Give to MLC

The MLC Foundation

Give to 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 significant infrastructure 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), and the MLC/CCGS Aquatic Precinct (2019). Please also see the Circle of Success achievements for further improvements made at the College since 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 over $2 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.

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 the biennial MLC Foundation Gala Ball, the Tuition Fee Raffle, Annual Giving, 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 Kirstyn Johnson, Director of Development and Alumni, or +61 (08) 9383 8858.

To read more about the MLC Foundation please read the following Annual Reports.

2021 Financial Report | 2020 Financial Report | 2019 Financial Report | 2018 Annual Report | 2017 Annual Report

Foundation Board

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

Meet the Foundation Board.






Throughout the world, women are under-represented in positions of power and influence, and over-represented in areas of disadvantage. The closer a society is to achieving gender equity, the more prosperous, peaceful, healthy, educated and innovative it is.

Philanthropy can contribute to addressing this gap in a unique and effective way. The advancement of women is essential to achieving this goal.

To uphold our integrity and ensure our programmes, events and initiatives are in line with our mission, we at the MLC Foundation constantly reflect on our primary role - to assist the College to achieve its vision to be an international leader of holistic learning and teaching.

Thanks to the generosity of our our community in 2022 we welcomed our inaugural MLC Foundation Community Scholarship recipient to the college. The MLC Foundation is proud to embark on its second Giving Day to raise funds for needs-based scholarships for girls to attend MLC who would otherwise not be able to attend due to financial reasons, as well as providing supporting Indigenous country boarding scholarships.

The Foundation values our donors and supporters for allowing us to provide more opportunities and extra assistance for our students.

We are excited to see the College look into the future and develop a Master Plan for the College to guide us into the years ahead and look forward to continuing our partnership with the MLC community to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Matched Donor Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the very generous members of the MLC community who have committed funds ahead of time - our Matched Donors. Please click here to see a full list of the MLC Foundation Giving Day 2022 Matched Donors.

Circle of Success

Join the Circle of Success here.

Each year our generous Circle of Success supporters collaborate to enable funding for the College to complete tangible and worthy projects. Since 2015 the initiative has contributed more than $600,000 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. Supporters are then given the opportunity to vote on which impactful project, (chosen by the College Leadership Team based on a strict criteria as outlined in the brochure) they would like to see fulfilled. 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 Pinnacle of Success voting evening, is a wonderful occasion where College staff do their utmost to inform attendees to secure their vote. The evening culminates in the announcement of the winning project, a moment of celebration as donors enjoy a tremendous sense of satisfaction knowing this philanthropic gesture will be enjoyed by students upon completion.

For further details about this exciting initiative, please contact the MLC Office of Development on (08) 9383 8856 or

Aquatic Precinct

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

The MLC Foundation would like to thank our community members for supporting the MLC/CCGS joint Aquatic Precinct.

The world-class facility has hosted many school highlights throughout 2020 including swimming carnivals, night swim meets, swimming trials, swimming lessons, squad swimming, water polo, canoe polo and bronze medallion training for both schools.

The MLC/CCGS joint Aquatic Precinct is a world-class geothermally heated facility that complements our already established Health and Wellness programme at the adjoining Meredith Taylor Health and Sports Centre, positioning MLC as a leader in Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Health and Wellbeing.

The MLC Foundation is committed to supporting MLC as an international leader in holistic learning and teaching. We sincerely thank our community for generously supporting the development of this world class facility.

About the Aquatic Precinct

  • 50m Olympic-sized lit and heated pool for lessons, training and competitions; and,
  • 40 x 25m heated pool that can function as a lap training pool, an Olympic-sized water polo court or two 20 x 25-metre water polo training courts.
  • Geothermally heated to 29 degrees Celsius.
  • We have an MLC/CCGS App for scheduling timetables.
  • Removable starting blocks.

2020 Highlights

  • All Kindergarten–Year 6 students participated in swimming lessons
  • MLC Collegians current staff, current parents and students began using the Aquatic Precinct
  • IGSSA Swimming training and Water Polo
  • JIGSSA Swimming Carnivals
  • Junior Swimming Carnivals
  • Junior Swimming Trials
  • Year 7 Swim Trials
  • Aquatics – Years 7–9 students
  • Bronze Medallion training
  • Canoe Polo

2020 has been an unprecedented year and the MLC Foundation shared in the heartbreak with our 2020 Swim Team when the IGSSA Swimming Carnival was cancelled at the last minute. We are proud of the strong swimming culture at MLC and look forward to great success in years to come.

The swimming pools are available for use by MLC Collegians, current staff, current parents and students. For pool enquiries and opening hours please contact Kirby Swim at or on 9442 1617.

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