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Time, Talent, and Treasure – What Does This Mean for You?

Through your time, talent, and treasure contributions you can help ensure that LN remains a beacon of education and empowerment for future generations.
6 Oct 2023
Philanthropy News
Mrs Mel Zanello, Head of Philanthropy
Mrs Mel Zanello, Head of Philanthropy

At Loreto Normanhurst, we have always cherished and nurtured the culture of philanthropy. In its diverse forms, philanthropy represents a thoughtful and purpose-driven social investment. It's something that holds value not only for the recipients but also for the givers themselves. As we navigate through the rich history and traditions of Loreto Normanhurst, we recognise that this culture of giving is the bedrock upon which future success and the advancement of women will be built. 

Within the realm of philanthropy, a timeless framework known as the "Three Pillars of Giving" encompasses three invaluable facets: Time, Talent, and Treasure. 

1. Time 

This form of philanthropy involves offering your time to assist others.  

2. Talent 

Whether you share your distinct skills or professional expertise, you have the power to utilise your talents to benefit your community or any area in need.   

3. Treasure 

Generosity often conjures images of donating one's treasure—a term encompassing money and items of significant value.  

So, I pose this challenge to you – what do the Three Pillars of Giving "Time, Talent, and Treasure" look like for you? It's a personal question that resonates differently with everyone, depending on your stage of life.  

At a recent event, I was asked to share a little more about how alumnae can stay connected with Loreto Normanhurst and give their time, talent and treasure for the benefit of current and future students.  Fortunately, there is no shortage of opportunities to give back, and our alumnae community plays a pivotal role in ensuring that current and future students have access to the opportunities they need.

Here are some of the  ways through which you can contribute to your beloved School: 


Support as an Exam Reader or scribe: During the senior student exam periods, you can lend your expertise and support by becoming an exam reader or scribe.  

Student Career Development: Join one of the programs facilitated by our careers team as a mentor, mock interviewer or panel speaker . 

Volunteer at Events: Participate in our upcoming 2024 Spring Fair or Open Day as a volunteer.  


Alumnae Networking Events: Consider speaking at or attending one of our Alumnae Networking events in 2024. Your insights and experiences can inspire other alumnae and senior students in their career choices. 

Venue and Catering for Events: We invite you to connect with us if you can offer a venue and/or catering for alumnae and philanthropy events. These may be boardroom-style settings, or corporate function areas.  


Bursary and Indigenous Scholarship Programs: The Bursary Program and Indigenous Scholarship Program are in need of financial support. Consider making an annual or monthly donation to give deserving students access to quality education. 

A new Boarding School for Loreto Normanhurst: After significant planning, construction of a new Boarding School will commence in 2024, with the new 216-bed purpose-built facility due to be completed in 2025. There are many opportunities to have your gift recognised in this significant new facility, marking your impact on the future of boarding at Loreto Normanhurst.

Leave a Bequest: Consider the legacy you want to leave behind and the lives you want to touch. Your bequest to Loreto Normanhurst is an invitation to be part of something greater than oneself, to leave a legacy that stands the test of time. 

Through your time, talent, and treasure contributions you can help ensure that Loreto Normanhurst remains a beacon of education and empowerment for future generations. Together, we can continue the rich legacy of supporting and advancing women, creating a brighter future for all. 

If you are interested in learning more, please get in touch with me anytime at or 0412 334 844.

To read more about the impact of giving at Loreto Normanhurst, you can access our 2022/2023 Impact Statement here

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