Giving at Scotch

Office of Advancement and Philanthropy

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit." — Nelson Henderson

The tradition of giving at Scotch College began with its founding in 1897 and continues today.

We owe our existence to an initial donation from the Alexander family. Jane Alexander and her husband, the Hon. William Alexander, seeking a Presbyterian school for boys in Perth, donated 500 pounds towards the establishment of the College. Without this humble and founding gift, our great College would never have come into being.

Scotch College acknowledges with tremendous gratitude the impact of the gifts and donations we have received from parents, Old Scotch Collegians, staff and friends since 1897, which have allowed us to become the world-class College we are today. 

Giving ensures the growth and development of our remarkable College. Your gift makes an incredible difference to students today and in the future.

Every gift is vital to our College, no matter how large or small. 

Why support us?

Like all independent colleges, our School’s day-to-day operational expenses are met by a combination of fees paid by our parents, as well as grants from State and Federal governments. We acknowledge the many sacrifices made by our community and the generous government support we receive and we use these funds wisely.

In order to grow and flourish, we rely on the goodwill and generosity of the Scotch community to support our College so we can continue to provide scholarships, support students, and deliver contemporary teaching and learning spaces and facilities for many years to come.

How can you donate? 

Below are some of the ways you can currently give to the School.

For more information please contact Kate Quinn, Director of Advancement and Philanthropy, on +61 8 9383 6832 or



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Scotch College acknowledges the Wadjuk Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the College stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the sovereign First Peoples of this place.