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At Loreto Normanhurst, our Priority Giving Programs enable donors and their families to make a lasting impact on not only one women's life but the lives of many women now and forever. 

Our Rich Culture of Giving - the Loreto Normanhurst Way

Philanthropy has been part of the Loreto Normanhurst tradition since our beginning 125 years ago.

For us, philanthropy is not just an act; it's a way of life, a reflection of our shared values, and an investment, a legacy of creating a lasting societal impact.  

We are committed to instilling in our students a deep understanding of philanthropy's transformative impact, particularly in women's empowerment, and that making a meaningful difference is a lifelong commitment.

In line with the enduring values of our foundress, Mary Ward and the Ignatian tradition, our students and school community devote time from their busy lives to serve others. 

We are united - current and past students, parents and friends, recognising that the foundation for building fulfilling and sustaining lives begins with a quality education and the opportunities it provides.

“As former students of Loreto Normanhurst – and, in many cases, current or former parents – we know the immeasurable value of a Loreto Normanhurst education first-hand. Our time here has shaped us as people and opened countless doors. We know there are so many other girls who would benefit from a Loreto education but need the help to do so. This is why we have been strong supporters of the Bursary Program since its inception in 2000.’  

Samantha Wegner

Class of 1989, Current Parent and Donor, on behalf of the Ex-Students’ Association.

'As we reflect on our time here at Loreto Normanhurst, we are eternally grateful for the experiences and opportunities Loreto Normanhurst has offered us. Thus, a deep passion has been sparked within each of us to be able to contribute and support the Bursary Program and its ability to help those undergoing tough times.'

Lucy Dalton

'My wife Kelly and I have a particular attraction to the Bursary Program and the redevelopment of the Boarding School. We consider it vital to the culture of Loreto Normanhurst that it continues to cater for girls from all areas of the state and socioeconomic backgrounds and that the Boarding School has the facilities to allow country and city girls to live and learn side by side. It was apparent to us when our eldest daughter started boarding in Year 11 that the Boarding School facilities had reached their limit.

Rob McDonald

Current Parent, Donor of the Bursary Program and New Boarding School

'Attending Loreto for my secondary schooling, allowed me to have access to a quality education and be presented with opportunities and networks that would not have been available to me in my hometown. The school’s emphasis on empowering students to be strong independent women, instilled in me the confidence to set ambitious goals and pursue them with determination. Loreto’s Indigenous Program boosted this confidence by demonstrating that there are individuals and communities that believe in my potential and are invested in my success.'

Leana Scott

Class of 2018, Supporter, Indigenous Scholarship Fund Recipient

Your interest and support make a meaningful difference

Speak with Melinda Zanello, Head of Philanthropy

Your interest and support make a meaningful difference

Speak with Melinda Zanello, Head of Philanthropy

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Thank you for considering supporting our philanthropic initiatives. If you'd like to learn more or submit an inquiry regarding one of our Priority Programs, leave your details in the form below and Melinda Zanello, Head of Philanthropy, will be in touch. 

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