Foundation

Foundation

 

The community connectedness ensures that current students are supported in an educational partnership with their families, Alumni, staff, the College Board, the Sisters of Mercy North Sydney and friends of the College.

Established in 1999, the College Foundation was formed to encourage the financial support of all sectors of the Monte community to help ensure that the College continues to provide the best possible facilities and opportunities for our students.

The Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College Foundation Limited is the Trustee Company for the Building, Education, Scholarships and Bursaries and Library Trusts and is the repository of funds raised through the various campaigns.

All donations to the Foundation are gratefully received and donations to the Building, Scholarships and Bursaries and Library Trusts are tax deductible.

Together as a community we must strive to build on the legacy of those who have gone before us. In the words of Sr Maureen McGuirk RSM AM 'Monte was not founded to be different. Monte was founded to make a difference.' With your support, we can make a significant and enduring difference to the lives of all Monte women, now and in the future.

The Foundation office is located in Casey Cottage, 11 McLaren Street, North Sydney. For further information about the Foundation please contact:

Director Development & Community Relations
Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College
Tel: (02) 9409 6240

2018 Bursary Blue Ribbon Appeal

Blue Ribbon Bursary AppealThe Monte Bursary Blue Ribbon Appeal raises funds to support young Monte women whose families are struggling to cope with extraordinary personal and financial hardship. Your tax deductible gift will make it possible for families to give their daughters stability in their school environment while their wider world is in turmoil.


Matching gift - double the impact of your gift

In 2018, gifts to the Bursary Blue Ribbon Appeal will be generously matched by an anonymous donor. Our goal is to raise $100,000 and with your support we can turn this into an incredible $200,000. This is a remarkable opportunity to ensure that all Monte women are supported. Help us to meet the growing need, please consider a gift as every dollar you give will be matched!

To make a tax deductible gift please click here

Building Fund

The facilities of the College exist due to the generous support given by many families and individuals since its foundation in 1875. Like all schools, our facilities must be constantly maintained and developed to meet the changing educational needs of our students and the College is extremely grateful for the generous support it receives from the community to the Building Fund.

Voluntary Building Fund contributions greatly assist the College in continuing to provide the most advanced facilities available for teaching and learning. The voluntary Building Fund contribution is currently $250 per family per term and is tax deductible.

To make a tax deductible gift please click here

Bequests

A charitable bequest to the Monte Foundation will make an enduring contribution that can honour you, your family, or someone close to you, well into the future. By making a bequest to the College you may be able to financially assist the College in a way that was not possible in your lifetime.

A bequest can take the form of: a percentage of your estate, a specified amount of money, stocks and shares, a life insurance policy or property.

Bequest gifts are not tax deductible and so can be allocated to any of the Foundation Trusts. By informing the College about your bequest you allow us to recognise your gift which will also encourage others to consider a bequest. All bequest correspondence with the College is confidential.

If you would like to talk about a bequest please contact the Director of Development on (02) 9409 6240 or ask your solicitor to include a bequest in your Will.

Foundation Events

  • Blue & Blue Lunch

The annual Blue & Blue Lunch was held on Friday 11 May 2018 at NSW Parliament House. All funds raised were directed to the Bursary Trust Fund. 

  • Bursary Rugby Lunch

Monte’s Bursary Rugby Lunch will be held at the College on Friday 10 August 2018. Over 700 guests are expected to attend and will be treated to a special Q&A panel with rugby stars past and present. 

  • Masalou Lunch

The Monte Foundation hosts a lunch at the College each year for our Alumni who have left school 50 years or more. The Masalou Lunch, named after the original building on the Miller Street site, will be held on Tuesday 16 October 2018. 

For all enquiries please contact the Development office on (02) 9409 6242.

Past Capital Campaigns

  • Campaign 2013 - O'Regan Arts and Cultural Common

Inspired by Catherine McAuley’s pursuit of excellence for the education of young women, the O’Regan Arts and Cultural Common has been designed and built for stimulating minds as well as providing a place for community to gather to celebrate creativity and innovation.

Thanks to the generous financial support of many Monte parents and community members and the dedication and good work of the ACC Capital Campaign Committee, the Monte Foundation raised over $1.6m for this transformational project.

Having been successfully completed ahead of schedule, the ACC was officially opened on the 19 October, 2014 by Professor, the Honourable Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO and blessed by Bishop Terence Brady DD VG.

  • Campaign 2006 - Catherine McAuley Place

Monte’s innovative learning precinct, Catherine McAuley Place, was opened by Sister Jennifer Ryan RSM, Congregation Leader, Sisters of Mercy, North Sydney and blessed by Bishop David Cremin on Sunday 26 August 2007. The College Foundation’s three year Campaign 2006 was successful in raising $1.8m towards the project. 

  • Appeal 2000 - McQuoin Centre

Monte’s first major Capital Campaign was launched in 2000 with a target of $1.5m to be raised over five years with all proceeds going towards a multi-purpose hall, indoor pool and sports complex. The McQuoin Centre was opened in November 2002 by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC, the Governor of NSW and blessed by Archbishop George Pell. Through the generosity of the Monte community the campaign target was reached in June 2004.