The Foundation is the means through which a College like ours can provide for the future needs of our students. Ongoing support by parents is crucial to the development of infrastructure at the College, ensuring that students are offered the best learning opportunities in first class facilities.
It is the lifeblood for development at the College and your tax-deductible contributions provide an essential income stream to enable us to progress. It is also the mechanism which helps, wherever possible, to keep increases in school fees to a minimum. We help provide state-of-the-art facilities to better the learning experiences of all students. However, we do need everyone’s support to manage these exceptional facilities.
Contributions to the College Foundation assist in the continuance of the building facilities which include the:
- Molly and Len Draney Theatre
- Music and Drama Centre
- Brother Alexis Turton Science Centre
- Hospitality Kitchen
- Centre for Learning Enrichment and Careers Information Centre
- Swimming Pool and Water Sports Complex
Contributing to the College Foundation Building Fund has been a tradition for Marist families for generations. A tradition that must continue to ensure the College Campus, and the tremendous facilities your son will have access to, continue to be developed. Without the support of the current parent body this is simply not possible.
The expectation of the College is for each family to support the Foundation with a minimum contribution via a Pledge, normally $300.00 per quarter.Please consider this amount as a guide and if you feel you are able to contribute more, it would be greatly appreciated.
What is a bequest?
A Bequest is a gift and can be either named or anonymous. It is an instruction contained within a will and specifically reserves part of an estate for a particular beneficiary. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways to reflect a person's particular wishes. They can be defined personal assets such as shares or bonds, fixed sums or simply a percentage of an estate. Bequests are usually directed to the College for use at its discretion. These unencumbered gifts allow the college to utilise donations in areas of particular need. Such gifts provide us with the flexibility to direct funds to projects which the Foundation feels are in most need of assistance.
Bequests can also be directed to a specific area of the College's operation such as the Resource Centre/Library, scholarships, Bursaries and so on. Testators can therefore play an active part in supporting the College's commitment to provide the best educational facilities and environment for its students. A bequest is an opportunity for you to make a tangible and lasting gift. It remains a very special way of securing the future.