Annual Giving: A record performance

As many parents, staff and alumni left behind a chilly Melbourne for warmer climates, or even chillier alpine climes, a new record was being quietly but assuredly created.

A record unbroken for decades. Not skiing, debating, rowing or music. So what then? Philanthropy – Annual Giving in particular. Our amazing and undeniably generous community smashed the record by donating just under $200,000  – a result which in some ways defies the size of our School, or even our extended alumni network.

More than double than last year – our parents, alumni and staff personally demonstrated a united vision for a new leading practice Junior School. A Junior School soon to be transformed by outstanding new facilities in music, science, literacy and language reinforced by a strong educational program.

But it was not just the Junior School. Our community showed the true spirit of philanthropy by donating to scholarships for our Indigenous and rural/regional students – providing the opportunity for girls from across Australia with opportunities which our parents and alumni know can be life-changing.

We are very grateful for your support and grateful that you have again demonstrated your belief in our girls and the power of education and in particular, a St Catherine’s education.

With the support of Annual Giving, we are now much closer to our campaign target of $3 million for our new Junior School. Thank you.

If you have not already, it is not too late to help us break through our target together. For more information on the Her Future Begins Here campaign, or to join the growing ranks of the St Catherine’s Foundation, please do hesitate to contact me on tel +61 3 98282 3032 or

Mr Stuart Galbraith, Director of Development and Community Relations