Since the School’s inception in 1961, Westminster School has benefited from the generous support of our community and working together to achieve many amazing milestones. This culture of giving was the driving force in the establishment of the Westminster School Foundation in 1987. Today, the Foundation turns your generosity into action by supporting the current and future priorities of the School through the provision of new and improved educational and learning facilities and providing scholarships for promising students regardless of circumstances.
It is you, our Old Scholars, our friends, our community that support each other and our students and are a part of creating an exceptional future for education. If we are to continue to radically change our infrastructure, transform our campus, and provide opportunities to more students to receive scholarships, we need philanthropy. Every gift makes a difference.
Foundation membership is open to all donors with cumulative giving of $2,500 or more. Foundation members enjoy several benefits including invitations to special events and opportunities to engage with the wider School community. All members are awarded Foundation life membership and are recognised on the Honour Wall in the Michael Murray Centre for Performing Arts.
The Westminster Foundation Board brings together the skills, knowledge and expertise of old scholars, current parents and past parents who volunteer their valuable time to nurture, direct and grow the Foundation. Working closely with the Development Office, the Foundation Board provides strategic oversight and support of the activities that encourage community engagement and philanthropic support.
Executive Officer: Carly Hocking ('93)
President: Jane Davison
Vice President: Michael England ('80)
Treasurer: Kerrie McCarthy ('85)
Phillip Styles (‘66), Chairman of School Council
Simon Shepherd, Principal
Peter Trenorden ('77), WOSA Executive Officer
To express your interest in joining the Foundation Board or for more information about giving at Westminster School please contact the Development Office, T: 08 8276 0276 or via Email.
The Westminster School Foundation is a charitable organisation and most donations are tax-deductible. The Foundation has three Funds reflecting its focus areas:
Donations to our Education Fund gives some of our most talented and disadvantaged students access to a great Westminster education through Scholarships. Donors can support a scholarship to reflect their own interests: academic distinction, all-round excellence, talent in the performing arts, or for Indigenous or Refugee students, among others. We also invite support for professional research fellowships for our teachers, for prizes and awards for students in both the Prep and Senior School and for gifts made in memoriam.
Westminster is renowned for its expansive grounds and outstanding facilities, many of which were built with the help of donations from the community, through the Foundation. Westminster has ambitious goals to continually improve the physical learning environment for its students with its current Campus Masterplan (published 2019) that is shaping Westminster to meet the needs of an ever-changing world. With the generous financial support of our community, we have achieved many amazing milestones including the Murray Centre for Performing Arts, the Sports and Swimming Centre, the Sturt Grove Farm, the Westventure campsite, the Boarding Precinct, the Mathwin Centre, and, most recently, the Inquiry & Innovation Hub, Thomas Pavilion and new Carter Wing.
Gifts to the Library Fund are tax-deductible and go directly towards the purchase of books and other learning resources for our two School Libraries enriching the learning experience for Westminster students.
We would love to hear from you to discuss how you can support the Westminster Foundation, so please call us on T: 08 8276 0276 or via Email.