The Mac.Rob Foundation is a philanthropic body, established to enable education and advancement.
Addressing the needs of young women at Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, the Mac.Rob Foundation provides scholarships, opens the door to educational opportunity and helps to enhance tertiary pathways.
Mac.Rob Foundation provides vital support networks to help young women transform through education.
THE INAUGURAL CHRISTINA MONTGOMERY LECTURE
The inaugural Christina Montgomery Lecture represents the first of many events designed to raise much needed funds for the work of the Mac.Rob Foundation. Named in honour of the first headmistress of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School, this lecture is given by an alumni of the school. The lecture is set to become an annual event, celebrating the successes and achievements of identified women while simultaneously supporting the current cohort of students.
We are pleased to announce the inaugural lecture is to be given by Clare Wright, an Australian historian, author and broadcaster. She is an associate professor in history at La Trobe University, and was the winner of the 2014 Stella Prize.
The launch of The Mac.Rob Foundation took place on the 5th March 2016, at the National Gallery Victoria. Themed TRANSFORMATION, this event celebrated the fact that every young woman who passes through the halls of Mac.Rob is transformed by their experience. 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. This event highlights the beginning of an important phase for The Mac.Robertson Girls' School.
The Mac.Rob Foundation has been established to support the needs of girls who are currently studying at Mac.Rob. Every year Mac.Robertson Girls' 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, Mac.Robertson Girls' 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. For example, excursions may be out of reach, computer equipment too costly, or the opportunity to study overseas may not be possible for these otherwise exemplary young women.
So The Mac.Rob Foundation was formed. We believe that young women within the school, 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 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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