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    • #8605
      Jane Harris
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      Hello

      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?

      With thanks
      Jane Harris
      Camberwell Girls Grammar School

    • #8606
      Kelly Edwards
      Forum Participant

      Hi Jane,

      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.

      Regards

      Kelly Edwards
      Brisbane Boys’ College
      Development and Events Coordinator.

    • #8607
      Jane Harris
      Forum Participant

      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?

      Jane

    • #8608
      Kelly Edwards
      Forum Participant

      Hi Jane,

      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.

      Regards

      Kelly

    • #8609
      Jane Harris
      Forum Participant

      Thanks again Kelly, I’ll call next week as I am on leave on Thurs and Friday.

      Jane

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