The Gabriel Foundation

The Gabriel Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Gabriel Foundation has played a pivotal role in raising funds for the ongoing development of Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS). When families accept a position at the School, their Standard Family Contribution is paid to the Foundation. These funds are managed by the Gabriel Foundation Board for the ultimate benefit of the School.

The Foundation takes its name from St Gabriel’s School which opened in 1926 with just 10 pupils. The work of the Foundation reflects the early history of the School when in 1935, a dedicated group of parents and friends purchased the School from the Anglican Community of the Sisters of the Church. This ensured its survival through the Great Depression.

Today, the Foundation strives to strengthen our community by advancing educational opportunities for its students, and to further the tradition of philanthropy.

Inspiring outcomes, enriching tomorrow

The Gabriel Foundation uses the income it earns from accumulated capital, for specific purposes assisting CGGS to build a better future. The Foundation has contributed over $10 million towards the provision of equipment, professional development of staff, support for scholarships, educational programs and assistance with major building works which include:

  • Jubilee Sports Centre
  • The establishment of the Early Learning Centre
  • Junior School Hall
  • Senior School Hall
  • Junior School Library
  • Senior School Science Wing
  • Refurbishment of the Boarding House dining room and kitchen
  • Refurbishment of the Gabriel Centre Multimedia Theatre
  • Refurbishment of B Block
  • Administration Hub

The Gabriel Foundation gratefully acknowledge past and present students and their families, as well as the many friends of Canberra Girls Grammar School who have given generously to the Foundation since 1983. In doing so, they have provided many of the outstanding facilities and scholarship opportunities that students enjoy today.