About the MLC Foundation

Recognising that fees cover the operating and general costs, whilst it is giving that transforms our school, the Foundation works in partnership with the MLC community to provide our current and future students with world-class facilities, programs and opportunities.

The Foundation’s role is to inspire philanthropy within the MLC community to enhance our learning environment and thereby help to develop confident and articulate young women who have the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes to shape their future and contribute meaningfully to the world.

The Foundation provides opportunities for the MLC community to support the College by making tax-deductible donations to the Foundation’s Building, Scholarship or Library Funds to benefit our students. You can choose from a range of giving initiatives to make a real difference for our students and ensure MLC continues to be the innovative and leading girls’ school for which it has always been renowned.

In addition to Annual Giving, which seeks a modest gift every year from every member of the MLC Community in support of specific priorities, from time to time the Foundation works with the Board to run Capital Campaigns. These special effort programs are in support of major initiatives and redevelopments at the College to ensure facilities are fit for purpose and optimal for teaching and learning.

The Stella Argentea Bequest Society, a joint initiative of the Foundation and the College, offers an opportunity to make a tangible and lasting gift through a gift in your will. Bequests enable future generations of girls to benefit from a life-changing MLC education and secure the College’s future. The Stella Argentea Society recognises and honours those who have notified the College of their intention to leave a bequest.

Small gifts or large, it’s participation that matters most at MLC — we value the generous support of our community and recognise that any contribution is significant to the future of our College and students. Our community is what differentiates us and we are very grateful for the support we receive for our girls and staff. Every gift makes a difference.

For further information about the work of the Foundation and how you may support the future of girls’ education at MLC, please contact:
Maria Mercuri
Associate Director, Advancement
E:  foundation@mlc.vic.edu.au
T:  +61 3 9274 6308
M:  +61 477 340 667

Marjorie Nicholas OAM
Chair, MLC Foundation

MLC Foundation Committee

Chair: Mrs Marjorie Nicholas OAM (Thompson 1956)
Principal: Diana Vernon

     Stephen Adrian
     Victoria Atkinson
     Elida Brereton
     Catherine Law
     Gabrielle Lim
     Simon Olive
     Leah Waymark
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Stella Argentea Society

The Stella Argentea Society was established in 2004 to honour and thank our generous benefactors who have chosen to remember the College in their Wills. Our members make an invaluable contribution to securing the financial autonomy of the College.  Membership is open to any member of the MLC community who confirms in writing that they have left a bequest to MLC.

To discuss your interest in leaving a bequest to MLC or if you have already made arrangements to include the College in your Will, please contact:

Maria Mercuri, Associate Director, Advancement
+61 3 9274 6308  / email:  foundation@mlc.vic.edu.au

Every bequest, regardless of its size, will make a difference to our current and future students.