We have all been living through difficult times and College is no exception, with the effect of COVID and lockdowns significantly impacting the bottom line in 2020 and 2021. At last we are coming out the other side. Nevertheless, our current and future students rely on the many donations from individuals, discretionary trusts, foundations and bequests to provide annual bursaries, named invested scholarship funds and project funds to maintain the heritage and enhance the facilities of St Paul’s.
Thank you again to all donors for your continued support.
Your willingness to give back to your old College and generosity is greatly appreciated.
Following our Christmas appeal, St Paul’s College looks to the future ansd thanks all those who gave so generously recently.
Dining Hall Repairs complete but still a need
January is a time for major maintenance around the College and the Dining Hall and Kitchens are the focus. Every year the Foundation tops up the maintenance budget for heritage works and this is all made possible by the generosity of Foundation donors.
The projects include the dining hall floor, new table tops and chair refurbishments. In the kitchen new vinyl has been laid and a new dish washing system has been installed, these were very necessary repairs. The hall floor, for example, would not have withstood another year of student-traffic.
Those interested can still donate an Australian hardwood floor board, or a table top or a chair. We are looking for contributions towards this project to help off-set costs. Please contact Richard Morgan or use the website donation form CLICK HERE
Donate a floor board $250
Donate a chair $500
Donate a table top $1000
The gym and performing arts centre
With the growing student numbers in recent years, the community has outgrown the Mansfield Library and we need new collegiate spaces. The planned performing arts centre will be located in the basement below the Third Quad and will be servicing both the Undergraduates and Graduate House communities, providing a larger, dedicated space for performances, lectures and study. This project is building up great support and fit-out work will commence as soon as capital base of $500,000 has been reached. Many thanks to everyone who has been giving regularly to this project to date.
Included is an extension to the Tag Family Gym which is perhaps the most popular space after dining rooms! With the growth in the resident population of the College to 430 the demand for high- and low-impact fitness has overwhelmed the current facilities.
If infrastructure projects are of interest to you please direct your give here.
The Foundation and other direct donations have helped over 100 students in 2021 with scholarships and bursaries. These enable us to offer places to many gifted students who otherwise could not attend Sydney University. Many live outside Sydney and financially could not afford to reside at St Paul’s without your valuable financial assistance
To remain a world-class college we need to continue to provide the best college facilities at the University of Sydney. In 2023 the Undergraduate College will be welcoming women and their is a timely need to boost scholarship funds and up-date amenities in Arnott, Chapel Court, Garnsey and Denison Wings. Please support this program through Online Giving
“The facilities and scholarship program here at St Paul’s have had an enriching effect on our community as a whole and the nature of college life.
From a student perspective, all donations greatly assist in contributing to our unique, growing culture. Emerging from COVID, the College is able to thrive off the generosity and continued support of the St Paul’s community”
Senior Student 2021
St Paul’s has been deeply grateful for the support from individual benefactors who have been able to make gifts, large and small, to the College. We like to recognise all contributions in the most appropriate way and a some have been recognised with their names on plaques, buildings and College facilities.
The College needs the support of your gifts to enrich its scholarship program, to care for the heritage buildings for future generations and to complete new facilities for current and future students.
If you would like to discuss making a gift of any size, please contact either Revd Dr Ed Loane, the Warden, or Richard Morgan, Director of Community Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 9550 7472.
All donations are tax deductible within Australia. The College can arrange tax deductible donations through the University’s trusts in the UK and USA as well.