Giving at Scotch


Established in 1985, the Scotch College (WA) Foundation (Inc) was created to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the College. It is responsible for the management and investment strategy of all endowment funds collected by the College and any funds gifted or donated to the Foundation. Its role also includes financial recurrent support during challenging times and assistance for the College to maintain and grow its capital infrastructure. Since its inception, the Foundation has built a substantial asset base, generated from endowment fees, generous bequests, and sound investment practices. It is overseen by a Board of Trustees and has a specialised investment committee which reports to the Board.

The Foundation provides a financially “safe pair of hands”, managing and growing funds that are used for ongoing support of the College, including scholarships funding, supporting the Office of Advancement and Philanthropy, and providing loans to the College to enable core capital works programmes to be completed.

Building our future

Through a planned strategy of investment, the Foundation has contributed significant funds towards past, current and future building programmes, including the:

  • Dickinson Centre
  • Science and Design/Technology building
  • Middle School buildings and underpass
  • Gooch Pavilion refurbishment
  • Boat Shed extension

The Board of Trustees has also funded an innovative staff professional development project and a staff leadership programme with the income from significant bequests.

Join our Foundation

We welcome donations of any size. For those donating $5,000 or more in cash or assets within a five-year period, or bequests of $20,000 or more, we extend our appreciation through providing a membership to our Foundation.

To learn more about the various options available to donate to the College, please visit our Office of Advancement and Philanthropy.

If you wish to find out more about our Foundation, please read the Constitution of the Scotch College (WA) Foundation (Inc).

If you require further information or assistance, please contact Mel Colling in the Philanthropy Office on +61 8 9383 6987 or We encourage you to visit the College and meet in person with our Philanthropy team.

Foundation Board