CAMPION FOUNDATION - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
In what ways does the Foundation support Campion College?As a private Catholic institution which values its independence, Campion does not receive government funding but relies on the Foundation’s fund-raising programs to help cover its operational costs.
The Foundation provides a significant proportion of the funds required for the annual upkeep of the College. It is also responsible for funding major building projects which the College will need as student numbers expand.
How does the Foundation carry out fund-raising?
The Foundation seeks support for Campion College from a large cross-section of people, both by means of its quarterly newsletter, Campion’s Brag, which has a mailing list of 8,000, and by special functions and personal contact.
Such ‘friends of Campion’ have contributed generously to the establishment and development of the College, through immediate donations – including by means of regular direct debit - as well as long-term pledges of bequests
What does the Foundation do with the gifts it receives?
Donations to Campion enable the College to meet a range of vital needs – including the provision of scholarships to needy students, covering both tuition fees and residential costs (especially for country, interstate or international students); the continuing improvement of academic facilities on campus, such as lecture halls and seminar rooms; and the acquisition of new resources for teaching and research – for example, library books and access to online scholarly networks.
Most gifts to Campion are provided without the requirement of conditions and are applied carefully to the College’s most urgent needs. Where restrictions or preferences are specified, the Foundation ensures that such gifts are treated in complete harmony with the wishes of donors.
Is it possible to name a gift in memory of a loved one?Various opportunities exist for donors to name major gifts which are provided for a commemorative purpose, such as those in support of student scholarships or building developments.
A common form of named gifts is an individual endowment in a key area of the College’s life, such as a permanent fund for library acquisitions. Such gifts enable the College to use the interest earned for the purchase of new materials while safeguarding the integrity of the endowment itself.
Are gifts tax-deductible?
All gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible, in accordance with its Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status approved by the Australian Taxation Office.