Since 1984, the Foundation has contributed more than $7.5 million to Somerville House.

During this time the Foundation has raised a total of more than $15 million. 

These funds are invested, with the income used to support the School’s strategies objectives. Gifts to the Foundation are used to develop exemplary facilities and provide scholarships and bursaries for deserving students.

The Somerville House Foundation (SFH) supports the School’s commitment to delivering a first-class learning environment to facilitate exceptional learning outcomes through the development of outstanding educational facilities and resources. The Foundation is committed to supporting the School in delivering its strategic intent with objectives that are aligned with the School’s Master Plan.

Gifts to the Foundation enable the School to support scholarships, build funds to invest in facilities and support programs that would otherwise not be available to our students. Over the past 120 years, Somerville House students have benefitted enormously from the generosity of our benefactors. 

In 2018 the Foundation established three new funds to future proof the School. This will enable our community to direct their gifts to the projects and programs that matter the most to them. 

The Foundation raises funds and contributes financially to projects that have a lasting impact on the educational journey of current and future students. 

Gifts received by the Foundation are protected in separate accounts and allocated to the area of interest nominated by the donor in-line with the purpose of the Foundation’s Constitution, to support and assist the School Council to preserve, improve and develop the standards, services and facilities of Somerville House.

The Foundation are grateful for the generosity of current and past parents, Old Girls, and staff, all of whom have contributed significantly over the years. We acknowledge our donors and thank them for making a difference to Somerville House.  

View the Foundation prospectus (PDF 3.5M)


For more information on the role the Foundation plays in our school community, and for opportunities to become involved, please contact the Director of Philanthropy, Ms Petrina Gilmore.

Postal address: PO Box 3357, South Brisbane, Qld 4101 
Phone: +61 7 3033 9289