1 on Petrie Street and report to Reception upon arrival.


Meet Our Panel of Experts

David Miles
Old Boys Manager, Anglican Church Grammar School

David has an extensive background in sales and marketing which includes twenty years of experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry. In a career founded on solid business relationships, he now manages a loyal network of Old Boys and continually provides opportunities for them to remain connected with each other and the wider school community. David is a Member of the QLD Educate Plus Committee and currently serves as the Treasurer, after previously serving as Secretary. David holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Queensland University of Technology.

Lara Pickering BMassComm, MBus
Director of Philanthropy and Stakeholder Engagement, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School

Lara is the Director of Philanthropy and Stakeholder Engagement at St Margaret’s AGS, leading the school’s fundraising, sponsorship and alumni engagement initiatives with St Margaret’s Foundation, Old Girls’ Association, P&F and Professional Women’s Network. She is passionate about the support of education, and has spent the previous nine years in the tertiary education sector with The University of Queensland in a variety of external engagement and fundraising focused roles. Prior to her role at St Margaret’s, she was the Associate Director, Alumni & Community Engagement, within UQ’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. Lara is a Member of the QLD Educate Plus Committee and the Fundraising Stream Chair. Lara holds a Master of Business from The University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Public Relations and Journalism) from the University of Southern Queensland.

Peter Collin BA BEd MEd DipT
Archivist, Anglican Church Grammar School

Formerly Head of the Preparatory School at Churchie (2003-2012), Peter has been the Archivist at Churchie since 2013. During a long career in education, he has worked in eight schools across NSW, ACT and QLD. Peter is passionate about the history of schools and the development of culture, in order to develop in students an understanding and appreciation of ‘where we’ve come from’.