Annual Giving Appeal

Loreto and Mary Ward schools and our affiliates (Loreto Sisters ibvm, Loreto Australia and South East Asia, Mary Ward International Australia) have a global scope that extends through the heart of God to the four corners of globe, leaving an historical footprint of women who have gone on to do much (Wendy Hildebrand ibvm, Province Leader, 2019).  More than ever, our world needs proud Loreto women.

Loreto College conducts an Annual Giving Program each year from May – August. The purpose of the Annual Giving Program is to provide our Loreto Comunity with an annual opportunity to provide a gift towards a Bursary, Scholarship or the Building Fund, to support a girl who may not be able to attend the College to develop her individual gifts and talents through a Loreto education.

A tax-deductible gift to the Bursary or Scholarship Fund directly supports students and their families. At the discretion of the Principal, your gift enables us to assist students to attend the College and contribute their gifts to our community.  They in turn, in the future, will be well positioned through their Loreto education to gift a Loreto education to a future student.

A tax-deductible gift to the Building Fund provides support to the College. A gift to the Building Fund provides funds for the construction of new buildings and learning environments and the maintenance and upgrade of our existing buildings.



Take your seat in the Mary’s Mount Centre – Loreto Abbey Theatre

You can reserve your place in Loreto history by making a personalised seat dedication in The Mary’s Mount Centre.
Simply fill in the form below and return it to the Marketing and Development Office at Loreto College, Ballarat. Or email the completed form to

MMC Seat Plaque Form 2018

Our History of Giving

Our founder, Mother Gonzaga Barry, was a visionary educator whose every plan and action was underpinned by her strong faith in God. We are fortunate to now stand on the shoulders of all those who have gone before us, charged with responsibility of providing a holistic 21st century education and ensuring that the Loreto education continues for those yet to come.

The physical and spiritual foundations of Loreto College are credited to the vision and generosity of all those who have donated or bequeathed funds and property to the school. Such generous donations make it possible for the College to achieve its vision. When you give to Loreto College you create a connection with our College that can last across generations. You can contribute to a new facility or help preserve part of our heritage or support a student in accessing a Loreto education.

Historical Loreto Philanthropists

Learn more about the historical philanthropists who have enabled the building, restoration and maintenance of The Chapel, as well as scholarships for our students.

If you have any further questions about fundraising or making a donation to the College, please send your inquiry to

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