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About the Foundation

The Emmanuel College Warrnambool Foundation inspires the gift of philanthropy to underpin its capital growth requirements and the annual college scholarship program supporting students to learn, thrive and succeed, and to sustain the College as a leader and innovator.


The Foundation's mission is to enhance College programs and services through the development and management of private contributions and close partnerships between the College and its alumni, community and corporate partners. The Foundation will provide the College with additional resources that encourage enrolment access, academic excellence, and capital improvements that make an Emmanuel College education accessible to a broader cross section of the local community.


The Foundation’s actions will be guided by the following principles:

  • Preserving and protecting funds committed to the Foundation
  • Operating a fair and objective process for granting scholarships and program requests
  • Raise capital funding to enable the college to maintain a contemporary educational environment
  • Respecting donor expectations and requirements
  • Acknowledging donor contributions
  • Aligning Foundation mission and vision with those of Emmanuel College Warrnambool

Our values are aligned with the college being ‘FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE’, but we also operate under the following values


The Foundation’s work is conducted with honesty, integrity, confidentiality and respect. We value the resources entrusted to our care by donors and partners, and we honour this trust through professional administration, prudent financial stewardship, and transparent communication.


The Foundation is accountable to the college community, striving at all times for professionalism and quality in its work and adherence to fundraising standards.


The Foundation will ensure diligent and appropriate stewardship of donors and supporters of the college. Demonstration of sound management of philanthropic resources for the good of the college, students and community.


The Foundation will demonstrate a deep respect for differences by actively seeking, celebrating and creating opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds to attend the college. The work of the Foundation will enhance opportunities that create equity in access and opportunity so all students, regardless of backgrounds or beliefs, can succeed.

The gift of education

Philanthropy is at the heart of Emmanuel College’s history, success and values. Our donors choose to give to Emmanuel College because they know their actions transform lives and we are so grateful for our communities ongoing generosity.

Our students take the lessons and values learned at Emmanuel College and go on to make meaningful contributions to society’s culture, knowledge, and wellbeing. Emmanuel alumni are contributing knowledge and support across all areas of society, using their talents for the betterment of others through business, law and politics, the arts, medicine, science and technology, sport and more.

A gift to the Emmanuel College Foundation is part of their success, so join us in supporting the next chapter of Emmanuel’s journey and make a transformative impact on our students lives.

The Benefit of your Gift to Students

Greater access and diversity

Your gift can support students who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend Emmanuel College, leading to a more diverse student group and giving all students a broader understanding of the world.

Exceptional learning environments

The generosity of donors has led to the development of outstanding educational facilities – such as our Emmanuel Centre which today is a much loved and popular facility for the College community. It has positively impacted, even changed the way we gather as a whole school and recognise student achievement and success.

As the College continues the ongoing upgrade or replacement of older facilities, the Emmanuel Centre stands at the centre of our college as a symbol of this community’s faith, hope and love which enables us to build a quality learning environment.

Stability and flexibility

Giving ensures our School has funding security now and into the future, enabling us to pursue new priorities while maintaining the standard of education we offer students today.

Transforming Lives Appeal

An inclusive education for all

Choose your Impact

We work with donors who have a wide range of philanthropic aspirations. No matter your goals, your gift will have a positive impact.

Our philanthropic priorities are organised into two key pillars - Scholarships, and Buildings & Grounds

Choose how you give

There are many ways to make a gift to the college including:

  • Giving online, by mail, phone, or in person
  • Making a pledge for an agreed number of payments
  • Recognising the School in your Will
  • Through corporate giving programmes

Through corporate philanthropy, your business will be an integral part of our community focused college and make a difference to our students’ education. Your generous support will enable Emmanuel College to focus on key priority areas, all of which are vital in elevating the education and development of students in regional Victoria.

At Emmanuel College, we are committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships. The opportunities for involvement are diverse and can be tailored to meet your objectives.

Contributions are Tax deductible.


In addition to philanthropic gifts and bequests, corporate partnerships can play an important role in supporting the work of the Foundation. Funds raised each year through generous sponsors can help underwrite a number of events and activities across the wider college community and provide significant exposure for sponsors.

Sponsors are provided with a suite of benefits and opportunities to engage with our College community and can be highlighted in our regular publications to current and future parents, alumni and friends of the College. They receive tables at every Foundation event, Our Inspiring Alumni event, preferential booking rights, networking opportunities, sponsor acknowledgement and links to their websites.

