The Mac.Rob Foundation is a philanthropic body, established to enable education and advancement of young women in Victoria.
Addressing the educational needs of young women, The Mac.Rob Foundation is a philanthropic organisation. The Foundation supports young women by providing scholarships, educational opportunity and enhanced tertiary pathways.
The Mac.Rob Foundation provides vital support networks to help young women transform through education.
The Christina Montgomery Oration 2017
Join us at 6.00pm on Thursday 12 October at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School Hall for the second annual Christina Montgomery Oration, presented by author and political commentator Jamila Rizvi.
Jamila has been described as one of the preeminent voices of young Australian women online, injecting her own special brand of humour, irreverence and authenticity into public debate. The oration will include discussion about her recently released first book, Not Just Lucky, a career manifesto for millennial women, exploring modern feminist issues.
Prior to entering the media, Jamila worked in politics for former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister Kate Ellis, and has advised governments at the highest levels, with extensive experience in policy areas including women, media, childcare, employment and youth.
The Christina Montgomery Oration is named in honour of the first principal of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School and was created to celebrate the successes and achievements of identified women, while simultaneously supporting the current cohort of students.
Tickets range in prices:
- General admission: $30 inc GST
- Current school parent: $25 inc GST
- Current school family (2 adults, 2 concessions): $50 inc GST
- Palladians member: $25 inc GST
- Concession: $15 inc GST
The Mac.Rob Foundation Grants
As a philanthropic organisation, The Mac.Rob Foundation is dedicated to enabling the education and advancement of young women through scholarships, educational opportunities and enhanced tertiary pathways.
The Mac.Rob Foundation has committed to this mission through the provision of Grants, Bursaries and Scholarships, with the aim of
- Providing assistance to eligible students whose families are in genuine financial need; or
- Acknowledging excellence through financial support and/or enabling students of excellence to engage in extra-curricular programs.
This page will be updated with information on current grants, including their purpose, eligibility criteria and application process, when available.
Donate to The Mac.Rob Foundation
The Mac.Rob Foundation was established for the purpose of advancing the education of gifted young women in Victoria.
As a philanthropic organisation, committed to long term viability and steady growth, all funds raised by The Mac.Rob Foundation go towards enabling education and advancement through scholarships and educational opportunities.
The work of The Foundation cannot be undertaken without the vision and generosity of our donors, whom we cannot thank enough.
There has always been something very special about an education at The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School. We warmly invite you to make a donation through your own bequest, or by giving to The Mac.Rob Foundation to ensure that all gifted young women have access to the full high school experience.
All donations can help gifted female students advance their education and reach their full potential.
- $50 can contribute towards the purchase of a laptop computer to assist a young woman without financial support.
- $250 can assist with the purchase of a musical instrument.
- $1,000 can be invested in helping a gifted and talented student to travel overseas to pursue a specific line of study.
Tell us where you would like to see your donation go: to the music school, arts centre, grants to recognise the excellence of a student or to provide for a student in need of financial assistance, or another favoured area of Mac.Rob.
You are able to make a one-off donation to The Foundation, or create a recurring payment.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
These links will open a secure page, where we are able to accept donations via card. Recurring donations can be made via card or direct debit. To donate by cheque, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We do not accept payments via American Express or Diners Club.
The launch of The Mac.Rob Foundation took place on the 5th March 2016, at the National Gallery Victoria. The Mac.Rob Foundation charted the trajectory of women, young and old, who have been empowered by their education, and celebrated the launch of a Foundation that will go on to assist other young women to do the same.
Did you miss the night? Copies of the program of the event's proceedings have been provided for download.
An amazing night spent celebrating the power of an important school - and marking the efforts of influential and educated women.
The Mac.Rob Foundation has been established to support the educational needs of girls in Victoria. For example, every year Mac.Robertson Girls' High School sees many young talented women cross the threshold, from all walks of life and many varied backgrounds. As the State's premier selective school for young women, The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School is dedicated to giving talented and gifted young women the support they need to help them realise their full potential. However many young women, regardless of their talent and abilities, can find themselves held back by simple financial issues: excursions may be out of reach, computer equipment too costly, or the opportunity to study overseas may not be possible for many otherwise exemplary young women.
We believe that all gifted young women in Victoria, regardless of their background and circumstance, should be given the opportunity to be the best they can. With the support of The Mac.Rob Foundation, that is now possible.
The Mac.Rob Foundation provides support through the provision of grants, through bursaries, and through the creation of pathways to tertiary education and beyond.
The launch of The Mac.Rob Foundation has been a crucial first step in creating a steady flow of support, assisting the next generation of young, powerful and influential women.
The event was ably captured through the marvellous lens of Agatha Yim. A wide range of imagery is available for download from the launch night.
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