The Hutchins Foundation Ltd is the major fundraising section of The Hutchins School. It is a company limited by guarantee and does not have a share capital. Its charter is to assist the School Board in preserving and developing the standards and facilities of the School.
Some of the objectives for which the Foundation was established include:
- To provide financial assistance for the employment of teaching staff with specialised skills
- To provide financial assistance for educational research projects and visits from overseas academic specialists
- To provide scholarships and bursaries
- To provide financial assistance for the school to acquire library books, works of art and educational plant and equipment of all kinds
- To attract and encourage bequests and legacies and all forms of deferred giving
Foundation Board members
- Ian Johnston (President)
- Jenny Inglis (Vice President)
- Robin Allardice
- Simon Bamford
- Nicholas Dwyer
- Kristian Falconer
- Scott Harvey
- Tim Johnstone
- Veronika Maddock
- Andrew Nesbitt
- John St Hill
- Di Troon
The Hutchins Foundation Library Fund is a tax-deductible fund. All donations over $2.00 to either fund will receive a receipt which may be used in claiming a taxation deduction. Money donated to the Library Fund is used to purchase books and equipment for use by students and staff in the school’s three libraries – the ELC Library, the Stephens Library (Junior and Middle School – named for A A Stephens) and the Nettlefold Library (Senior School – named for Len Nettlefold, Old Boy and benefactor).
Under the Constitution of the Foundation and rules imposed by the Australian Taxation Office, the Library Fund is available for the acquisition of library books, works of art and educational plant and equipment.
The Hutchins Foundation Building Fund is a tax-deductible fund. All donations over $2.00 to either fund will receive a receipt which may be used in claiming a taxation deduction.
In general terms, the Building Fund is used to build new school buildings or to renovate, extend or improve existing buildings. It may also be used for the purchase of fixed equipment within school buildings.
The Foundation conducts an annual giving program with tax deductible donations invited for Buildings, Library Resources or Scholarships.
For further information on The Hutchins Foundation or on the possibility of making a bequest to the School, please contact Michael Thornton, Director of Development on 03 6221 4257.
Donations directed towards all funds are tax deductible. Your support for the Annual Appeal will help us to ensure that the facilities are properly equipped so that we can provide the best possible opportunities for students now and into the future.