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Areas to support

100% of your gift to the Abbotsleigh Foundation will be invested for the benefit of Abbotsleigh girls. Every gift, of any size, is meaningful. Gifts to the Foundation's Scholarship, Library and Building Funds are tax deductible. A gift to the School's Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Fund is also tax deductible.



Support facilities for girls' education

A gift to the Building Fund is tax deductible. Buildings in use today are testament to the philanthropy of previous generations and with your help, we can continue to offer facilities to girls that give them unparalleled opportunities across the curriculum. The Sports Precinct, the School’s libraries and the Infants Wing are examples of building projects made possible by philanthropy.

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Abbotsleigh Girls

Provide scholarship opportunities 

A gift to the Scholarship Fund is tax deductible and will contribute to giving a girl an education she may not have otherwise experienced. Your gift will be applied to support a means-tested scholarship. For example, two means-tested Foundation Scholarships for students entering Year 10 are offered, to cover 50% of their tuition fees for the remainder of their schooling.

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Indigenous Scholarships

Indigenous Scholarship students

Provide opportunity for an Indigenous girl

A gift to Indigenous Scholarships is tax deductible. Indigenous Australians are the most educationally disadvantaged group in Australia. And with Abbotsleigh educating 12 Indigenous scholars at Abbotsleigh at any one time, we are proud of our commitment to making a difference. Indigenous Scholarships are supported by the School, the Abbotsleigh Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Yalari organisation and Abbstudy. 

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Kathleen McCredie Scholarship

Abbotsleigh Girls

Honour Miss McCredie with scholarship support

A gift to the Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is tax deductible.This scholarship was initiated through a generous gift from the Abbotsleigh Old Girls’ Union and honours the dynamic and positive influence of Miss McCredie during her time as Headmistress (1970-1987).  The Kathleen McCredie Scholarship is means-tested and offered every three years; it supports full tuition from Year 10 to Year 12. 

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Support the School's libraries

A gift to the Library Fund is tax deductible.  Virtual library services are available 24/7 with databases providing access to encyclopaedias, journal and newspaper articles, e-books and audio books. The Foundation’s Library Fund supports the Betty Archdale and Palmer libraries’ activities including the purchasing of books, catalogue system maintenance and the enriching biennial Literary Festival. 

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Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

Gallery Building

Support the School's gallery

A gift to the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Fund is tax deductible.  Artwork may also be donated and a tax receipt provided, after the artwork is valued as part of the Federal Government's Cultural Gifts Program. To find out more about donating artwork to the School please contact the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery's Director. To make a tax deductible gift to the Gallery Fund, please contact the Director of Development.

Boarder Parent Bursary

Abbotsleigh Girls

Support boarder families

This bursary directly and only benefits boarder families. For boarder families in temporary financial need, this bursary assists in paying school fees and/or at the Headmistress’s discretion, other school-related expenses. Please note that gifts to support this bursary are not tax deductible. 

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Speech Day Prizes

Speech Day

Endow a prize

Please contact the Director of Development to find out which prizes are available for endowment. A gift of $1,000 endows a prize for five years. A gift of $5,000 will endow a prize in perpetuity with the option to name the prize. Please note that prize endowment gifts are not tax deductible. 

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