To celebrate Stowe's Centenary, we have launched Change 100.
Change 100 is Stowe's bold vision of raising an endowment fund of £100 million – dedicated to providing access to a Stowe education and financial assistance to children from less-advantaged backgrounds. It is a fund that gives life-changing opportunities to talented and deserving boys and girls, with the potential to be the Change Makers of the future, whatever their background and circumstances.
Change 100 is the first step of a mission that will ultimately make Stowe an institution where, although there will always be fees for those who can afford them, if a child has the potential to thrive with an education at Stowe, then finances will not be a barrier to entry.
£100 million is an epic goal. It will provide not only transformative opportunities for children who will thrive during an education at Stowe, but the entire School community will benefit from their presence amongst us, the talents that they bring, and their diverse perspectives on life.
Each £1 million raised and invested in an endowment fund should provide enough income annually to support a fully funded boarding place at Stowe, every year in perpetuity.
The goal is certainly a bold one – but, crucially, donations of every size will make a difference. By clicking here, you will see how donations of just a few pounds can accumulate to making a real and positive impact on the lives of deserving children in the future.
We urge you to join us, in whatever ways you can, to enable our Change 100 vision to become reality.
"Change 100 is something that the whole Stowe Community can get behind. Stowe is at its best when it is using its fantastic education and location to provide genuinely life-changing opportunities to talented children. My time at Stowe has been inspiring, not just because of the great teachers and the wonderful house and grounds…but because the people I have spent my five years at Stowe with too. Stoics are not moulded, they are a wide range of individuals who learn from each other and diversity in the pupil cohort prepares us all better for the world beyond Stowe.
On behalf of the pupils at Stowe, we are immensely proud of the Change 100 mission. We believe it will make both Stowe and wider society a better place. As I leave Stowe and become an Old Stoic I hope that the whole Stowe Community can get behind Change 100, in both spirit and active support, so that we can create the very best version of Stowe – fit to thrive into its next century.”