Contact Us

To find out more, please contact our Foundation Executive Officer, Alison Byrne

0488 254 007
+61 3 5560 0888
[email protected]

Corporate Governance Statement

The Emmanuel College Warrnambool Foundation recognises the necessity and the importance of having a robust corporate governance framework which ensures funds received, whether donated or through services provided, are appropriately managed and directed to meet the expectations of the Foundation’s benefactors and the College at large. As a member of the ACNC, the Foundation is committed to meet each of the ACNC’s Governance Standards.

Emmanuel College Foundation Board

The Emmanuel College Foundation Board actively encourage philanthropy to help preserve, develop and improve the standards, facilities and wellbeing of the college.

Eric is a proud graduate of CBC College. His mother, father, brothers and sisters were also graduates of St Ann’s and CBC. Eric considers his learnings from the College are what prepared him for life choices and experiences. He is forever grateful and sees his role as a Director as an opportunity to support and assist Emmanuel College to develop a successful Foundation.

  • CBC Alumni, Class of 1965, School Captain in 1964 and 1965
  • Eldest of seven children of Leo and Teresa Howard
  • Married to Mary (Murnane) a former student of St Ann’s and teacher at CBC
  • Resides in Melbourne
Qualifications, current & previous experience
  • Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Melbourne University
  • Order of Australia for service to road transport safety professional associations and community
  • Currently Principal of Whiting Moyne. A strategic road safety consultancy operating internationally to more than 30 countries
  • Monash University Road Safety Management Leadership Programme
  • Formerly Chair of OECD/ITF working group road safety report
  • General Manager Road Safety VicRoads
  • Corporate Manager Melbourne City Council
  • Chief Executive Yarra Ranges Shire
  • Board member Mercy Hospital for Women
  • Member property Committee of the Sisters of Mercy

Steve is committed to a role as a Director of the Foundation due to his family’s long and beneficial relationship with the College. Steve states, “the teachers at CBC encouraged me to do my best but they also encouraged me to participate in learnings that were of an interest to me. This support assisted me to focus on deriving the best benefits from my education. Jenny and I look forward to our two sons attending Emmanuel College and to assisting with the formation of the Foundation to provide benefits to current and future students and families”

  • CBC Alumni, Class of 1986, Prefect and Senior Sports Captain
  • Family of three sisters and father Brian attended CBC, St Ann’s or Emmanuel College
  • Wife Jenny (Mugavin) attended St Ann’s and is currently a teacher at the College
  • Resides in Warrnambool
Qualifications, current & previous experience
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Deakin University
  • Past 22 years has worked in the family business, Callaghan Motors and became Dealer Principal in 2004. In 2017 moved dealership to new state of the art facility with five brands and two supporting businesses.
  • Board Member South West Healthcare and Finance & Audit Committee.
  • St Joseph’s Parish Finance Committee Member
  • Member Warrnambool Lattes Cycling Charity Fundraising Group
  • Formerly worked six years in Melbourne at KPMG, TAC Insurance and Preston Motors

Peter is committed to Emmanuel College as his family has a long and strong connection - his father, uncle, brothers and sisters were also graduates. Peter said, “Emmanuel College gave me a start, the opportunity to attend university and ultimately a career in financial services. I see the Foundation playing a role in supporting regionally located people and creating opportunities for them the same as I experienced”.

  • CBC Alumni, Class of 1978, Prefect
  • The second eldest of six children of John and Mary Carroll and is married to Joanne (Cashill) who all attended CBC and St Ann’s
  • Resides in Melbourne
Qualifications, current & previous experience
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting),
  • Deakin University
  • Chartered Accountant, Tax Agent
  • A partner of Fordham a specialist section of Perpetual. Peter specialises in accounting, tax, superannuation, strategy, planning and operational performance matters for private businesses, their owners, and high net worth individuals
  • Peter is a director of various companies assisting with their corporate governance requirements

Emmanuel College Principal

Emmanuel College Business Manager

Alison has nearly 30 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector working with organisations in a variety of sectors guiding major gift programs, capital campaigns, corporate partnerships, establishing bequest programs and bespoke appeals. With practical experience in rural, remote and metropolitan communities she has transitioned comfortably and effectively to South West Victoria having lived and worked in both. She is passionate about growing giving and excited to be engaging with our community here at Emmanuel College.

She understands the not-for-profit sector and that philanthropy is the catalyst that transforms ideas into action, ultimately resulting in impactful solutions for the communities they serve. For us here at Emmanuel College Warrnambool that means everything our college wants to accomplish tomorrow means we need to build on the great fundraising success we have enjoyed in the past.