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Penrhos College Foundation

The Penrhos College Foundation is the body through which financial support for the College is directed and funds distributed.

The Foundation’s overall objective is to anticipate and provide for funding needs that are over and above those covered by school fees and government grants. Income is derived from donations and gifts through fundraising programs and funds are directed to support the continuous enhancement and development of the College, also to support its Scholarship and Bursary Program, Building and Library Funds.

The Foundation operates in close partnership with the College’s Development Office and actively supports the daily life of the College through:

  • Capital campaigns for building projects
  • Scholarships and bursaries for students in need
  • The Foundation Grants Scheme which underpins parent support groups including Friends of Drama & Dance, Friends of Music, Friends of Rowing and Penrhos dads group Menrhos etc
  • Sponsorship of College events such as the Year 12 Father/Daughter Dinner

Annual Giving Program

The Foundation also partners with the College on its Annual Giving Program, by which every member of the Penrhos community is invited to support the College financially.

Bequest Program

Bequests are the most effective way of providing benefits for future generations. Bequests may be a share of an estate, cash, items of personal property or real estate. Anyone who commits to leaving a bequest to the College becomes a member of the Betty Harman Bequest Society.

Betty Harman was an extraordinary woman who devoted much of her life to the girls of Penrhos College. The Society which was founded in her memory is a place where members of the Penrhos family can make a bequest or future gift to the School and give recognition to those who have already made this generous commitment.

Over the years, Penrhos has been the grateful recipient of many generous and unexpected bequests. We would like to have the opportunity to acknowledge and thank people who confirm a bequest in their lifetime and to give them the recognition they deserve – this is done through the Betty Harman Bequest Society.

Penrhos Foundation Board Members

Tony Connors President
Sondra Anderson Vice-President
Sally Audeyev Secretary
Alistair Baron Member
Chris Gee Member
Helen Jones Member
David Wallace Member
Simon Woods Member

Ex-Officio

Meg Melville Principal
Stephen Cooper Director, Finance & Administration
Paula Barrow Director, Marketing & Development
Tanya Brooks Development Coordinator
Karen Ambrose Minutes Secretary