St Hilda's Foundation

St Hilda's Foundation

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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: Leeanne Cowley
Directors: Professor Susan Brandis, Rebecca Frizelle, Michael Beddoes, Luke Henderson.
Secretary: Paul Salter
To find out more about giving to St Hilda’s Foundation, please contact the Secretary on (07) 5577 7213 or click here to send an email.

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2017 Chairman’s Report

A Day at the Races
Our Day at the Races is now firmly established in the calendar and this year we returned to the Gold Coast Turf Club on Prime Minister’s Cup Race Day. An important focus for the Foundation is to bring the community together and our Day at the Races provides a place where people can mix with friends and colleagues. Our Day at the Races will continue to be an annual event where we will be able to catch up and enjoy ourselves all the while supporting a good cause.

The Legacy Luncheon
We again hosted the Legacy Luncheon and in keeping with the school’s motto of Non Nobis Solum, Not For Ourselves Alone, Legacy received all the funds raised at the lunch. With special guest speaker Curtis McGrath and a special appearance from James Blundell, the lunch raised awareness and funds for Legacy and is fast becoming one of the biggest Legacy lunches in Australia.

2017 Legacy Luncheon – special guest Curtis McGrath

2016 Legacy Luncheon – special guest Ben Roberts Smith

Business Luncheon – Remembering Rebecca Wilson
Our final event of the year was a ‘sold out’ Business Luncheon in honour of Rebecca Wilson (a St Hilda’s Old Girl). With Jim Wilson (Rebecca’s brother) as MC and a guest media panel including Michael Miller, Paul Whittaker, Peter Gleeson and Peta Credlin, we heard informed and insightful commentary on what’s happening in Australia in a style that truly celebrated Rebecca’s life.

St Hilda’s Foundation Alumnae Grant
At the business luncheon, we launched the St Hilda’s Foundation Alumnae Grant for journalism in memory of Rebecca Wilson, proudly supported by News Corp. The grant provides a Year 11 Student with opportunities to further their journalistic pursuits over the final two years of their schooling, including an internship at News Corp during the holidays and direct access to the short list for a 12 month cadetship with News Corp in tandem with their post school study and a monetary gift. The winner of the inaugural grant will be announced at the beginning of the new school year. With the creation of the Alumnae Grants, we will be able to acknowledge in future years the contribution made by past students of St Hilda’s in enriching our lives and our community. The Alumnae Grants will provide current St Hilda’s students with extraordinary opportunities that will allow them to push the boundaries to achieve their potential and lead change in the world.

Thank You
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 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.

Ms Janelle Manders
Chairman of St Hilda’s Foundation 2017




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