Capital Appeal

We are very excited to commence the next phase of the Master Development Plan of our heritage campus. The undoubted highlight of this phase is a new library to house our growing collection of works dedicated to the liberal arts.  The library will be a stunning new addition to the campus, invoking the heritage of our existing campus and providing an inspiring space for scholarship and learning. The plans also provide for seminar rooms, office spaces and special collections.

The academic centre will also feature a large dining room/event space, as well as lecture theatres, classrooms and an underground carpark. Four new residential houses will also be built to accommodate the College’s growing community of students.

This is by far the largest building development in Campion College’s short history and a major investment in the educational future of many young Australians. We are very pleased that both the Federal and NSW State government have committed significant funds to this development, but additional funds are required.

Total cost of Development: $18.5M

  • $5M committed from the Federal Government
  • $5M committed from the NSW State Government
  • $2M committed from private donor
  • $6.5M to raise in this capital campaign

We ask you to consider a gift for this development, the most exciting in the history of Campion.

Campion College is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), approved by the Australian Taxation Office.


Left: Campion’s Master Development Plan, featuring the Academic Centre in the centre and additional residential houses at the bottom and rear of the image. Right: Rendered images of the new Academic Centre and residential houses. 

Why support the Capital Appeal?

Campion College fulfils the vital function, virtually alone in Australia, of providing high-quality learning of the ‘wisdom of the ages’; as Churchill had it, the further you can see into the past the further you will see into the future. We need Campion because we need the fine, well-educated young Australians it produces if we are to flourish in the uncertain days ahead, and it can only be in the national interest to assist it to grow.

The Hon John Anderson AO, Deputy Prime Minister (1999-2005)

As a private institution that receives no government funds, the College relies greatly on the Campion Foundation for continuing support – to sustain its distinctive program in the liberal arts as well as build a new library and other educational facilities for its growing number of students.

Karl Schmude, Campion College Co-Founder & Trustee

This country is incredibly fortunate to have Campion College, an innovative university that offers students a genuinely challenging liberal arts degree. By learning from the story of western civilisation, students are uniquely equipped to forge their future, and ours.

Dr Janet Albrechtsen, Columnist at The Australian

In the time of coronavirus, we’ve all had an opportunity to focus on what truly matters. I am more convinced than ever that Campion provides young people with an education that really matters because it revolves around the truth and light of Christ.

James Power, Campion College Trustee

In a complex world of increasingly conflicted and confusing values Campion is both a haven of stability and a beacon of enlightenment.

The Hon Richard Alston AO, Federal Minister of Communication & the Arts (1996-2003)

When you support the Campion College Foundation you are investing in a remarkable community of learning, alive with intellectual curiosity and spiritual devotion, unlike any other tertiary experience in Australia.

Siobhan Reeves, Campion College Alumna and Trustee

An education that acknowledges and works within our Catholic faith and heritage is so important for the formation of our future leaders, helping them be mindful of the importance of integrating their faith with reason. A Campion College liberal arts education addresses this perennial forming and educating by enriching the student’s personal and spiritual development, preparing them in a unique way for both their work….and the rest of their life, fostering a love of wisdom and nourishing them for years to come.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

I believe that Campion College stands out as the sole Higher Education institution dedicated to the teaching and understanding of the great ideas and thinkers of the West. I fully endorse this project that will enable the College to further fulfil its mission as Australia’s only educational institution dedicated to the liberal arts.

Miranda Devine, Columnist at The Daily Telegraph

The profound effect that Campion had on my children who attended the College absolutely convinced me that this type of education is incredibly worthwhile, and as it is not available anywhere else this little institution needs to be strongly supported.

Edmond O’Donovan, Campion College Trustee


Your support in the form of a regular or one-off donation is greatly appreciated. There are three ways to donate:


Credit card – online

Click here to complete our secure form below.



Direct deposit

Make a gift directly into the College’s bank account:

Account Name:  Campion College Fund
BSB:  062 784
Account No.:  277 45 205
Reference:  (Your Name)



Credit card – by phone

To speak with someone about making a gift over the phone, please call 1300 792 747.


Alternatively, please contact Yvette Nehme, Director of Development, on 1300 792 747 or via foundation@campion.edu.au

Online donation form

The Campion Foundation

The Campion Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation which supports the work and mission of Campion College through fundraising. The Foundation works closely with the college to ensure that gifts provided are directed to the most important areas and used with the greatest possible efficiency.