Annual Giving

Annual Giving

A Gift to St Paul’s



St Paul’s College was built on philanthropy when it was founded over 160 years ago and it continues its outstanding work today because of the ongoing generosity of the Pauline community.

This support – from alumni, students, staff, parents, and friends, who support the College each year – signals not only gratitude for what the College has already given but also a commitment to ensuring future generations are able to benefit from the transformative power of the all-round educational opportunities offered by the College.

The impact of this generosity is evident across the College, and in society beyond. What’s more, it works for generations to come.

There is a particular need, in this period of isolation and COVID-19 uncertainty, for new donors to come forward from the Pauline community to help us with monetary contributions, no matter how small.

We thank all those in the past who have given regularly to the College through the Foundation, scholarships, building and general funds. We thank those who have given just once. Please continue to make gifts to the College.

There are also many who make provision for the College in their Wills. If you can please ask your solicitor to add the College or the Foundation as a beneficiary of your estate. If you are willing please let the College know that you have done this. If you want to make special provisions don’t hesitate to contact the Director of Community Development to discuss how you want your benefaction to be used.

Please commit to making a gift to the College.

Annual giving

Annual Giving is essential for the ongoing operation of the College. Your annual gift, no matter how large or small, works for the benefit of current and future students.

Your gift can be directed to the St Paul’s College Foundation or direct to the College, either for specific purposes or left to the discretion of the Warden for spending on the College’s most urgent priorities.

Annual Giving priorities include:

  • Scholarships: in particular please help the College expand its range of needs-based scholarships and scholarships for Graduate House.
  • New facilities: please help us fit out our new facilities under construction to a world class standard:
    • Library / Study / Archives Centre
    • Music rooms
    • Common rooms
    • Tutorial rooms
    • Landscaping elements
  • Existing facilities:
    • Maintenance of heritage buildings
    • Upgrade of other facilities such as tutorial rooms
    • Security of buildings and grounds

Please make your Annual Giving donation to the College at the online giving page.

St Paul’s College Foundation

Central to the College’s ongoing strength is the work of the St Paul’s College Foundation, which has operated as the College’s long-term endowment fund for more than 40 years.

The Foundation has raised $45 million through donations and investment returns, of which $25 million has been invested back into the College for the provision of much-needed scholarships, the maintenance of heritage buildings, and other important projects. In recent years, the Foundation has provided at least $550,000 annually to the College.

Importantly each year most students in residence, or parents on their behalf, make voluntary donations to the College and the Foundation, and thus begins one manifestation of a student’s gratitude to the College which we hope will last a lifetime.

Every dollar given to the Foundation will work forever.

More about St Paul’s College Foundation can be found by clicking here.

2019 Foundation documents
Annual Giving Appeal 2019, including June letter from the Foundation and booklet

End of Year report and donors list

2018 Foundation documents
June letter from the St Paul’s College Foundation
November letter from the St Paul’s College Foundation and AGM notice

All donations are tax deductible within Australia


A bequest in your Will enables the great work of the College to continue for future generations of students. Bequests to the College over many decades have funded scholarships, new buildings and facilities, and the vital ongoing maintenance of the College’s beautiful heritage buildings and grounds.

Bequests have been made by alumni, former staff and others in the wider community who have believed in the important contribution the College makes to the greatness of our nation.

Major gift

Students of St Paul’s College have benefited deeply from the support of individual benefactors who have been able to make significant gifts to the College. A number of major donors have been recognised on plaques, buildings and College facilities. The College needs the support of major gifts to enrich its scholarship program, to care for the heritage buildings and to complete new facilities for current and future students.

Be part of our future

St Paul’s College aspires today to be a modern, internationally-minded, outward-looking Australian Anglican college: a place where students, academic staff and visitors – reflecting the full spectrum of university life – interact, grow and learn from one another in a mutually supportive environment.

We will only achieve this vision with the support of our benefactors.

Please consider supporting the College through a tax deductible donation.

Give now through our ANNUAL GIVING appeal or contact Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development, at or phone (02) 9550 7472 to discuss support for the College through major gifts or a bequest.