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 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 you can contribute

Annual Giving Appeal

The Annual Giving 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. Click here to view the 2022 annual giving appeal information.

Please help continue the transformation of Toorak College by donating to this year’s Annual Giving Appeal by contacting the Development Office on (03) 97887208.

Building Fund Gifts

Gifts to the Toorak College Building Fund go towards the continual upkeep of our historic School and new projects focused on creating inspiring spaces for our current and future students.

Scholarship Fund Gifts

Gifts made in support of the Toorak College Scholarship Fund go towards supporting a student who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to attend Toorak College.

Bequests - The Hamilton Society

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; new buildings; supporting student awards.

To celebrate the launch of the Hamilton Society in 2021, there will be a luncheon held on Friday 16th April, 12:30pm, in the Dining Room of Toorak College. All members of the community are welcome to attend this free of charge lunch, bookings essential via emailing or call (03) 97887208.

Voluntary Contribution (Current Families)

All voluntary contributions enrich our School for current and future students through the strengthening of our teaching practices, program offering and learning facilities. If you would like to make a voluntary contribution, please add an amount to the balance of school charges; $500 is listed as a suggestion on each term fee statement, however every contribution, large or small is greatly appreciated. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

For more information about giving to Toorak College or to arrange a confidential conversation with our Principal, Mrs Kristy Kendall, please contact the Development Office on (03) 9788 7208 or

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