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.

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

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.

The 2019 Annual Giving Appeal will continue to focus on raising funds for The Swift Science and Technology Centre so that it can stand proud as a first-class resource for our students. Donor Alison Swift reflects “We believe this facility will give students of Toorak College amazing opportunities to break into career paths in the STEM fields; industries in which women are significantly under represented”.

All donations towards this campaign will ensure our students are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to be ready for a lifetime of inquiry and understanding. Donors gifting over $5,000 are eligible for acknowledgement on the Science and Technology Centre donor wall which takes the form of the Hyde Periodic Table. With the campaign for this project coming to a close within the coming months, the 2019 Annual Giving Appeal provides a final opportunity for our community to reserve a named space on this permanent feature within the building.

The appeal will also seek support for the Scholarship Fund, established to assist students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to experience a Toorak College education.

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.

Click here to view the 2019 Annual Giving Appeal Brochure.

Building Fund Gifts - The Science and Technology Centre (2017 - 2019)

Gifts to the Science and Technology Centre Campaign (Building Fund) have the ability to transform the School and the lives of individuals. To view more details on how you can support the Campaign for The Science and Technology Centre, click here.

Scholarship Fund Gifts

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


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 Penny Bowman in our Development Office on (03) 9788 7208.