Sacré Cœur Foundation
About the Foundation
Our Sacré Cœur community has long been responsible for ensuring that the excellence and unique experience of a Sacred Heart education is available for our students today, as well as for future generations of young women. The Foundation plays a vital role in making this possible.
Established in 2004, the Sacré Cœur Foundation is a public company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the School Board.
While its prime role is fundraising, the Foundation also aspires to be a compassionate and caring organisation. It has a strong belief in the benefits of a Sacred Heart education, both for society and the individual. Through its charter, the Foundation has accepted the responsibility for providing the School with additional capital resources to deliver on its promises to the Sacré Cœur students, parents and their families. We want our students to have the very best opportunities. One avenue for such support is through the award of Florence Buckley Scholarships. The funds from a bequest from Florence Buckley are administered by the Foundation Board.
Fundraising has been and always will be an important part of securing the short-term and long-term goals for our School. Through the Foundation, we aim to nurture a strong belief in philanthropy within our community. By joining with us, you are sharing in our vision and building for the future.
Already, hundreds of our alumnae, current and past parents, staff and supporters have given very generously to the Foundation. For this we say - thank you.
We strongly encourage every member of our community to consider supporting the Foundation. By lending your support and being involved with the Foundation, you can help our School continue the fine tradition of Sacred Heart education, established internationally for more than two hundred years.
Meet our Sacré Cœur Foundation Board of Directors:
Mr Christopher Gray
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Masters of Business Administration
Member of the Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (CPA)
Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Chris is the director of several technology and family businesses.
His past roles have included being part of the management buy out of Dun & Bradstreet’s Australian and New Zealand operations. Chris was also the co-founder of iCareHealth, which subsequently sold to Telstra.
Chris is a director of 5 Point Foundation, which focuses on families and children. He is also a member of the St Roch’s Finance Committee and a volunteer at St Vincent de Paul.
Chris is the father of three current Sacré Coeur students and was appointed to the Foundation Board in 2018.
Ms Siobhán Fitzgerald
School Sub Committees: Bequests Committee - Convener
Siobhan is an alumna (nee Ryan1981) and a past parent of Audrey (2015).
She is a barrister and registered trade mark attorney. She came to the Bar in 2006. Previously, she was a solicitor for fifteen years specialising in intellectual prperty. She has been a member of the Trans-Tasman Attorneys Discipline Tribunal since 2016.
She is the Deputy Chair of the Victorian Bar’s Art & Collections Committee and is a director of the Peter O’Callaghan QC Gallery Foundation
Siobhan has been a member of the Sacré Coeur Foundation since 2015.
Ms Kate Malone
BSc (Hons) (Manchester Met University)
Kate is head of Business Transformation at Latitude Financial Services, (formerly GE Capital A&NZ) where she leads business transformation, enterprise change and strategy.
Previously she worked at General Electric for 14 years across a variety of roles including FP&A leader, Financial Controller, Corporate Audit, Chief Operating Officer - Risk
She is the mother of Lauren and Emily
Kate has been a member of the Sacré Coeur Foundation Board since 2017.
Ms Marcia Endacott
Master of Sport Management,
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment
School Sub Committees: Community Council, Program and Projects Sub-Committee
Marcia is the Strategy and Planning Manager for the ICC World T20 2020, the World Cup of Twenty20 cricket. Previously she worked in event acquisition for the Victorian Major Events Company, in sport development with the Australian Sports Commission. Prior to her sport and major events career, Marcia worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Corporate Finance division.
Marcia is an Alumna of Sacré Cœur (1989) and a Past President of the Alumnae Association (1995).
Marcia has been a member of the Sacré Coeur Foundation Board since 2013.
Mr Paul Lewis
School Sub Committees: Chair, Allocations and Investments Committee
Paul is Chief Sales Officer for CUA, Australia’s largest credit union. He joined CUA from Westpac Banking Group where was he was Senior Head of Strategy and Transformation. Prior to Westpac he held senior executive roles with ANZ Banking Group including Managing Director Retail Banking for AmBank (Malaysia), General Manager Australian Branch Banking, General Manager Retail Banking Queensland and several senior management roles with the bank in New Zealand. He is a parent of a current student and two alumni.
Ms Helene Gordon (Chair)
Bachelor of Business (Monash)
Graduate, Australian Institute Company Directors (GAICD)
Helene is a results orientated and commercially focused Executive with functional areas of specialty in People, Culture and Communications.
She has worked in a number of leading national and global organisations in a variety of sectors including retail and distribution, telecommunications, property and professional services. An expert in successful development and implementation of complex business change and transformation relating to acquisitions, mergers, divestments and organisational redesign.
Recent organisations worked for have included ME Bank, NAB, FoodWorks, Stockland and Coles Group, as well as a period spent running her own Interim Executive and Consultancy business.
She is the mother of Carly (2005-2010), Sara (2007-2012) and Meg (2010-2015).
Helene has been a Director of the Sacré Coeur Foundation Board since 2008.
Mr Daniel Kelliher
B.Ec. (Monash, 1989)
LL.B. (Monash, 1990)
Accredited Specialist in Wills & Estates (Law Institute of Victoria, since 1996)
LL.M. in Financial Services, Macquarie University 2005
TEP – Trusts & Estates Practitioner
School Sub Committees: Bequests
Daniel Kelliher is a practising Wills, Estates and Trusts lawyer and in July 2018 took up an appointment with Eastern Bridge Lawyers at 123 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn.
Daniel has previously headed Russell Kennedy’s Estates and Estate Planning team for nearly 13 years, since June 2005, after 11 years of previous private practice roles and 4 ½ years as an Estate Planning Manager at NAB.
Daniel’s practice encompasses all aspects of Estate Planning & Trusts advice; Probate and Estate Administration; Estate, Trusts & occasional Superannuation Litigation. Daniel is a Committee member of the Melbourne Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is current Chair of the LIV Specialist Advisory Committee for Wills and Estates.
Daniel is the father of Lizzie (Yr 10), Edwina (Yr 8) and Annabel (Yr 7 in 2019.)
For more information about the Foundation, or to arrange a confidential discussion about ways you can support our Sacré Cœur community please contact:
Sacré Cœur Foundation
172 Burke Road Glen Iris 3146
Sacré Cœur Foundation Limited (ABN 77 108 099 967) is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient under Sub-division 30-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (The Act). The Foundation operates the Sacré Cœur Foundation Building Fund under item 2.1.10 (school building fund) in section 30-25 of the Act. Gifts to the Sacré Cœur Foundation Building Fund are tax deductible.
The Foundation is an endorsed income tax exempt charity.
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