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The US Friends of Auckland Grammar School is a duly recognised corporation established exclusively for charitable or educational purposes within the meaning of section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The entity is registered to take donations in both states of California and New York where the majority of Old Boys reside.

The trust also provides a means for connecting Grammar Old Boys across the USA helping keep them up to date with current School developments. Established in 2011, the US Friends host annual gatherings, which are in line with the Headmaster's international travel schedule. The directors of the US Friends of Auckland Grammar School also assist in raising funds for the Auckland Grammar School Foundation Trust.

The Foundation Trust's aims are to promote the advancement of education by charitable means through the Academic Endowment Fund (AEF), designed to help keep our best teachers in the classroom by allowing the Board of Trustees to recruit, retain and reward top teachers. For more information about donating in the US, please click here.

If you are an Old Boy living in the USA and would like to connect with us, get in touch with Sarah Smith, US Development Manager, via email or the Chairman of the Board, Mr Tim Cameron '84. For more information on donating in the US and to find out how your gift could be eligible for tax relief, please contact Sarah.

Click here to view the profiles of the US Friends of Auckland Grammar School Board. To join our US-based alumni Facebook group, click here.

James Deaker '86 (left) speaks with Headmaster Tim O'Connor and 150th Chairman Scott Milne '69 at EY in San Francisco.
US Friends of Auckland School Director Quentin Hills '71 (left) with Chairman of the Board Jeff Blackburn '67 and other Old Boys.
150th Chairman Scott Milne '69 (middle) with Micah Block '94 (right), whose twin brother Jacob also lives in the United States.
Jared Richardson '90, his mother Sally, 150th Chairman Scott Milne '69 and Headmaster Tim O'Connor.
Sarah Smith and Ben Phillips, two of the staff based in the United States.
Saxon + Parole was the stunning whiskey bar where the New York event was held.
Ben Phillips (right) speaks with John Millener '58.
Nick Lorimer '64, Director of Advancement Amanda Stanes and Joel Robinson '59.
Sarah Smith and George Helsby '10.
Jared Richardson '90 and Henry Yuen '08.
Hoon Choi '97 and his wife Lauren flew all the way from Wisconsin to join us in New York.
Chairman of the Board Jeff Blackburn '67 with his wife Jeanette and daughter Katherine.
A great group shot from inside Saxon + Parole.
International chef Anthony Hoy Fong '91, renowned pianist Henry Wong Doe '90 and Henry's guest, John Beaumont.
David Whitcher '90 and Henry Yuen '08.