Established in 1976, the Abbotsleigh Foundation is a registered charity with the central goal of assisting the School financially for initiatives including scholarships, prizes, development of buildings and supporting educational facilities such as the School’s libraries.
The Foundation's financial reports are available on the website of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and are also sent to Foundation members.
Download the 2021 Foundation Annual Report
Apply for Abbotsleigh Foundation membership
Abbotsleigh Foundation members believe in the importance of an excellent education and care about the collective impact of their gifts on the School and its students. Our members feel immense pride as they join together to shape the future of Abbotsleigh.
Members are invited to Foundation dinners, have voting and Board nomination rights and are offered other invitational benefits as our way of showing appreciation for their support. We encourage the entire Abbotsleigh community to apply for membership, simply by making an initial gift of $500 to the Foundation. Gifts of $25,000 or more provide eligibility for Black and Gold Society membership.
For more information about Foundation membership, please contact the Fundraising Manager.
Gifts to the Abbotsleigh Foundation
For the protection of the interests of donors and the Abbotsleigh Foundation, the Foundation uses transparent and ethical processes for the acceptance of gifts.
Read the Foundation's Gift Acceptance Policy to find out more about the framework used to govern acceptance of gifts.
The Foundation’s directors and Abbotsleigh staff are committed to protecting the privacy of the individuals who interact with us. We also greatly value the relationships we have with our school community and welcome feedback on how we manage your personal information.
Contact details for enquiries about privacy and the collection of personal information:
The Company Secretary
ABN 46 001 333 124
1666 Pacific Highway
Wahroonga NSW 2076
+61 2 9473 7732
All email and telephone enquiries should be made to the Foundation Secretary.
Abbotsleigh Foundation Board
The Foundation’s board comprises nine Directors, four ex officio and five who are elected. Six of the current directors are past or current parents of Abbotsleigh girls and three directors are Abbotsleigh Old Girls.
Rob Adams, Chair
Mr Adams is a parent of an Abbotsleigh student, a member of the Foundation's Fundraising Committee and Investment and Finance Committee. He is the Executive Chair of Janus Henderson Investors in Australia.
Natalie Craig, Treasurer
Ms Craig is an Abbotsleigh Old Girl, a member of the Foundation’s Investment and Finance Committee and the Treasurer of the Foundation. Ms Craig is a chartered accountant and works in financial management at Macquarie Group.
Paul Fontanot, Director
Mr Fontanot is the Chair of the Council of Abbotsleigh and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a current Abbotsleigh parent and a member of the Foundation’s Investment and Finance Committee. Mr Fontanot is a Partner and National Practice Group Leader - Forensic & Technology Services at Clayton Utz.
Bronwyn Matthews, Director
Matthews is a current parent, an Abbotsleigh Old Girl and a member of the Foundation's Investment and Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Executive of the Abbotsleigh Old Girls' Union. Ms
Matthews is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Investment Manager.
Ross Bowden, Director
Bowden is a parent of a former Abbotsleigh student, a member of the Council of Abbotsleigh and a member of the Foundation’s Investment and Finance Committee. He is a Chartered Accountant and the CEO of Money Solutions.
Megan Krimmer, Director
Krimmer is the Headmistress of Abbotsleigh and is a member of the Foundation's Fundraising Committee.