A Vibrant Foundation for MLC's Future
Banner image: Official Opening of the Nicholas Learning Centre in November 2019 by Her Excellency the Hon. Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria accompanied by Mr Anthony Howard AM QC.
The MLC Foundation was established in 1998. Its role is to encourage and recognise the financial support for the College and our students by our wider community, including alumnae and current and past parents, staff, grandparents and friends.
The MLC Foundation is chaired by Claire Rogers. It is a Standing Committee of the College Board, with members including current parents and alumnae.
With our students at the centre of all its efforts, the Foundation Committee oversees the development of strategic philanthropic programs for MLC, including Annual Giving, Scholarships and other major gifts, and Bequests.
Income from tuition fees alone cannot provide a financial basis for the College’s future development. The College relies on support through the Foundation to deliver its educational aims and bring its long-term vision and goals to fruition.
MLC’s tradition of giving back (or ‘paying it forward’) remains strong, providing current students with the many benefits that past generations have experienced.
We thank our loyal donors and all those who demonstrate in many practical ways their love for MLC and their belief in all that it represents. Your commitment is vitally important in underpinning the College’s continued delivery of excellence in education, enabling our students of today and tomorrow to become ‘world-ready women’.
Chair: Ms Claire Rogers
Principal: Diana Vernon
Chair of the Foundation, Ms Claire Rogers
Claire Rogers is a globally experienced strategic executive with expertise in commercial and for purpose organisations in finance, education, and aid and development. She was formerly the CEO of World Vision Australia and Head of Digital Banking at ANZ and now leads two startups, one in leadership and one in digital technology automating child safety. She is passionate about championing women and girls the world over to achieve their potential whatever their start in life. An experienced fundraiser, she is delighted to be leading the Foundation Committee on behalf of the Board and facilitating a strong giving program loved by the school community and alumnae that enables more world ready women to step out to lead change for a better world!
The MLC Foundation is supported by the Advancement Team:
Sue Felton, Director
Maria Mercuri, Associate Director
Moya Barclay, Advancement Manager
Michelle Dierkx, Community Engagement Co-ordinator
Stacey Coenders, College Archivist
Hilary Christie, Administrative Assistant