Philanthropy

The Philanthropy Team strives to help those less fortunate than us in our school community, nationally and internationally. We recognise the privilege and opportunity that have been given to us and wish to share those with others.  The Team is made up of interested representatives who attend our weekly meetings. This year our students want to continue to give back to the community, volunteer and fund raise, all while raising awareness for a wide variety of carefully selected charities.

Our meetings are every Friday lunch time in the Gillard Centre. 

2021 captains

Amanda Huynh
Erica Brown Yamada
Bella Black
Freya Swannell

In 2021, Philanthropy has continued and extended its work to give back and pay it forward to local and international communities. In and out of lockdown, students have demonstrated outstanding commitment to social justice. Philanthropy’s efforts this year have raised more than $25,000. Our event calendar has included the World’s Greatest Shave for the Leukaemia Foundation; Go Grey in May for the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation; and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation youth conference to support Weenthunga Health Network, Foodbank, and the Youth Climate Coalition.

The MGC community have also generously donated period products for Share the Dignity, an organisation that are seeking to close the gap in period poverty. We look forward to running our food drive for Foodbank again this December, so that all families can enjoy a Christmas lunch after a very challenging year.

MGC students and staff have volunteered their time to tutoring disadvantaged primary students in the local community through the Richmond Tutoring Programme run by the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association.

The Philanthropy Team