Donating to Loreto Marryatville

It is through the generous donations of our extended community that we provide our students with every opportunity for success to become strong, passionate, and confident girls and young women, today, tomorrow and into the future.

The ongoing development of Loreto’s facilities and educational and co-curricular programs has been strongly supported by annual giving and community fundraising.

There are many ways to give to Loreto Marryatville. Gifts of any size are valued and have lasting benefits. We ask that you share our vision of ensuring Loreto College is a school that defines itself by best practice and is a school of choice and excellence both now and into the future by giving to our 2022 Annual Giving Appeal.

Should you wish to donate, please enter the details of your donation and you will be re-directed to our online payment portal.

If you would like to donate on an ongoing basis, please contact the Finance Team on 08 8334 4200 to set up a direct debit.

How much can I give?
All donations are tax deductible and do not have to be a large amount.

How will my gift be spent?
Your gift will be spent on the area that you choose. The Loreto College Foundation’s tax-deductible funds are:

1 Building Fund – Stage 2 Solar Panels
With a commitment to achieving our sustainability goal of Net Zero by 2030 at Loreto, we are about to embark on Stage 2 of our Solar PV panels implementation. In winter 2021 the 182kwP system for Stage 1 was commissioned and to date has generated enough solar energy to enable a 35% reduction in grid electricity consumption on campus. Stage 2 is more ambitious and aims to take us to a 60% reduction by 2023. At just $300 for a panel, this is a great opportunity to play a small part in our net zero target.

2 Building Fund – Mary Ward Wing Redevelopment
The Mary Ward Wing redevelopment will see a complete fit-out of 12 classrooms and informal learning spaces across Level 1 and 2 of our largest Senior School building. This completes our journey over the past five years to bring the College’s learning environment to a standard fit for modern pedagogy and into flexible spaces to accommodate future needs. Work is set to commence from Term 3 2022 and we are seeking donations to support the project in reaching its objectives.

3 Scholarship Fund – Gonzaga Barry Bursaries
Mother Gonzaga Barry ibvm was the foundress of Loreto Education in Australia. Her passion for girls’ education had a significant influence on the development of education across Australia. The Gonzaga Barry full academic bursaries offer a free place for girls whose families are otherwise could not afford a Loreto education. Our aim over the coming years is to build giving circles through regular donations from our Loreto community, whether annual, monthly or weekly commitments.

Gonzaga Barry Full Bursary Scholarship Fund

Mother Gonzaga Barry ibvm was the foundress of Loreto Education in Australia. Her passion for girls’ education had a significant influence on the development of education across Australia. In order to celebrate Gonzaga Barry ibvm’s vision for the education of girls, this scholarship aims to provide a Loreto education for girls who are related to a Loreto Marryatville Old Scholar and would not be able to attend Loreto college without financial assistance. This scholarship acknowledges the long traditions of 145 years of Loreto Education in Australia and 115 years of Loreto Education in Adelaide.

For more information, please visit the Gonzaga Barry Full Bursary Scholarship page.

Building Fund

The 2021 Building Fund Initiative involves the installation of solar panels which will enable the implementation of a 200KW embedded solar generation system across the Senior School, Junior School, and Boarding House. The system will be designed for future staging to allow further solar replacement of grid consumption and will be compatible with potential battery storage for non-daylight hours consumption as technology develops in this area.

To assist with this key sustainability initiative, we are inviting friends of Loreto to be a part of this project by buying a solar panel for $300, which will be tax deductible.

Donating to Parents & Friends

You can also make a donation to our Parents & Friends Fund which ensures that our students are provided with educational programs throughout the year, including our Artist, Writer and Illustrator in Residence Programs as well as updated sports equipment.

Please note that this fund is not tax deductible.

Bequests

The thoughtful inclusion of Loreto College Marryatville in your will is a lasting and meaningful way of contributing toward the development of the College and the ongoing work of Mary Ward.

A bequest makes a valuable contribution to the long-term planning of Loreto Marryatville and can be directed to the College for use at its discretion or directed to specific areas such as academic scholarships or building works.

A bequest correspondence is strictly confidential. Please contact 8334 4200 for more information.

Register for a College Tour

We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Dr Nicole Archard, our Principal and leader in girls’ education on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.