“The results of philanthropy are always beyond calculation” Miriam Beard
What would it be like to be a Loreto Girl?
One of the hallmarks of a Loreto Education is paying forward the gift of learning. Thanks to a Loreto education, many young women have gone on to do much! Empower Our Girls is much more than a marketing and fundraising initiative – it is a journey to unearth, unite and uphold the remarkable stories of our Loreto Community.
Loreto Schools are now part of a growing international network and from humble beginnings in 1875, Loreto College Ballarat now employs over 140 staff and has over 900 enrolled students. As our worldwide footprint expands; valuing, educating and empowering young women for their global future has never been more important.
Empower Our Girls aims to further grow and engage our alumni community and friends of Loreto in the life and philanthropic investment in the College
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.