Philanthropy at Korowa

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give – Winston Churchill

It is through your generosity, that the Foundation together with the School Council, have been able to support the continued development of the School’s facilities, enhancing teaching and learning opportunities, along with supporting the scholarship and bursary program, which provides opportunities for students to attend or remain at Korowa who may otherwise not be able.

The Foundation has assisted in the development of new and improved facilities that have recently included the Food Technology Centre, renovations to the VCE Centre and the Junior School Learning Commons (Library).

Please join us in our vision to continue to create a school, under the inspiring leadership of Helen Carmody, that not only exhibits strong values, but encourages students, in all their diverse talents and aspirations, to achieve the very best educational outcome – an outcome that enables them to move confidently into the next stage of their lives and make a difference to their world.

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The Korowa Foundation

Purpose

The Korowa Foundation was established in 1990 with the purpose of raising funds to establish a corpus for the School that allows investment income to be generated with some of this being reinvested and some being distributed towards building projects or Library acquisitions in the School. It also allows for the provision of Foundation Bursaries that enables students, who otherwise would not be able to attend the School, the opportunity to receive the benefits of all that an education at Korowa has to offer.

The Foundation’s fundamental mission is to support Korowa’s educational offering and all distributions must directly benefit the students and staff in their academic, sporting or cultural endeavours.

Funds

The Building Fund, Library Fund and Scholarship Fund come under the auspices of the Foundation. All donations to these funds are fully tax deductible. The Foundation also administers the Endowment Fund, the Jessie Patrick Bequest Society, capital appeals and the Annual Giving Appeal.

Members

Donors become members of the Foundation under the following categories (these are based on the cumulative amount that is given):

Associate Fellow                       $5000+

Fellow                                      $10,000+

Senior Fellow                            $25,000+

Trustee                                     $50,000+

Companion                               $100,000+

Benefactor                                $250,000+

Patron                                      $500,000+

Foundation Directors

The Korowa Foundation consists of a Board of Directors:

Sandra Ivory (Clark, Class of 1967)
Chair
Sandra is, like all Directors of the Foundation, a generous donor and passionate advocate for the advancement of the School. She is the Managing Director of a family group of companies mainly dealing in the commercial leasing of industrial property. She is a former Member of the Board of Governors, Ivanhoe Grammar School.

Helen Carmody
Director (Principal and Ex-Officio Member of School Council)
Helen has been Principal of Korowa since 2016. She has had extensive experience in all sectors of school education in both NSW and Victoria.

John Carson
Director (Past Parent)
John, a licensed Estate Agent and Auctioneer, was a founding Director of Commercial Real Estate firm Teska & Carson, 1989 – 2005. He now runs a successful residential property development firm operating on the Mornington Peninsula. John has had over 30 years’ experience in the real estate industry. John’s two daughters graduated from Korowa.

Kent Sutherland
Director (Current Parent)
Kent is the Head of Equities at Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC), the investment manager for public authorities of Victoria. He has been at VFMC since 2004. Kent has over 25 years of investment experience gained through a number of finance and investment related roles in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Luxembourg.

Margaret Hill (Class of 1968)
Director
Margaret enjoyed a 40 year career in stockbroking until her retirement in 2011. Margaret was the first female appointed to the role of Private Client Investment Adviser at Ord Minnett Ltd. She was Vice President of Women in Finance and is the inaugural former President of the Jessie Patrick Bequest Society. Margaret is a former Korowa School Council Member and continues her involvement with Korowa today through her membership of the Korovian Club Committee and the Foundation.

The Jessie Patrick Bequest Society

Named after Korowa’s first student, the Jessie Patrick Bequest Society provides an opportunity for the School to honour and thank those Korovians and friends in their lifetime who name the School as a beneficiary in their Will. Bequests can take the form of a monetary amount, a percentage of an estate, property, shares, antiques or art. They can include named Scholarships.

For further information contact:

Ian Robertson, Alumni Manager
Ph. 8808 8833
e: irobertson@korowa.vic.edu.au