The College welcomes exceptional undergraduate and graduate students who form a remarkable fellowship of Paulines, and where independent thinking and seeing the world differently has always been a guiding principle.
Paulines, their family and other friends of the College, grateful for the opportunities provided by Paul’s, are encouraged to do all they can to create new and better opportunities for current and future students through gifts and through bequests.
In recent years the College raised substantial funds for the development of new facilities being the Ivan Head Building and the McMillan Building both opened by the Chancellor of the University in March 2019. We are forever grateful to the donors of these funds over many years and who are responsible for the expansion of the College and the success of the St Paul’s College Foundation. There is an ongoing need for maintenance of existing buildings (particularly the heritage fabric) and our equipment plus the provision of new facilities, up-to-date equipment and furnishings.
Below are avenues for giving to St Paul’s College. All donations are tax deductible as the College and its Foundation are Australian Registered charities. If you want to discuss your gift and how it is to be directed please contact the Director of Community Engagement, Mr Richard Morgan (t. 02 9550 7444, e. firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Warden, The Rev’d Dr Ed Loane.
The new Waddy Centre will be a place to showcase and develop the College’s wider artistic talents and traditions. It will feature a dedicated performance space seating up to 275 in a variety of formats plus pre-function spaces. Music rooms will include one large ensemble room, doubling as a ‘green room’, plus two practice studios.
The College TAG Fitness Centre will be enhanced with an expansion for cardio training and the addition of a multi-purpose dance studio.
These facilities will be unrivalled among University of Sydney colleges.
The College’s foundation was established in 1977 by Paulines Lloyd Waddy and Robert Albert. Garnering support from a wide circle of friends with connections to their old College they were able to grow a capital fund that totalled $78,584 by the time of the first AGM in December 1978. At that time there were approximately 1,000 living Paulines and over 300 had made a donation, including 22 who had already become Life Donors.
Trust. The Foundation’s funds are held in trust for the future of the College. Under its Trust Deed the Trustees are the Warden and Fellows which ensures the Foundation funds are overseen by the College but management is vested in the Foundation Board of Directors. Their principle roles are to raise funds through appeals and to manage the fund so that every dollar given is added to the capital sum for growth.
The need. The Foundation supports an extensive scholarship programme and in 2022 gave $750,000 to the College to fund places for 85 students needing full, half- and quarter-bursaries as well as academic and other scholarships. It also helps with the maintenance and conservation of the sandstone buildings and the other heritage works on a long-term basis as well as providing an annual maintenance budget that minimizes the impact these costs have on student fees.
Your lasting help. All donations become part of an enduring legacy. Conducted twice-yearly the Foundation appeals to the wider Pauline community to give as generously as they can. Over the last four decades there have been some major donations and bequests but most donors give modestly each year and gradually build up a sum that entitles them to Life Donor status.
Gratitude. The Foundation has been very grateful to significant donors some of whom have given over $100,000. The Foundation has also been the beneficiary of several bequests over the last 40 years.
Letters of appreciation have come from many of the scholarship awardees. Here are some direct quotes.
‘Every day I reflect on this wonderful opportunity to live in such an exciting environment surrounded by talented, ambitious and well-rounded individuals. I appreciate that this opportunity is beyond my dream university experience and I am eternally grateful to you and your foundation. Without this support, studying at the University of Sydney would not be possible.’
[SPC 2nd Year – BE (Chemical & Biomolecular) Year 2 / BComm]
‘It has been and will be an honour to say that I am a resident at St Paul’s College … It is through the bursary that I can fully comprehend that fundamental ethos in which the College stands spiritually, intellectually and academically – and I am grateful for every opportunity. I know that, God willing, I will contribute back to the College in the future.’
[SPC Fresher – BA (Ancient History, Classical Greek, Latin) Year 2, athlete]
‘When I look ahead I would far prefer to be part of the philanthropy of St Paul’s, if the means are possible … Thank you again for your support which is life-changing.’
[SPC 2nd Year – BSc Year 2 / BScEd]
‘Not only has this scholarship significantly helped my family in a year that has been quite challenging for us, but it has also meant that I am able to continue my studies on campus and I believe that I have benefited from this extensively … and I am forever grateful for what has been given me.’
[SPC 3rd Year – BE (Civil) Year 3 / BPM, Rawson sports]
Paulines are encouraged to do all they can to create new and better opportunities for current and future students through donations and through gifts in wills.
The College welcomes exceptional undergraduate and graduate students. They form a remarkable fellowship of Paulines, where independent thinking and seeing the world differently has always been a guiding principle.
In recent years the College raised substantial funds for the development of new facilities being the Ivan Head Building and the McMillan Building both opened by the Chancellor of the University in March 2019.
We are forever grateful to the donors to building projects and facilities funds since the very beginnings of the College. These donors are most recently responsible for the new buildings. There is an ongoing need for maintenance of heritage buildings and fittings, furniture and equipment. The dining hall floor was replaced at the start of 2022 thanks in part to many donors of floor boards!
Contemporary academic standards and a large residence for young people require up-to-date technology, ergonomics, security and good furnishings. This is provided by a maintenance budget which is supported by grants from the College Foundation. Your gifts to the Foundation ensure the huge cost to maintain the heritage features of Paul’s continues. The Foundation also provides a large pool of funds for annual bursaries, essential to provide a diversity of student enrolment.
Gifts to St Paul’s College can be directed to our various projects and appeals. All donations are tax deductible. The College and St Paul’s College Foundation are Australian Registered Charities.
If you want to discuss your gift and how it is to be directed please contact the Director of Community Development, Mr Richard Morgan (t. 02 9550 7444, e. email@example.com) or the Warden, The Rev’d Dr Ed Loane.
Priority 2023: A New Addition – The Waddy Performance Centre