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A Culture of Giving

Since the School’s foundation in 1847, St Peter’s College has been sustained from generation to generation by selfless and inspiring acts of generosity. This culture of giving is at the heart of the St Peter’s College Foundation, established in 1985 following an outpouring of support by the School community to rebuild Memorial Hall, built in tribute to old scholars and staff who gave of their lives in the Great War, after it was devastated by fire.

Pro Deo et Patria

Today the Foundation exists to foster and grow a culture of philanthropy that supports the current and future priorities of the School through the provision of new and improved educational and learning facilities. Gifts to the St Peter’s College Foundation Scholarship Fund provide opportunities for students for whom a St Peter’s College education would otherwise be out of reach. These opportunities add to the diversity of our student body, enabling students irrespective of cultural or social background to learn from others with different perspectives and life experiences.

Contributing to St Peter’s College grants donors membership of the Foundation once an aggregated level of $5,000 is achieved. Membership provides access to special events and acknowledgments – privileges that reflect our deep appreciation for those who uphold the culture of giving that has shaped and sustains our School.


Impact of Giving

Donations to the St Peter’s College Foundation have assisted in the establishment of scholarships, programs and the delivery of key facility projects across the School including the newly redeveloped Big Quad.

Foundation Membership

Foundation membership is open to all donors with cumulative giving of $5,000 or more. Foundation members enjoy a number of benefits including invitations to special events and opportunities to engage with the wider School community.

Member: $5,000
Fellow: $25,000
Senior Fellow: $50,000
Benefactor: $100,000
Senior Benefactor: $250,000
Vice Patron: $500,000
Patron: $1,000,000

For more information about becoming a Foundation member, please contact the Development Manager for a confidential discussion on +61 8 8404 0528 or email

Foundation Board

The St Peter’s College Foundation Board brings together the skills, knowledge and expertise of old scholars, current and past parents to help develop and maintain excellence in education, facilities and community service at the School. Working closely with the Development Office, the Foundation Board provides strategic oversight and support of activities that encourage community engagement and philanthropic support.

Big Quad

Board Members


Dr Richard Sawers AM (ATH 1966)
President and Council of Governors Nominee
Don Donlan
Vice President
Timothy Neill (YNG 1983)
Tim Browning
Executive Officer

Julie Cox
Nick Harley (DAC 1999)
Oren Klemich (DAC 1978)
Mellissa Larkin
Guy Roberts (WDK 1979)
Don Sarah AM (DAC 1954)
James Sarah (DAC 1982)
Oliver Sheahan (HWK 2007)
Dr Arabella Wallett
Shelly Yu

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