Annual Foundation Appeal

In 1815 the first Appeal was made to the City to fund the London Orphan Asylum (Reed’s School’s original name). The Appeal aroused the interest of the Royal Family and the Duke of Wellington, amongst others. With over 200 years of continuous Appeals, the Reed’s Foundation is now one of the oldest in the country.


Each year since 1815 fundraising dinners, under the Appeal President, have been held and eminent guest speakers, such as Charles Dickens, heard. Past Appeal Presidents have included: The Duke of Wellington, the Duke of Devonshire, Timothy Guinness, Lionel de Rothschild and several Royal Highnesses, The Princes of Wales (HM King Edward VII, HM King George V and HM King George VI).


In 2018/2019 the President of the Reed’s School Annual Appeal is David Barnett. David has been a Governor at Reed’s School since 1982. He was Partner of Cazenove from 1972 and a Finance Partner from 1979 until his retirement in 2001. He continues to be a trustee of various organisations including Ability Net, Lymphoma Association, Corporation of the Church House, City of London Endowment Trust for St Paul’s Cathedral and The JP Morgan Cazenove Pension Scheme. David is also a Liveryman and Member of the Investment Committee of The Goldsmiths’ Company. 


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