St Hilda’s Foundation has been established to bring communities together to support young women to dream and to achieve.
We understand that our long-term success is closely-linked to you and the support of our local and wider communities who are willing to work with us, to create new and extraordinary opportunities for young women.
St Hilda’s Foundation has embarked on a Futures Program with three focus areas, linked to the mission and vision of St Hilda’s School, Gold Coast. These are Education, Scholarships and Bursaries and Global Environment.
The program places significant importance on the development of projects and initiatives that will enhance the learning capacity and environments of young women with wide ranging dreams and aspirations.
- Education – creating innovative and sustainable learning and employment environments
- Scholarships and Bursaries – providing outstanding learning and living opportunities for young women
- Global Environment – developing initiatives and resources to enable young women to enhance their cultural awareness and make connections with international communities
Chairman: Janelle Manders
Directors: Professor Susan Brandis, Leeanne Cowley, Rebecca Frizelle, Michael Beddoes.
Secretary: Paul Salter
To find out more about giving to St Hilda’s Foundation, please contact the Secretary on (07) 5577 7213
Chairman’s Report 2016
Business Luncheon with Katie Page
The first event of the year was a ‘sold out’ Business Luncheon with Katie Page. Held at the Arts Centre Gold Coast, the capacity audience of 350 people were delighted to welcome Katie Page who provided insights and aspects of her life as well as highlighting the power of a good education.
A Day at the Races
Following on from the success of last year’s St Hilda’s Foundation Pink Ribbon Cup Race Day, we returned to the Gold Coast Turf Club for a Day at the Races. This year we raised funds for our Childhood Diabetes initiative. With the monies raised from the raffles, sponsorship and ticket sales we are looking to define what would constitute a great school environment for children with diabetes and create a way of helping the friends of those with diabetes to be more comfortable and knowledgeable to help.
We are optimistic that we could build understanding to be more informed and through this, create confidence in the children with diabetes. We aim to explore the use of the modern social media environment and the world of apps to give our community the confidence, understanding and skills they need.
The Legacy Luncheon
Our final event for the year was to cohost the Legacy Luncheon with The TSS Foundation, in keeping with the school’s Motto of Not For Ourselves Alone.
With more than 800 people attending to listen to Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith, the lunch showcased the Foundation’s aim to help others within our community.
From left: Leeanne Cowley, Tom Betts, Susan Brandis, Rebecca Frizelle, Grant Lawrence – Senior Vice President Legacy GC, Janelle Manders, Charles Godlee – Honorary Secretary Legacy GC, Peter Franklin – President Legacy GC, Paul Salter.
St Hilda’s Foundation was proud to have hosted the inaugural Legacy Luncheon in 2016.
The success of the events we’ve held this year is strongly dependent on the generosity of our sponsors and our attendees. Our sponsors showed a commitment and belief in the St Hilda’s Foundation for which we are truly grateful. Supporters and attendees at the events showed generosity that will allow us to create exceptional opportunities for young women and the community.
Thank you for helping us to support young women to dream and to achieve.
Ms Janelle Manders
Chairman of St Hilda’s Foundation