The Foundation is responsible for overseeing the funds contributed by donors and members and ensuring the funds are managed and distributed in accordance with the various deeds of Trust for each Fund and donor’s wishes. The Foundation also plays an important role in acknowledging and recognising those who give or donate funds to the benefit of the School.

The Foundation acts as trustee of four key Funds established to support the School:

Our History

The Foundation was established in 1984 for the for charitable purposes, through the provision of financial support and related activities to help advance the School and assist the School Council to preserve, develop and improve the standard, facilities and wellbeing of the School.

The inaugural Board of the Foundation comprised Grahme Dixon (Chairman), Ruth Tideman (School Principal), John Calvert-Jones, Claude Ullin, Evelyn Danos and Ian Godwin.


Today the Foundation plays an increasingly integral role in supporting Lauriston’s future as one of the leading schools both within Australia and internationally. The operation of the Foundation within the Advancement Office at Lauriston is funded by the school.

Click here to view the 2016 Foundation Annual Report.


Membership of the Foundation is for life, and levels of membership can be upgraded at any time. Membership is achieved by pledging a cash sum, within a five-year period, to any one of the Foundation Funds.


Fellow $5,000 - $9,999
Trustee $10,000 - $24,999
Governor $25,000 - $49,999
Founder $50,000 - $99,999
Patron $100,000 - $249,999
Huntingtower Circle $250,000 or greater