The role of the Xavier College Foundation is to plan and ensure that the vision of the early Jesuits continues for many generations to come by assisting with the provision of Scholarships and Bursaries and the funding of capital works and facilities.
The Foundation Stone of Xavier College was laid in December 1872. Known only as Mornane's Paddock, in the 'far-flung countryside' of Kew, the site left many questioning the wisdom of the pioneering Irish Jesuits.
Today however, the legacy of their exceptional foresight is obvious to the generations of former students and families who have benefited from a Xavier education.
With this in mind and since its inception in 1977, the Foundation asks all friends of Xavier to look to the future as our predecessors did and give back when able, providing opportunities for others so they may benefit.
Currently the Foundation operates three funds to which you can direct your gift, including the Ignatius Education Fund (Scholarships and Bursaries) and the Building Fund (Capital works) which are tax deductible, and the Endowment Fund (Bequest).
Back row: Don Smarrelli OAM, Patrick O’Brien
Front row: Rose-Mary Cassin, Bernadette Batten, Mark Hand
Left-Right: Ben Dalling, Pat Cody, Paul Ferla, Anthony Garvey, John MacKinnon
Absent: Andrew Polson
The splendid vision of a modem Xavier College is, to a significant extent, the result of the support of those that came before us. Although they are largely unheralded, we remember with gratitude a few of our major benefactors who, as thousands of students who have benefited will attest, have helped make Xavier what it is today.
The Foundation acknowledges the generous gifts donated by many friends of Xavier over the year. Each and every donation, large and small, is received with gratitude and helps to consolidate what so many earlier benefactors have provided for the students of today and tomorrow.