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Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Warren Buffett, investor and philanthropist 

Philanthropic Culture

We are fortunate at Redlands to have a community with a strong tradition of generously giving back to the School.  Parents and friends of the School proudly support the enrichment of our students’ lives in many ways, through regular donations and by giving one of the most special gifts of all – their time. 

Our motto “Let your light shine’ is an attitude we carry in all our endeavours. To ensure that we continue to help our students reach their personal best and equip them to stay abreast of our rapidly changing world, Redlands must continually invest in its infrastructure, facilities, curricular and co-curricular activities on a regular basis.

Foundation History

Redlands, like most independent schools, has its own Foundation to support the School’s development plan. The School has a long history and tradition of philanthropy and the significant contributions from parents, alumni and staff have played a vital role in its ongoing development. Redlands receives one of the lowest Government grants of any school in NSW and school fees alone cannot provide the capital required for major developments. 

Previous appeals include lots of important projects. For example, the Peter Cornish Building on the Junior Campus (2002), The Roseby Science Building/Liggins Atrium (2007), the Fitness Centre (2009) and the John Roberts Centre (2018) on the Senior Campus; as well as High Country Campus in Jindabyne (1996); and the overhead pedestrian bridge across Military Road (1998).

For further information about our history see click here.

Foundation Objectives

At this stage, the Foundation activities are focused on supporting 3 funds.

  1. Scholarship Fund
  2. Building Fund
  3. Library Fund

Scholarship Fund

An endowment fund for a means-tested Scholarship was launched in 2010 by Dr Lennox with the vision of providing opportunities for exceptionally talented students who will make a strong contribution to both Redlands and our society, as well as enhancing the diversity of our student body. If you wish to support this Appeal and learn more, please visit here.  

Building Fund 

Building Fund contributions are directed towards the development of infrastructure and the premises. Due to the generosity of our community, our campus has grown to its current size. On 25 May 2020 the New Learning Hub opened and welcomed Secondary School students for their first lessons. A Donor Recognition Wall with family plaques has been created as a permanent feature on this developent. To view this state-of-the-art facility, please click here.

Library Fund

Libraries are the heart of learning for every school. Information that supports the curriculum – and inspires students – ranges from visual aids and multimedia content to electronic databases, websites and good old- fashioned print publications. All donations from parents, friends and alumni are welcome as they will add considerably to the Library collection.

Gifts in Wills

As a member of the Redlands community we invite you to consider leaving a gift to your School in your will. This can provide future generations opportunities to attend your School through our Scholarship program.

Contact us to design a plan, tailored to your situation and the difference you, as a Redlander can make. For any enquiries please contact Dana Casimaty, Director of Development, 02 9968 9858 or dcasimaty@redlands.nsw.edu.au. Please download the Redlands Gifts in Will Form here.

 

Contributions to all three Funds are eligible for an Australian Tax Office deduction. Tax receipts are issued at the beginning of July every year.

Should you wish to make the donation to any of the funds, please click below for online payments.

Donate Here 

Refunds and Currency Policy

  • All transactions are processed in $AUD.  If you wish to cancel a donation or event registration you must notify the Foundation Office and provide 10 working days’ notice.  Any refunds will be at the discretion of SCECGS Redlands Limited. 
  • If you have made a donation you need to withdraw or dispute, please contact us at foundation@redlands.nsw.edu.au.

For more information, please contact Dana Casimaty, Director of Development of the Redlands Foundation Office on 9968 9858 or email dcasimaty@redlands.nsw.edu.au.