President’s Message

Rainford Bloomfield

Rainford Bloomfield

December 1, 2016
Greetings Fortis Family,

The Board of Directors of KCOBA USA Inc. is grateful for your support throughout 2016. We truly appreciate your dedication to our commitment to support and promote our beloved alma mater, Kingston College, its alums and our local community.

Our ability to execute the mission of providing ongoing assistance to our great institution is fueled by you attending our fundraising events; you placing ads in our Annual Reunion Dinner Souvenir Journal; you paying your membership dues and contributing directly to one of the programs undertaken by this association. Frankly, your direct or indirect support have helped us to successfully underwrite the Scholarship Program, Nutrition Program, Prize Giving, FortisCare Backpack Project, Sports Teams, and Joyce Baxter Math Club. Yes, thanks to you, our annual projects are thriving.

The Kingston College Library and Technology Capital Campaign remains the approved critical component in the school’s current development plan. The plan was to break ground in June of this year, but this did not happen primarily because the financial target was not met. The campaign has received enough pledge to commence the project; however, the outstanding donations are delaying the process. The school, project manager, architect, engineer, the school’s board, and other stakeholders met in early September and concluded that the project must start in March, 2017. Unfortunately, this will not be realized without the generosity of donors like yourself. The completed Douglas Forrest Building will provide modern library, technology resource center and needed classrooms. Accordingly, the main goal between now and March, 2017 is to realize the remaining funds needed to commence work on the Douglas Forrest Building. Your contribution will get us there; so, get on board today and let’s get it done!

Our first fundraiser for the year will be the 6th Annual Winter Dance with St Hilda’s & St Hugh’s, March 11, 2016 at Adria Hotel, NY. Our 2017 Calendar of fundraisers and Fortis events is in our holiday card included.

In keeping with the season’s spirit of giving, click the ‘Donate Now’ above to make a Fortis Holiday Gift. We hope you’ll choose the KC Library & Technology Capital Campaign.

Keep up with the Fortis Family by visiting our website at, joining us on Facebook, following us on twitter @KCOBANY, and reading the KC Times Newsletter at


Rainford Perry Bloomfield | President

“…committed to supporting & promoting Fortis Forever”

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