What we do
SJC Foundation Limited, established in 1987, seeks to preserve, maintain and advance the College in order to continue providing young men with a high-quality Catholic education in the Marist tradition, through the provision of resources and ongoing financial support for the College.
The particular purposes of the Foundation, as set out in its Constitution, are:
To advance education by advancing, promoting and encouraging the education purposes of the College, including, but not limited to providing financial, fundraising and other incidental support to the College.
To act as trustee of Trusts and operator of Funds which are presently or may be established for the benefit of the College and/or its students.
In its capacity as trustee or operator of these Funds to:
Manage the making of gifts and testamentary dispositions to or for the Funds or company;
Enlist the support, including financial support, of past students, parents of students, friends of the College and the public, to raise funds by donation or otherwise for payment to the Funds;
Generally support and assist the College in its strategic intent.
Education transforms lives: it is important work made possible in a large part by the generosity of donors and benefactors who, for more than 140 years have shared the vision and passion of those early Marist Brothers. Donors to SJC Foundation have chosen to make St Joseph’s College their philanthropic priority. There are many different reasons why people choose to give to Joeys, and fundamentally, these reasons centre around a need to invest in the future of the College, to ensure the diversity of the student body is maintained and that the facilities are an effective and inspiring place of learning for the boys.
Every gift is counted towards a lifelong association with the College and SJC Foundation.
SJC Foundation recognises those benefactors who have made a commitment to supporting the boys through the following tiers of membership:
Annual Member: $2,000
Cerise Society: Ten or more years of giving to SJC Foundation
Silver Life Member: $25,000
Gold Life Member: $50,000
Platinum Life Member: $75,000
Whiting Fellow: A gift in your will, made to SJC Foundation.
The Board of SJC Foundation Ltd (ABN: 22 003 768 858) acts as Trustee for the following funds:
Deductible Gift Recipient Funds
Building Fund – to develop and provide funds for the structural alteration and improvement to existing buildings and the provision for new buildings.
Scholarship Fund – to provide funds for academic prizes, scholarships and bursaries. There are a number of ways to support the College, and your generosity will ensure St Joseph’s College continues to be a leader in providing the highest quality education, opportunities and care for many generations to come.
Indigenous Fund – to provide financial support and relief to Indigenous Australians who may find themselves in necessitous circumstances. This fund is currently supporting a number of Indigenous students at the College.
Benevolent Fund – to provide financial support and relief to individuals and families who, due to death, serious illness or other unforeseen events, may find themselves in necessitous circumstances. This fund is currently supporting a number of students from rural and remote areas.
Non-Deductible Gift Recipient Funds
Education Fund – to develop and provide funds for the long-term security of the College and financial assistance for scholarships, educational projects, staff development and endowments. This fund provides some residential accommodation adjacent to the College for Boarding Coordinators, as well as the Farrell, Renshaw and Rheinberger Scholarships, and funds educational programs such as the ‘Writer in Residence’. Gifts to the Education Fund are not tax-deductible.
Ancillary Fund – to facilitate donations for various College projects, initiatives and appeals which, in turn, will be forwarded to another tax deductible (DGR) fund. Gifts to the Ancillary Fund are tax-deductible.
All gifts to the SJC Foundation Building Fund, SJC Scholarship Fund, SJC Indigenous Scholarship Fund and SJC Benevolent Fund are tax deductible.
Tax Deduction in the USA
St Joseph’s College is an affiliate of The Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation. The AISUSA Foundation encourages individuals and organisations to support education by receiving tax deductible donations. Gifts to the AISUSA Foundation are tax deductible for US taxpayers and may be of benefit to anyone worldwide with a US Tax liability. The AISUSA directors award grants to Australian schools twice yearly.
Tax Deduction in the UK, Singapore or Hong Kong
St Joseph’s College is a member of Chapel & York Charitable Foundations in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore. The Chapel & York Charitable Foundations gives grants to organisations around the world as directed by its donors. Gifts to the Chapel & York Charitable Foundations are able to provide gift receipts allowing for tax effective giving in the relevant jurisdiction.
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All donations made to SJC Foundation via AISUSA and Chapel & York (UK, Singapore & HK) count towards a lifelong association with the College and SJC Foundation.