The Friends’ Fellowship 2020

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes Fund

This year we ask you to give generously to The Friends’ Fellowship 2020 so that together we can enable a young person, whose family is without financial means, to come to Friends’. Needs based bursary funds are a core focus for the School and our community. Giving students with a passion for learning the opportunity to join and be a part of the School enriches and strengthens our whole learning community and demonstrates our commitment to diversity.

You can also donate to the Morris Undercover Walkways (Building & Development Fund) and Information Literacy at the Morris, High School and Clemes Libraries (Library Fund).

 

The Friends’ Fellowship 2020

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes

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The Friends’ Fellowship 2020

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes Fund

Your donation will enable a young person to access a Friends’ education and contribute to our learning community. Together we can give the gift of opportunity.

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Morris Undercover Walkways

Building & Development Fund

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Morris Undercover Walkways

Building & Development Fund

Your donation will contribute to the implementation of undercover walkways in the primary school so that students, parents and teachers can walk comfortably and safely from the end of Wells to the Morris library without getting wet or slipping on wet surfaces.

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Online subscriptions

Library Fund

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Online database and e-book subscriptions

Library Fund

Your donation will fund vital online databases and e-book catalogues that enable students to learn critical life-long skills in information literacy. Funded entirely by the community, without your donations this vast and valuable resource would be lost.

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generous donations received, thank you.

“My teachers helped me discover a passion for learning and for the Humanities, which I now study at university. Without their guidance I would not be where I am today. I would not have had access to a Friends’ education without the generous support of the people who donate towards assisting students.”

Annie Chessells, Mather Trust recipient (Class of 2015)

“I am supporting Friends Together 2019 because of what I have seen this School do for so many students and what I have seen those students do with the values they have learned when they go out into the world.”
– Mary Beadle – Former Staff Member, Past Parent, Board Member

“I give to Annual Giving each year because I believe in Friends’ and the work it is doing. When I hear students speak I am moved to see the young people of integrity they have become. It confirms to me why my family is at Friends’.”
-Natalia Urosevic – Old Scholar, Current Parent, Board Member

“I give back to the School because I am deeply committed to what we are doing here. Friends’ education, Quaker education has always been about building a better world. Please join me, and give generously to Friends Together 2019.”
– Nelson File – Principal

We thank you for your contributions to Friends Together 2019

With the help of your gifts we invest in students, facilities and resources to enhance the Friends’ experience and enable our students to grow.”

– Nelson File, Principal

The Friends’ School community extends not only to current students and their families, but old scholars, past parents, staff and friends of the School. Each year our community supports students at Friends’ through the Annual Giving program, Friends Together. Annual Giving is a time when we can all contribute vital philanthropic support for projects, programmes and services that are outside the operational budget of the School. With the help of your gifts we invest in students, facilities and resources to enhance the Friends’ experience and enable our students to grow. For more than 130 years, The Friends’ School has advanced through the generosity of our benefactors.

 

 

Friends’ is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on fees for around two thirds of its operating income each year. The remaining one third comes from the State and Federal Governments. School fees alone do not provide the capital needed to shape the future of Friends’. Gifts made to Friends’ enable the School to support scholarships, build funds to invest in School facilities and support programs that would otherwise not be available.

Nelson File
Principal

Giving is part of our culture, a core value at Friends’ since the School was founded

Before Redevelopment

Donations during Friends Together 2018 contributed to the redevelopment of the Argyle Street Canteen.

After Redevelopment

Donations during Friends Together 2018 contributed to the redevelopment of the Argyle Street Canteen.

Annual Giving raises funds to be used in the short term for vital projects and programs that directly benefit students. The first appeal in 1891 raised 7000 pounds from English, Irish and Australian Friends for vital teaching and boarding facilities. In 2018, our community donated funds to establish The Friends’ Fellowship and a new student, whose family is without financial means, commenced at Friends’ this year. Donations from our community also contributed to the Argyle Street Canteen redevelopment and fully funded vital information literacy databases and online resources for students in the Morris, High School and Clemes Libraries. Thank you to all our supporters who made this possible.

For more than 130 years, The Friends’ School has advanced through the generosity of our benefactors.

Thank you for giving,

your gift will have a direct and positive impact on Friends’ students.

For more information about these projects, scholarships or making a bequest to fulfil the dreams of Friends’ students please contact

Lucy Loney, Development Manager on 03 6210 2203.

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