School fees alone do not provide the capital needed to shape the future of AV精灵. Your daughter has benefited from the generosity of AV精灵 parents, Old Girls and staff. Our parents and Old Girls continue the legacy of generosity by making gifts that benefit our girls.

Every dollar donated makes a difference. Gifts you make today enable the AV精灵 Foundation to support means-tested and Indigenous scholarships, as well as invest in state-of-the-art facilities and support programs that would otherwise not be available for our girls.

Ways to get involved

Annual appeal

This once a year appeal allows every member of the School community to join with others to make a collective impact on girls鈥 education. Philanthropy has played a critical role in AV精灵鈥檚 evolution and growth. Our donors have been selfless over the School鈥檚 history. 聽Please help us achieve full participation in giving each year so that, no matter the size of gift, we can together make a real difference. You can .

Monthly giving

Every family is encouraged to commit to our voluntary donation program for the duration of their daughter鈥檚 enrolment. Most families donate a regular amount, ten times per year, via direct debit and receive a tax receipt at the end of the financial year. The collective impact of every family joining in regular giving is a reliable and sustaining annual income that provides opportunities for our girls now and for years to come.

Prize endowments

Each year many generous members of our school community encourage excellence by endowing a Speech Day prize. Donors endow prizes for many reasons: celebrating achievement and inspiring students; acknowledging their daughter’s or grandaughter’s experiences at AV精灵; being passionate about an area of study; or simply taking the opportunity to give back to AV精灵. A gift of $1,000 to the AV精灵 Foundation endows a prize for five years. A gift of $5,000 to the Foundation will endow a prize in perpetuity with the option to name the prize.

Commemorative pavers

To celebrate AV精灵鈥檚 long years of educating Australian women, in 2005 AV精灵 launched a program of commemorative pavers to permanently record the links that Old Girls, past parents and former staff have with the School. Alumni may also consider making small regular donations. 聽We invite you to commemorate your connection with AV精灵鈥檚 distinguished heritage by ordering a brick engraved with your name and the years you attended the School. A tax deductible gift of $500 will support the School鈥檚 ongoing development and record your personal link with AV精灵.

Find out more about our commemorative pavers.

Gift matching

Many Australian companies offer a matching gifts program, where any donation made to an Australian based registered charity is matched by the employer. The AV精灵 Foundation is an eligible registered charity and we encourage donors to ask their employer about registering their gifts via this program. Matching gifts are a simple and easy way to double your donation.

Giving from the USA

If you are a United States taxpayer, the most tax effective way for you to make a gift to AV精灵 is via the . AV精灵 is an affiliate of the Australian Independent Schools USA Foundation, which was established to advance philanthropy in the United States from alumni and friends of Australian independent schools and universities. You will be able to choose AV精灵 as the school to which you are donating and choose the Scholarship, Building or Library fund for your tax deductible gift. Canadians may also be able to offset US based income. You can . For more information about making gifts from the USA, please contact the Director of Development.