Annual Giving 2019

Welcome to our 2019 Annual Giving Campaign

Throughout the years, our community has made generous gifts to the School to ensure that they leave it a better place than when they arrived as students or parents.

Please watch this short message from our Headmaster, Phil De Young; Chair of Council, John Gillam; and Patron of Annual Giving, Jeremy Duffield (OTG 1972).

Through our scholarship program, we are committed to offering life-changing learning experiences for boys who may not otherwise be able to attend Trinity.

Our aim is to build on our existing scholarship opportunities, and continue to endow scholarships to enable students to attend our school, regardless of their means.

A gift to our Scholarship Fund provides transformational financial support, especially for needs-based students. The generosity and financial support from our community has helped create valuable opportunities and provide immediate impact for students who would not normally have access to a Trinity education.

Through regular and collective gifts to the scholarship program, doors that were once closed are opened. The gifts make a real difference in the lives of our scholarship students. Those scholarship recipients, in turn, use their new skills and knowledge to make a positive difference in their families and their communities.

The impact of giving


Camillus, Xavier and Myles O’Kane were ordinary kids growing up on the family farm at Yarrawonga, when they were given an extraordinary chance.

As recipients of endowed scholarships, they were able to attend Trinity, and the results and benefits of boarding and being educated at our school were observed by other rural families, which, in turn, encouraged them to become involved in the program.

The boys would not have achieved the academic and social outcomes they did without being involved in the Trinity Scholarship Program. They made the most of all of the opportunities available to them and this helped realise their full potential.

During their time at Trinity, the boys and their familiy built relationships across the School community. These have endured to become lifelong friendships with peers and mentors, staff, parents and members of the wider Trinity Community.

Camillus O’Kane (OTG 2004)

BPlan (Hons), LLB – UNSW

Currently working as an adviser to the NSW Planning Minister

Being a scholarship recipient has enabled me to receive a first class education, which has set me on the path to achieving my career and personal goals.


Xavier O’Kane (OTG 2004)

MBBS, MBioethics – Monash University

Currently working as GP Anaesthetist in North-East Victoria

By attending Trinity, I had access to excellent teachers who guided my high school studies and my university applications. It was this opportunity that allowed me to achieve excellent results, and ultimately pursue my desired career.

I have many happy memories of the friendships made and lessons learnt through the sports, outdoors and leadership programs inherent to the Trinity experience.


Myles O’Kane (OTG 2005)

BAgr (Hons), MAgribus – The University of Melbourne

The scholarship program enabled me to attend Trinity and enriched my education. It allowed me many opportunities from a high-class education, networking and sport.

I was able to reach my potential and have access to an education that allowed me to excel in the areas I was most passionate about.

The Trinity Grammar Boarding House was a home away from home, and the guidance and mentorship I received from the Boarding House staff was invaluable.


Areas in which you can make a difference

  • Gold Mitre Scholarship Fund
  • Richard and Elizabeth Tudor Indigenous Scholarship Fund
  • D.M Marles OAM Scholarship Fund
  • St Paul’s Chorister’s Fund
  • At the Headmasters Discretion
  • Building Fund


Ways to give

By Phone

To pay with your credit card, please call Kathy Hines, Acting Director of Development and Community Relations on +61 3 9851 9498

By Email

Please complete a Gift Form by clicking here. You can return it to us via email to hinesk@trinity.vic.edu.au or by mail to ATTN: Kathy Hines, 40 Charles Street, Kew VIC 3101.

In Person

We are always happy to see you! Please come and visit the Community Relations team in Hudson House at 53 Wellington Street in Kew.

Planned Giving

There are several ways to leave a gift for Trinity Grammar School, Kew in your estate. Please contact our Community Relations office for more information.

United States

If you are in the United States of America, Friends of Trinity Grammar School Kew Inc. is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organisation. Donations to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN: 27-2024214

For more information

Please contact Kathy Hines, Acting Director of Development and Community Relations on +61 3 9851 9498 or by email to hinesk@trinity.vic.edu.au

Thank you

Every gift to our Annual Giving program – no matter the size – will make a difference in the lives of our students. Your participation matters.

John Gillam                                                Phil De Young                                                Jeremy Duffield (OTG 1972)
Chair of School Council                            Headmaster                                                   Patron of Annual Giving