Philanthropy

"The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation."

The MLC Foundation

Aquatic Precinct

Methodist Ladies’ College (MLC) and Christ Church Grammar School (CCGS) Aquatic Precinct

MLC and CCGS are developing plans for a joint Aquatic Precinct. The Precinct will include the existing CCGS 50-metre pool along with a new 40-metre by 25-metre pool on MLC land. All enclosed by a single perimeter fence.

This new pool will be multi-purpose. We can use it as a 25-metre lap training pool, an Olympic-sized water polo court or two 20 x 25-metre water polo courts for training. The 50-metre pool at CCGS will be our hub for lessons, training and carnivals.

Heating both pools will allow year-round access, and the area will be floodlit for out-of-school-hours use. Allowing time for recreational and commercial use of the Aquatic Precinct.

Spectators will view the action from seating outside the Meredith Taylor Health and Sports Centre. MLC students will access our existing Meredith Taylor Health and Sports Centre changerooms through new external doors. A plant and storage building will screen the new pool from the MLC carpark and Stirling Highway.

This will be a market-leading facility that benefits all students.

We need your help to ensure that this once-in-a-generation opportunity goes ahead. The College has $300,000 of funds reallocated from the refurbishment of our original pool. We are seeking to put in place a further $1 million to 'green light' the project.

We are now asking our community to help us in reaching our $1 million target. Every donation will help us move closer to securing this exceptional facility.

Our partner in this project is the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF). You can make a tax deductible donation here or MLC parents can include a donation with a tuition fee payment by completing and returning this form. Or call our Director of Development, Lauren Major if you wish to discuss your donation. You can contact her on (08) 9383 8858 or email lmajor@mlc.wa.edu.au.

Frequently Asked Questions.

Circle of Success

Each year our generous Circle of Success members collaborate to enable funding for the College to complete tangible and worthy projects. Since 2015 the initiative has contributed an outstanding $430,527 which has enhanced the learning experiences of every student at MLC.

We invite you to read about the Circle of Success project achievements here

This annual giving circle concept enables families to make a tax-deductible contribution of $1,000 towards an aspirational collaborative gift of $100,000 to the college. This commitment provides an opportunity for families to role model philanthropy through project discussions and enjoy a heightened sense of engagement with the college.

The projects are decided by the College Leadership Team based on a strict criteria as outlined in the brochure. 

Each member is entitled to one vote at the Pinnacle of Success vote night, a wonderful occasion where College staff do their utmost to inform and entertain members to secure their vote. The evening culminates in the announcement of the winning project, a moment of celebration as members enjoy a tremendous sense of satisfaction knowing this philanthropic gesture will be enjoyed by students upon completion.

We are delighted to announce the projects for the 2018 Circle of Success here, their diversity is sure to inspire the usual debate among members, heartened by the knowledge that current students and future generations will receive great benefit from the outcome.

To obtain further details about the Circle of Success please click here. Payment can be made online here or by direct deposit to the MLC Foundation Building Fund – BSB 036034 Account Number 288895. To ensure you receive your tax-deductible receipt, please reference your initial, surname in full, and include the acronym CoS. Membership closed 31 August 2018.

We are hopeful you will embrace the success this initiative continues to bring our students and look forward to celebrating the completion of another project with you later in 2018.

Thank you to our 2018 Gala Sponsors


Who We Are

Established in 1987, the MLC Foundation actively fosters the strong culture of philanthropy within our community. The Foundation supports the College's values and assists in strengthening its educational reputation. This is achieved through a close alignment with the College's Strategic Plan and the provision of funds for the development of facilities, scholarships and strategic initiatives.

The Foundation is committed to creating sustainable philanthropic programmes that will build a lasting source of independent income for the benefit of future generations of girls.

Our students today have access to excellence in education, an outstanding co-curricular programme, scholarships and facilities that are the result of years of support and philanthropy.

The MLC Foundation engages our community through events and initiatives including Foundation Dinners, the Tuition Raffle, Annual Giving, our Amazing Women breakfast series, the MLC Gala, the Foundation Future Levy and Circle of Success.

We hope that you will join us on our mission to build upon the generosity of previous generations to meet the needs of the future.

For more information about the MLC Foundation please contact Lauren Major, Director of Development, lmajor@mlc.wa.edu.au or +61 (08) 9383 8858

To read more about the MLC Foundation please read the 2017 Annual Report2016 Annual Report and the 2015 Annual Report.

Giving at MLC

When you give to the MLC Foundation you create a connection with our College that can last across generations.

Tuition fees alone will not secure the long-term future of MLC as they pay only for operational costs. The College facilities that exist today were achieved through the generosity and foresight of past and present MLC community members.

Some recent achievements made possible by generous contributions from the MLC community include the construction of the Middle Years' building (2009), the Meredith Taylor Health and Sports Centre (2010), the Boarding House redevelopment (2015). In scholarships we have partnered with Shell Australia to provide a Regional Science Scholarship and with the S.A.S. Resources Fund to provide an education for one of their beneficiaries should the need arise.

