The role of the Xavier College Foundation is to plan and ensure that the vision of the Jesuits continues for generations to come by assisting with the provision of Scholarships, Bursaries and the funding of capital works and facilities.
The Foundation Stone of Xavier College was laid in December 1872 in the 'far-flung countryside' of Kew, the site left many questioning the wisdom of the pioneering Irish Jesuits. Today however, the legacy of their exceptional foresight is obvious to the generations of former students and families who have benefited from a Xavier education. Since its inception in 1977, the Foundation asks all friends of Xavier to look to the future as our predecessors did and give back when able, providing opportunities for others so they too, may benefit.
Each year the Xavier College Foundation reaches out to the wider Xavier Community to invite a tax-deductible gift as part of our Inspiring Excellence Annual Appeal. Depending on particular interests within our community, individuals can choose to support the Appeal across different areas such as; Inspiring Excellence Bursaries, Indigenous Bursaries, our Heritage Buildings, Libraries at each of our campuses or the Benevolent Fund.
Every gift, large and small, is received with gratitude and helps to consolidate what so many earlier benefactors have provided for the students of today and tomorrow. The Xavier College Foundation offers many avenues through which your generosity can benefit Xavier students for decades to come.
The Xavier College Benevolent Fund was re-established 2018 and builds on a solid base, increasing its capacity to provide financial assistance to those members of the Xavier Community who find themselves suffering financial hardship.
The Xavier College Foundation’s Boards and Committees in conjunction with the Investment and Advancement Committees work tirelessly to ensure funds raised from donations and bequests are invested wisely. The Board achieves the best capital growth to benefit the returns to the College with over $40 million having been distributed to the College since its inception.
The Foundation will continue to work closely as part of the College Community as we embark on major fundraising to support the College’s Strategic Plan XC150.
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