Why Philanthropy Matters

With your help, Toorak College is leading excellence in education, but this cannot happen with fees alone. For more than 140 years, Toorak College has advanced through the generosity of our benefactors.

Our students are the beneficiaries of philanthropy from our current parents, Collegians, staff, past families and friends. We are exceptionally grateful to those who have have given generously to provide the educational opportunities, buildings and facilities that our students currently enjoy today.

Philanthropy does matter. There are many ways to give back, whether it’s through the gift of time, money or your expertise. Most importantly, all donations, large and small, are important to the School.

How Your Support Assists The School

At Toorak College, we request support for projects and endeavors from which our students will directly benefit, such as our library and building improvements and through scholarships.

There are several ways you can support the students of Toorak College:

Major Gifts

Major gifts have the ability to transform the School and the lives of individuals. Major gifts can support capital works within the School or fund a scholarship in perpetuity for a student who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to attend Toorak College.

Annual Appeal

The Annual Appeal, launched in May of each year, targets projects which will have immediate benefit to students. The size of your gift is less important than your act of support for Toorak College and the great sense of community in giving. Your gift will inspire others and collectively make a material difference to the School's ability to engage and inspire students of all ages.


For many Collegians and friends of Toorak College, a charitable bequest is the simplest and best way to make a gift to their school. By means of your will or other estate plan, you can name Toorak College as the beneficiary of a portion of your estate, or of particular assets in your estate. Many of the most powerful gifts with an enduring impact have been bequests.

Designate your bequest for:

  • funding scholarships
  • enhancing library & art collections
  • launching new programs
  • building new buildings
  • supporting student awards.

Further Information

For more information about giving to Toorak College or to arrange a confidential conversation with our Principal, Mrs Kristy Kendall, please contact the Alumni Relations & Development Manager, Penny Bowman on (03) 9788 7208.