The College Foundation Building Fund is the means through which the College can provide for the future needs of our students. Ongoing support by parents is crucial to the development of infrastructure at the College, ensuring that students are offered the best learning opportunities in first class facilities.
The essential empathy of Marist traditions challenges us to care for all people. Established in 2005 with John Eales as Patron and later Matthew Hayden as a co-patron, and named in honour of the Founder of the Marist Brothers, the Champagnat Trust emphasises and expresses those Marist traditions we hold dear. The Trust, each year, provides bursaries for boys from families that are financially disadvantaged and might never have the opportunity to experience a Marist education.
The Champagnat Trust provides the benefits and challenges of a Marist education to boys who could not otherwise hope to access them. Reflecting Marcellin’s teaching to help the ‘least favoured’, selection is based solely on financial need and the bursaries complement the College’s other scholarships. Champagnat Trust bursaries enhance and celebrate the diversity of the College community and generates opportunities for students to make friends with boys from all walks of life.
The Champagnat Trust Bursary is for tuition, boarding and compulsory fees for day boys and boarders.
A Bequest is a gift and can be either named or anonymous. It is an instruction contained within a will and specifically reserves part of an estate for a particular beneficiary. Bequests can be made in a variety of ways to reflect a person’s particular wishes. They can be defined personal assets such as shares or bonds, fixed sums or simply a percentage of an estate. Bequests are usually directed to the College for use at its discretion. These unencumbered gifts allow the college to utilise donations in areas of particular need. Such gifts provide us with the flexibility to direct funds to projects which the Foundation feels are in most need of assistance.
Bequests can also be directed to a specific area of the College’s operation such as the Resource Centre/Library, scholarships, Bursaries and so on. Testators can therefore play an active part in supporting the College’s commitment to provide the best educational facilities and environment for its students. A bequest is an opportunity for you to make a tangible and lasting gift. It remains a very special way of securing the future.
For more information on how you can support the College please contact the Foundation Department by email Marist College Ashgrove foundation firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3858 458