Welcome to the Campion Foundation

The Campion Foundation is a private non-profit organisation which supports the work and mission of Campion College through a programme of fund-raising and administration of gifts.

Campion College is an independent institution of higher learning, and, as such receives no government funding. As such, much of the College’s vital needs are met by the generosity of those who believe in, and actively support, the, Catholic, Liberal Arts which are at the core of Campion College.

While support for the College comes in a variety of forms, an important part this is naturally financial. The Campion foundation works closely with Campion College to ensure that gifts provided are directed to the most important areas, and used with the greatest possible efficiency.

It is through gifts administered by the Foundation that Campion College is able to provide services such as scholarships to students in need, the construction and improvement of key facilities on campus, from lecture theatres to library materials, and ensure that the teaching at the College is maintained at the highest standard.

Since Campion’s supporters and well-wishers naturally wish to stay in touch with the developments at the College, the Campion Foundation also produces a quarterly newsletter ‘Campion’s Brag’ which updates its readers on the College works. Sent to over 8,000 people, the brag has been produced since 2002, and has played an integral part in the establishment of the College in 2006, and its ongoing success into the present day.

If you would like to receive Campion Brag, or would just like to get in touch with us, please contact the Foundation team – 02 98969318 foundation@campion.edu.au

All Gifts to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible and can be made in a variety of ways. Click the button below for details.


The Foundation is one of two bodies, separate though complementary, involved in the development of the College:

  • The Campion Foundation carried out the initial planning of the College, and provides financial support on a continuing basis; and
  • The Campion Institute is responsible for the governance of the College, especially in matters of institutional policy, direction and standards.

- 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.

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Foundation Directors

joseph-bruynJOSEPH DE BRUYN
Mr. Joseph De Bruyn is the National Secretary-Treasurer, Shop Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association, Australia’s largest trade union headquartered in Melbourne.

Dr_paul-morrisseyDR. PAUL MORRISSEY
Dr. Paul Morrissey is the President of Campion College Australia.

edmond-o-donovanEDMOND O’DONOVAN
Mr. Edmond O’Donovan is a Brisbane-based consulting mechanical engineer and father of six.

James_Power_Junior_sqaureJAMES G POWER
Mr. James Power is Managing Director of the Power Group of Companies and has a background in business management.

sophie-yorkSOPHIE YORK
Sophie York is a barrister, law lecturer, author, Officer of the Royal Australian Navy Reserves, and mother of four sons.

karl-schudeKARL G SCHMUDE
Mr. Karl Schmude is a well-known author and former University Librarian at the University of New England NSW. Since 2000, he has served as Executive Director of the Campion Foundation which established Campion College Australia.

Campion’s Brag

The Campion Foundation produces a regular newsletter called Campion’s Brag. Issues of this newsletter are available to download in PDF format below.

Previous Editions

Issue 54 – Summer 2017 [PDF]

Issue 53 – Winter 2016 [PDF]
Issue 52 – Autumn 2016 [PDF]
Issue 51 – Summer 2016 [PDF]
Issue 50 – Spring 2015 [PDF]
Issue 49 – Winter 2015 [PDF]
Issue 48 – Autumn 2015 [PDF]
Issue 47 – Summer 2015 [PDF]
Issue 46 – Spring 2014 [PDF]
Issue 45 – Winter 2014 [PDF]
Issue 44 – Autumn 2014 [PDF]
Issue 43 – Summer 2014 [PDF]
Issue 42 – Spring 2013 [PDF]
Issue 41 – Winter 2013 [PDF]
Issue 40 – Autumn 2013 [PDF]
Issue 39 – Summer 2013 [PDF]
Issue 38 – Spring 2012 [PDF]
Issue 37 – Winter 2012 [PDF]
Issue 36 – Autumn 2012 [PDF]
Issue 35 – Summer 2012 [PDF]
Issue 34 – Spring 2011 [PDF]
Issue 33 – Winter 2011 [PDF]
Issue 32 – Autumn 2011 [PDF]
Issue 31- Summer 2011 [PDF]
Issue 30 – Spring 2010 [PDF]
Issue 29 – Winter 2010 [PDF]
Issue 28 – Autumn 2010 [PDF]
Issue 27 – Summer 2010 [PDF]