Background and History

The St Joseph’s College Foundation, established in 1995, is a significant stakeholder in the College and is proud to make regular contributions to quality facility upgrades and further learning opportunities for its students.

Our goal is to implement a range of successful initiatives to generate ongoing income and grow a diversified portfolio of investments to provide long-term financial growth. The Foundation acknowledges the diversity of current families and past students, which add to the rich tapestry of our College Community.

St Joseph’s College, Geelong, has grown, over the past 80 years, into one of Victoria’s significant Catholic boys’ Colleges. In the process, generations of young men have achieved personal success within a Christian culture.

Most of the College’s facilities have been made possible through the outstanding generosity of past generations, a combination of Catholic families and the dedication of the Christian Brothers. The need today is equally as great. Some time ago, the College Board and Administration realised that for the College to continue to provide affordable education into the future, the College Community will be required to make a continuing Investment

Mission Statement

To provide ongoing financial support to St Joseph’s College to ensure its initiatives can deliver the best Catholic education for boys in Geelong.

Vision Statement

The Foundation is a significant stakeholder in the College and is proud to make regular major contributions for quality facility upgrades. These contributions ensure the College’s initiatives can continue to deliver the best Catholic education for boys in the Geelong Region. This level of contribution is achieved by progressing toward the goals and objectives contained within is strategic plan.


The values of the Foundation are directly aligned to those of the College.

Our Goals

  • Develop and foster a successful bequest program
  • Implement a range of successful initiatives to generate ongoing income
  • Engage with the school and broader community
  • Grow a diversified portfolio of investments to provide long term financial growth
  • Continuity of Foundation membership and its activities

Foundation Charter

Please download the current Foundation Charter


Foundation Membership

The qualification for Foundation Membership for life is a gift of $1000. The donor will be presented with a Foundation Membership keyring at the Foundation Annual Dinner, a copy of the annual Ad Alta magazine and an invitation to special College events.

Buildings & Building Maintenance Fund

Administered by the Foundation and builds capital for major projects. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Endowment Fund contributions

Contributions are retained in a permanent fund from which the income earned will be applied to the College to contain fees, provide scholarships and bursaries and maintain and improve the academic culture and facilities of the College. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Foundation Achievements

The Foundation Committee and College Development Office have been involved in many aspects of College life and significant milestones have been reached for:

  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Chapel restoration
  • Redevelopment of the Br OS Adams Centre
  • Provision of Bursaries to boys from an underprivileged background
  • Mary’s Chapel at Westcourt
  • Restoration and support of the Heritage Centre
Foundation Achievments

Bequest- The McNeill Society

A bequest forms part of your Will. It directs the executor to dispense particular funds or property (eg. land, shares) to a nominated beneficiary. The Foundation adheres to best-practice management of funds and careful oversight to ensure gifts entrusted to us are administered in accordance with your wishes.

Read more about the McNeill Society by CLICKING HERE

Donate to the College Foundation

Giving is an opportunity for all of us within the St Joseph's community to demonstrate our strong commitment to our boys and show how we value a St Joseph's Education.

You can make a difference by donating to the Foundation.

CLICK HERE to donate.

For further information contact:

Development Manager
Mr Kristen Gleeson
Phone: 03 5226 8120
Email: [email protected]