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The ODU Invest in Our Future Foundation (IIOFF)

ODU Support for ODs

At the heart of what Bishops offers is a commitment to a values-driven education that prepares the boys for life beyond school, and inspires them to realise their dreams. The school has a long tradition of striving for excellence in all areas; academic, sporting, pastoral, cultural and spiritual activities contribute to the richness and diversity of life at all three schools.

The Old Diocesan Invest in our Future Foundation (IIOFF) has been established in partnership with specialist wealth management company, Citadel, and with the support of the broader Bishops community will provide financial and mentorship support to school leavers. It is positioned as an extension of the school's existing mentorship programme, which supports numerous boys throughout their high school careers. The current vibrant OD mentorship programme dovetails with the objectives of the IIOFF.

We are looking for companies and individuals to assist us with bursaries (sponsor a student for a particular tertiary education course) and internships and give them the opportunity to work at your company for a period of time, including vacation work.

Mentorship also forms part of the process which will enable the success of young ODs during the initial years of both tertiary education and early work careers. Mentorship by older ODs is vital to ensure both the success of the OD Union and of the school itself. The OD mentorship programme works with boys from Grade 10 and encourages ODs to connect and support each other professionally. With the establishment of the Invest in Our Future Foundation, this will give a significant boost to the programme which provides mentorship right throughout an OD's life and forms part of the culture and service to others, which underpins the OD value system.

Ways to Donate




Direct EFT Contribution
Once off, Monthly or Annual

Account Name: Citadel Philanthropy Foundation Trust
Standard Bank: Business Current Account
Branch: Thibault Square (02 0909)
Account #: 070 598 274

Use Reference: Bishops ODU

Custodians of the IIOFF



Introducing the IIOFF

IIOFF Launch Event

Video Channel: ODU YouTube Channel

IIOFF News & Events

Little did Nassar's grandma know that her grandson would be the inaugural recipient of the Invest In Our Future Foundati… More...

The boys and staff of the Bishops Music Department joined forces to present a fabulous programme of relaxed music to sha… More...

As part of the Bishops Community Week, Bishops presented a fine wine and dining experience in the Jagger Hall and raised… More...

The Old Diocesans Union, in partnership with Citadel have launched an exciting new initiative - The Invest in our Future Foundation. More...

Our Partner

Citadel was founded in 1993, with a commitment to personal and professional investment advice. They continue that same commitment today, understanding that no two investment journeys are the same.

Offering their clients integrated wealth management services that range from financial advice, asset management and risk cover to fiduciary services and philanthropy, Citadel has a client retention rate of more than 98%. This reflects their emphasis on building authentic relationships for the long term.

Their partnership with the OD Union in establishing the Invest in our Future Foundation embodies one such relationship and is rooted in a synergy of values and culture. Citadel is also proud to be the seed funders of the Foundation.

Citadel Investment Services Proprietary Limited is licensed as a financial services provider in terms of the Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002

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