Foundation

BE GENEROUS IN SERVICE AND GREAT INDEED WILL BE THE JOY OF YOUR HEART.

- Elizabeth McQuoin

Established in 1999, the 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.

For further information please contact:

Sara Jones
Head of Foundation
(02) 9409 6242

To make a tax deductible gift please click here

2020 Bursary Blue Ribbon Appeal

Despite the significant challenges, our generous community raised $124,803 towards the Monte Bursary in 2020, donated by 153 members of our community. 

The Bursary Blue Ribbon Appeal was established to help the College care for young women whose families are experiencing financial hardship. Bursaries allow us to support families to give their daughters stability in their school environment while their wider world is in turmoil.

The collective pooling of kindness and generosity has enabled us to make a real difference to the lives of many young Monte women in need. Due to the extroardinary support of our community, the 2020 Blue Ribbon Appeal achieved outstanding results, exemplifying the College's core values of Mercy, Service and Human Dignity.

On behalf of the College, these young women and their families, thank you for your life-changing generosity.

If you would like further information on how you can support bursaries at Monte please contact Sara Jones, Head of Foundation on (02) 9409 6242.

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. Generations of Monte women have benefited from the generosity of men and women who, over the years, have bequeathed gifts to the College or to the Foundation.

These gifts have had a profound impact on the lives of our students through scholarship and bursary opportunities, by developing teaching and learning facilities, and by supporting staff and the College's programs.

Bequests are not tax deductible and can be allocated to any of the Foundation Trusts. 

If you would like to discuss leaving a bequest to the College please contact Sara Jones, Head of Foundation on (02) 9409 6242. All bequest communication with the College is confidential.

Foundation Events

  • Blue & Blue Lunch

The 2021 Blue & Blue Lunch will be held in the Ivy Ballroom, on Friday 21 May 2021. 

  • Bursary Blue Ribbon Rugby Lunch

  • Masalou Lunch

We look foward to welcoming our Masalou Alumni back to the Mount of Holy Angels this year. The Masalou Lunch, celebrating friendships that have spanned an extraodinary 50 years or more, will be held on Tuesday 12 October 2021. 

The Class of 1971 will be our newest inductees. This year we will also celebrate the Class of 1970, as this Monte Alumni group missed the opportunity to celebrate their special milestone in 2020. 

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 $1.4m 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 $1.3m towards the project. 

  • Appeal 2000 - McQuoin Centre

Monte’s first major Capital Campaign was launched in 2000 with a target of $1m 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.