The Foundation relies on the philanthropic assistance of the wider community and ensures its supporters are acknowledged and valued. All donations to the Building Fund and the Scholarship fund are tax deductible.

You can contribute to a new facility or help preserve part of our heritage. Your contribution to our Scholarship fund makes it possible for outstanding young women to receive the benefits of an MLC education. You may like to attend an event or make a gift of your time.

Which ever path you choose, we invite you to assist the MLC Foundation as it works to support our current and future students.

Make your donation to the MLC Foundation today.

Make an online donation to the MLC Foundation Building Fund.

Make an online donation to the MLC Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Make a donation via direct deposit, cheque or credit card.

All donations over $2 to The Foundation Building or Scholarship Funds are tax deductible.

View the MLC Foundation Refund Policy here.

2018 Tuition Fee Raffle

The MLC Tuition Raffle is a fundraising activity organised by the MLC Foundation Inc. All proceeds (over and above the prize cost) go towards the MLC Foundation Building Fund, to support the Junior Years’ Redevelopment.

There are three opportunities to win the Raffle throughout the year. Each family is given the option to buy one raffle ticket through a voluntary amount on their respective Tuition Fee account, three times a year. Additional tickets can be purchased by contacting the MLC Office of Development on (08) 9383 8858 or foundation@mlc.wa.edu.au. The cost of a ticket in each raffle is $33.

First prize is a credit of $9,071.33, the equivalent of one third of the 2018 Year 12 tuition fee for a locally enrolled student.

View the raffle Terms and Conditions.

Bosisto Walk

Bosisto Walk, named in honour of former College Council Secretary Mr Roy Bosisto, is located in one of the main entry ways to the Junior Years’ Learning Community. 

Mr Bosisto was a driving force in securing funding for development of College facilities. To acknowledge those who share Mr Bosisto’s commitment, and to continue to remember his legacy and long family association with MLC, we have created an honour wall in our newest building.

Donations to the Junior Years’ Redevelopment of $500 and above will be commemorated with an engraved portion of floorboard taken from Bosisto Hall, the College’s original assembly and recreation space.

All donations to the MLC Foundation Building Fund over $2 are tax deductible. 

Please complete our payment options form and return to: MLC Foundation, PO Box 222 Claremont WA 6910 or foundation@mlc.wa.edu.au.

Should you wish to discuss other opportunities to support the Redevelopment, including the availability of Naming Opportunities, please contact our Director of Development, Lauren Major on +61 (08) 9383 8858 or lmajor@mlc.wa.edu.au

Foundation Board

The MLC Foundation is overseen by a dedicated and committed Board that governs through a transparent and sustainable business model.

James McClements
Chair

James is the Managing Partner of Resource Capital Funds (RCF). He co-founded RCF in 1998 and oversees all aspects of the its management. Prior to launching RCF he was a natural resources sector banker with N.M. Rothschild in Australia and the U.S., and with Standard Chartered Bank. He began his professional career with BHP Limited. He is an honors graduate in Economics from the University of Western Australia. James was appointed as Chair of MLC Foundation (Inc) on 9 May 2012 and also chairs the Foundation’s Prosperity Committee. 

Andree Megson  
Deputy Chair

Andree Megson is Chair of the MLC Foundation Development Committee and joined the Board in November 2015. Andree is a Director of McIntyre Management and Marketing and has more than 16 years experience in marketing and public relations consulting and planning for a range of industries. Andree is also a Philanthropy Manager for The Black Swan Theatre Company and Business Development Manager for the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival.

Geoff Pritchard
Board Member 

Geoff Pritchard is Chair of the MLC Foundation Investment Committee and joined the Board in October 2015. He has been involved in the financial advice and accounting space for more than 20 years. He has established and run a number of successful firms, including high ranking BRW Fast 100 companies. He currently serves as CEO of Australian Private Wealth, a specialist firm which provides trusted advisory services to a select range of clients including business owners, medical and legal practitioners and senior corporate executives.

Dr Bronwyn Rasmussen 
Board Member 

Bronwyn is the director of a private agricultural consulting company, Kurraian Consulting. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in the Australian and New Zealand sheep breeding industries, with technical expertise in genetic evaluation. She has a Doctor of Philosophy (Genetic Evaluation). Her key skills include strategic planning, project management and communications. Bronwyn was a former Chair of the Rosalie Primary School Board and currently Chairs the City Beach Residential College Local Input and Communication Committee.

Cliff Rocke
Board Member

Cliff is a Partner at Cor Cordis Chartered Accountants and is a Fellow of The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 23 years’ experience in Corporate Recovery and Insolvency, Personal Insolvency, Financial Investigations and Corporate Restructuring. Cliff was appointed to the Foundation Board on 27 July 2011 and also sits on the Prosperity and Audit Risk and Compliance Committee.

Marie Perry (MLC Principal) and Nick Henry (Chair of MLC Council) are ex officio members of the Foundation Board.

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