Scotch College Foundation

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What the Scotch College Foundation does

The Scotch College Foundation was established in 1973 as an initiative of the Principal of the day, Colin Healey, the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association, and a number of prominent Old Boys, including Sir Laurence Muir ('42), Bib Stillwell ('44), Bruce Lithgow ('46) and Brian Randall ('52).

The Foundation is the organisation through which financial support for the school is directed and funds distributed. The Foundation’s broad objective is to anticipate and provide for the funding needs of Scotch College over and above what is provided by school fees and government grants. Income is derived from donations and gifts directed to the school through any of the Foundation's fundraising programs.

Funds are directed to the development of the school and to support the School’s scholarship and bursary program, including the Building Fund, the Library Fund, the Archive/Museum Fund, the Foundation Scholarship Fund and the Indigenous Scholarship Fund. Recently the Foundation conducted the successful $20 million Capital Campaign to fund the construction of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre for Science at Scotch.

The operation of the Foundation within the Development Office at Scotch is funded by the school. The President of the Foundation is Michael Robinson AO (’55), and the Executive Director is Tim Shearer (’85).

Annual Giving Program

In addition to its Major Gifts and Gifts Programes, the Foundation also runs the School’s Annual Giving Programe, which commenced in 1977 and allows every member of the School community to support the School financially. To make a gift to Scotch on-line click here.

For further information about the Annual Giving program please contact:

Rebecca Mortimer
Foundation Co-ordinator
Scotch College Foundation
Phone: 9810 4300

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Life Support for Scotch Program

This year the Life Support for Scotch programe has been introduced to leavers from 1993 to 2012. This program involves Old Boys donating the amount corresponding to their years out from School in a dollar value, on a monthly direct debit basis. For example, if an Old Boy left Scotch eight years ago, he is invited to donate $8 per month by direct debit this year, increasing to $9 per month next year, and so on.

For further information about the Life Support for Scotch program please contact:

Rebecca Mortimer
Foundation Co-ordinator
Scotch College Foundation
Phone: 9810 4300

Bequest Program

Bequests are the most effective way of providing benefits for future generations of Scotch Collegians. Bequests may be a share of an estate, cash, items of personal property or real estate. Anyone who commits to leaving a bequest to the College becomes a member of the Alexander Morrison Circle.

The Alexander Morrison Circle is named after the second Principal of Scotch College, Alexander Morrison (1857-1903). He was instrumental in building the School into the leading educational institution that it is today. The Circle has the purpose of encouraging members of the Scotch Family to make a bequest or future gift to the school and to give recognition to those who have already made this generous commitment.

Over the years, Scotch has been the grateful recipient of many unexpected bequests. We would like to be able to acknowledge and thank the people who confirm a bequest in their lifetime and give them the recognition they deserve. This will be done through the Alexander Morrison Circle.

For further information about making a bequest to Scotch please contact:

Sandra Dick
Acting Bequest Manager
Scotch College Foundation
Phone: 9810 4163

What you can support

Gifts can be made to the Scotch College Foundation through the following funds:

Tax deductibility

All donations to the above funds are tax deductible.


The Foundation is governed by a board of trustees, composed of the President, two Vice-Presidents, other members elected by membership category, the President of the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association and ex officio members. The board meets quarterly and holds its annual general meeting in May.

The board’s charter is to ensure appropriate and accountable management of funds held by the Scotch College Foundation, and to ensure that all matters of governance are adhered to. It also supports the School’s fundraising programs.

To join

To join the Scotch College Foundation, or to obtain more information, please contact the School’s Director of Development, Tim Shearer, by phone on 9810 4301 or by email at

Thank you

Scotch College acknowledges, with appreciation, the tremendous support of parents, Old Boys, staff and friends. These individuals, through their collective philanthropy, support the vitality of School life at Scotch through their commitment and generosity to the School.

We thank all those whose gifts enable Scotch to provide an excellent, well-rounded education to its best and most important asset – our boys and their futures.

The Scotch College Foundation


Michael Robinson AO

Vice Presidents

David Yu
Doug Lording

Board Members

Paul Aberdeen
Mandy Andrianakos
Richard Balderstone
David Fox
Rob Hand
James Ho
Sam Hunt
Kirsten Macleod
Louise Murdoch
Tom O’Brien
John Simpson
Michelle Zheng
Bill Sides (Bequest Committee Chair)
Michael Sim (Investment Committee Chair)
Tom Batty (Principal)
Jonathan Buckley (School Council and OSCA representative)
Tim Shearer (Foundation Executive Director)
Ross Congleton (Bursar)
Simon Reichelt (Finance Manager)

Director of Development

Tim Shearer

Acting Bequest Manager

Sandra Dick

Foundation Co-ordinator

Rebecca Mortimer

2016 Foundation AGM Forms

Form Type Link to document
Form of Proxy AGM - Form of Proxy 2016
Agenda AGM - Agenda 2016
Nomination Form AGM - Nomination Form 2016
Notice of Meeting AGM - Notice of Meeting 2016
President's Dinner AGM - President's Dinner 2015

Foundation Annual Report

2015 Foundation Annual Report