The Campion Foundation
Campion College is an independent institution of higher learning and 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.
The 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.
It is through gifts administered by the Foundation that Campion College is able to provide scholarships to students in need, the construction and improvement of key facilities on campus and ensure the quality of teaching at the college is maintained at the highest standard.
All gifts to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible.
Ways to support the Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Foundation?
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.
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 fundraising?
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.