The Gabriel Foundation

Gabriel Giving

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) has flourished into one of the leading schools in Canberra thanks to the generosity and foresight of previous generations. A crucial component of the Gabriel Foundation’s philanthropic program, Gabriel Giving, allows every member of our community – from parents, grandparents and Grammarians, to staff members and friends of the School – to be involved in our School’s future growth.

Why your gift matters

Making a philanthropic gift to the School enables countless opportunities for future generations of CGGS students, including your own child. Our students will enjoy an exceptional and vibrant education that will set them up for a bright and prosperous future.

Your gift allows CGGS to fulfil its vision of a world where the young believe that anything is possible. It can open up opportunities for young women to discover worlds beyond our imagination, and develop new skills that will serve them in a future yet to be created.

To make a donation

If you’d like to discuss other ways to support CGGS, such as making a bequest or endowing a scholarship or prize, please contact Director of Advancement on (02) 6202 6453 or email

Alternatively, you can donate now by simply pressing the button below, Your gift will go to one of our tax deductible funds.

  • Gabriel Foundation Limited Building Trust
  • Gabriel Foundation Limited Library Trust
  • Gabriel Foundation Scholarship Fund
  • Gabriel Foundation Arts Trust (DGR status pending)

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

History of the Gabriel Foundation


Founded in 1980, the Gabriel Foundation plays an essential role in championing Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) and its future. The Foundation takes its name from St Gabriel’s School, which opened in 1926 with just 10 pupils.

The work of the Foundation continues in the spirit of the parents and friends who purchased St Gabriel’s in 1935, ensuring its survival through the Great Depression and creating the CGGS that we know today. The support of the Gabriel Foundation strengthens our community by advancing educational opportunities for our students.

Funding a better future

We gratefully acknowledge all families and friends of CGGS, both past and present, whose generosity over the years has provided many of the outstanding facilities and opportunities your child has access to today.

Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed over $10 million towards the provision of equipment, professional development of staff members, scholarship support, educational programs, and major building work.

Gabriel Foundation Projects
Jubilee Sports Centre
Early Learning Centre
Junior School Hall
Senior School Hall
Junior School Library
Senior School Science Wing
Administration Hub
Boarding House dining room and kitchen
Gabriel Centre Multimedia Theatre
B Block
Senior School - Boarding House carpark works