St Margaret's College Foundation

The St Margaret’s College Foundation was established to encourage the strong tradition of generosity to continue for the benefit of current and future generations of students. The school recognises the need to build a solid financial base to ensure that the school continues to educate young women to live and lead.

Foundation Newsletter May 2017

Financial Support
Your financial generosity impacts the lives of St Margaret’s College girls and our community today and for generations to come. There are many ways you can financially and actively make a contribution to the Foundation that is meaningful to you.

Make a Gift – Regardless of size, your gift has an impact. Annual Giving is an effective and affordable way to support facilities, programmes and scholarships. Click here to make your gift today. 

Stock Scheme – Either grazing calves bought by the Foundation or donating a calf is an effective and affordable way to help rural families who want their daughters to go boarding at St Margaret’s College. Click here to find out more

Corporate Support – The Foundation welcomes the chance to connect with our business community and develop mutually beneficial relationships. Please contact Nicky Averill on to learn more about the SMC Business Club.

Leave a legacy – Leaving a bequest in your Will to St Margaret’s College ensure that what you value about the school endures beyond your lifetime. Click here to find out more

Active Support – Your active support is sincerely appreciated. Please contact Nicky Averill, Foundation Fundraiser, if you are interested in supporting activities around:
 – Events
 – Corporate Sponsorship

Foundation Trustees
The Foundation Board brings together the skills and knowledge of Old Girls, current and past parents and staff who are committed to ensuring St Margaret’s College thrives, now and into the future.

Brett Gamble, Chair. Brett is a Management Consultant and Professional Director, specialising in start-up and growth businesses within the energy and technology industries. He has two daughters, Mia and Lily, at St Margaret’s College.

Janine Morell-Gunn – Janine is the Director of Whitebait Media. Two of her daughters, Eve and Grace, are St Margaret’s College Old Girls and her third daughter Faith is in Year 13.

Ingrid Taylor – Ingrid is an Old Girl and a Partner at Taylor Shaw. Her daughter Georgia is in Year 12. As Vice-Chair of the Trust Board, Ingrid represents the Trust Board on the Foundation.

Suzanne Bell – Suzanne is an Old Girl and Director of Bell Lamb Trotter Funeral Directors.

Annabel Shand – Annabel is an Old Girl and a Financial Consultant at Craigs Investment Partners.

Lizzie de Lambert – Lizzie is an Old Girl and owner of Lizzie’s Cuisine.

Greg Anderson – Greg is the Managing Director of Northington Partners and is also a member of the Trust Board. His daughter Ruby is in Year 11.

Jules Fulton – Jules is the Group Executive Manager People at Fulton Hogan and is also a member of the Trust Board. He is the father of Sarah in Year 10 and Old Girl Rachel.

Gillian Simpson, Executive Principal

Advancement Manager


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Merivale, Christchurch 8144
Phone: +64 3 379 2000