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25/10/2017 at 14:27 #8605
I am interested to know how much (if anything) schools charge for their alumni reunions? Is the charge based on cost recovery or does the school subsidise the cost? And do you offer any no cost or low cost alumni reunions, say…for 50+ peer year alumni?
Camberwell Girls Grammar School
25/10/2017 at 14:42 #8606Kelly EdwardsForum Participant
From a male school, we aim all our Old Boy functions to break even. We don’t try and make a profit however we don’t want to lose money for our Old Boys’ Association either otherwise they won’t be able to work on other important projects.
Our Vintage Collegians (over 60 years) & Young Old Boys (2016-2009) functions are based at a $50.00 ticket price however we do offer a variety of functions throughout the year that range from free to $150.00.
Our decade reunions are about $70-85 per head. BBC nor the Old Collegians’ Association subsidize the costs for events anymore. From our perspective we didn’t want to devalue the function or the brand by making it all about the money. We just try to ensure that the price of the ticket is applicable to the function offering and it caters to the audience’s needs and wants. For example our 25, 45 etc reunions we often do a cash bar which enables the ticket price to be cheaper because it’s not a decade celebration milestone.
Hope this helps. Happy to answer any further questions.
Brisbane Boys’ College
Development and Events Coordinator.
25/10/2017 at 15:14 #8607
Thanks Kelly. Are your decade reunions lunches/dinners? How do you manage to keep the cost down for the Vintage and Younger reunions? Are they both cash bar? Or maybe one drink and then cash bar?
25/10/2017 at 15:27 #8608Kelly EdwardsForum Participant
Do you want to give me a call on 07 3309 3513 or I can call you? We can have a decent chat about all the things BBC offer. My email would be massive if I try and run you through what we do to answer the above.
25/10/2017 at 15:51 #8609
Thanks again Kelly, I’ll call next week as I am on leave on Thurs and Friday.
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