Foundation and Giving – Chevalier College

Foundation and Giving

Foundation and Giving

Pledge for Chev

The College is inviting you to make a 75th birthday gift to recognise your own Chevalier journey. Many tell us they intend to give one day, or to renew a gift they have previously made. Now is the time to do that as we celebrate 75 years – heading confidently towards a centenary in 2046 – so that you can make your mark as a contributor to our Chev community.

With your gift, you can help the next Chevalier generation begin to achieve their dreams.    

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The Chevalier College Foundation is the primary conduit for philanthropic support of the college’s educational mission and its capital development.

The Foundation was formally established in 2011 following the work of several years by the Development Sub-Committee of the College Board. The Foundation Council administers three deductible gift recipient funds approved by the Australian Taxation Office. These funds are able to issue receipts qualifying any donations made to them as tax deductible for amounts over $2.

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The three funds are:

  1. The Chevalier College Building Fund
  2. The Chevalier College Scholarship Fund
  3. The Chevalier College Charitable Support Fund

Chevalier College Foundation Council

Foundation Council Members:

Chris McDermott
Former Chevalier College Principal

Dick Simpson
Foundation Council Chair and Board Member and Chevalier Class of 1968

Chris Merlino
Board Chair and Past Parent


The Community Liaison & Development Office (CL&D) was established in 2012. The main objective of the CL&D Office is to harness the external support for Chevalier College from its stakeholders, the community and government to ensure the future growth and development of the college.

The CL&D Office works closely with the Chevalier College Foundation and Chevalier Past Students. The office is the college’s primary contact point for developing partnerships with business, industry and government, managing fundraising and receiving donations, and communicating with past students or other community supporters.

The Community Liaison & Development Office are able to be contacted at:

Simone Wilson
Senior Manager – Marketing and Communications
Phone: (02) 4861 0530

Fundraising activities for the college also take place via the ParentCONNECT program.

ParentConnect provides many opportunities for our parents and caregivers to become involved in College life.  Opportunities to socialise, to be a spectator, to assist coaching and management of sport teams, to help out with performing arts events, to support fundraising events and donate to appeals – just to mention a few areas.  In years past, Chevalier College was fortunate to have a very strong Parents & Friends Association, which undertook successful commitment to organising special fundraising events.  Being part of this association meant being committed to attending numerous meetings and holding positions of office.  While in the past this format worked very well, in more recent years, this became more and more of a burden and difficult to maintain until, in 2013, the formal P&F ceased.

Our current approach is to encourage our families to become involved in individual projects – giving of their time and expertise.  We hope you will find a project you can contribute to and enjoy!