A Tradition
of Giving

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. 

Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone else planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Buffett, investor and philanthropist

Philanthropic 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).

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Foundation Objectives

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.

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

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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.

Building Fund

This year’s Appeal presents the opportunity to play an important part in the restoration of a precious part of Redlands’ heritage: the single surviving element of our School grounds linking almost 100 years of Redlanders. Learn more on how to support and protect our precious heritage.

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.

Regular Giving

You can make your gift to the Redlands Foundation in a number of ways. With your support and that of others the School will be able to continue to grow, thereby continuing to lead the way in education, innovation and infrastructure.

You can consider the following options when making a donation. A one off gift, a regular gift, a gift when paying your school fees (invoice statements), leaving a Bequest or offering Corporate Sponsorship.

You can set up a Regular Giving program by nominating the amount you would like to contribute each month to the School’s development program. Contributions to all three Funds are eligible for an Australian Tax Office deduction and are fully tax deductible. Tax receipts are issued at the beginning of July every year.

This year, our fundraising efforts are focusing on means-tested scholarships.

 

Gifts in Wills

For many graduates, attending Redlands has allowed our students to enhance their educational experiences with vast opportunities, including forging deep, enduring friendships. Understandably, our Redlanders may have a strong feeling of patronage towards their School and would like to foster their community for generations to come. This is how a planned gift can be of such value to both the School and the future students.  

If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your will to the School, please contact the Redlands Foundation Office to discuss the options available. Such gifts may include capital, property and gifts in kind. Contact us to design a plan, tailored to your situation and the difference you, as a Redlander can make.

Shaping young lives for well into the future is arguably the greatest gift one could make. You can help a young person secure their future education.

Corporate Sponsorship

Redlands is very appreciative of the generous support it receives from the corporate community. There are lots of areas in which we engage with corporate sponsors eg. our Redlands Spring Fair and Gala Ball have been supported by a number of sponsors across various areas.  

Konica Minolta has supported the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize for many years, initially sponsoring the Emerging Artist and, since 2013, sponsoring the main prize valued at $25,000. If your company would like to consider Redlands as one of its Corporate Social Responsibility recipients, please contact Dana Casimaty, Director of Development.

Learning Hub

The New Learning Hub was opened to our Secondary School students for their first classes on Monday 25 May 2020. This four level building provides learning and teaching spaces for Maths, English, Social Sciences, Innovative Design and Visual Arts. In addition, there is an educational space for sustainability subjects on the roof-top garden.

A Donor Recognition Wall with family plaques has created a permanent feature in this development. We greatly appreciate the support of all our donors and supporters.

If you wish to secure afamily recognition plaque (available in three sizes $10,000, $5,000 or $1,000), please contact our Director of Development, Ms Dana Casimaty. Every gift to the Redlands Building Fund of $2 or more is tax deductible within Australia.