Culture of Philanthropy 

Philanthropy is a very important part of the history and culture of Wilderness School. The school's founders, the Brown sisters, always encouraged students and their families to give back to the community – a proud tradition that continues today. In 1985, the Wilderness School Foundation was founded. Its purpose is to help bridge the gap between school fees and the cost of a Wilderness education. Since its inception, the Wilderness School Foundation has been instrumental in helping to fund many of the important capital works projects that have transformed not only the landscape of Wilderness, but the lives of our students.

With the help of our very generous donors, recent contributions from the Foundation to the School include the following:

  • $923,000 towards the Newman Theatre
  • $300,000 towards the Flexible Learning Spaces
  • $50,000 towards the P&F Terrace
  • $535,000 towards the Brown's House
  • $2.3 million towards the Michell Music Centre
  • $660,000 towards the Wildy Café and Boarding House upgrade
  • $1.1 million towards the Gymnasium/Hall
  • $1.9 million towards the Science and Humanities Building

For more information about the Wilderness School Foundation, or to make a donation, please contact Mrs Jodie Escott, Manager of Development and Communty on 8344 1191.


Giving to Wilderness

Scholarship Fund

Since the successful completion of the Michell Music Centre in 2011, the Foundation has launched the Wilderness School Foundation Scholarship Fund. With opportunities for donors to choose to endow their gifts for the future, or donate for a current scholarship, we are delighted to be offering new scholarships for future generations of Wilderness girls.

To make a tax deductible contribution to the Wilderness Scholarship Fund

Account name:  Wilderness School Foundation Scholarship Fund
BSB: 015 450
Account number: 2800 91743

Alternatively, you can post a cheque to 30 Hawkers Road Medindie SA 5081

Green Door Society

The Wilderness School Foundation Green Door Society is a group of individuals that have left a bequest to Wilderness School Foundation in their wills.

Making a gift to Wilderness School in your will is a meaningful way to contribute to the community through the education of girls and future leaders. It also provides a way to make a significant gift that you may not find possible during your lifetime.

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Wilderness School Foundation Building Fund

To make a tax deductible donation to the Wilderness School Building Fund, you can transfer the funds directly:

Account name:  Wilderness School Foundation Building Fund
BSB: 015 010
Account number: 1111 52701
Reference: Please state your name i.e 'John Citizen'

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