The Glennie School, Toowoomba

Building the future

The Glennie School Foundation strives to build a culture of financial support to secure Glennie’s future.

Established in 1997, The Glennie School Foundation Limited aims to promote philanthropy, fellowship and communication through social and business networking opportunities together with its relationship with The Glennie School community and committees.

Since its inception, over $1 million has been contributed to developments in school facilities, resources and scholarships.
The Foundation is a separate legal entity to the School, with its objectives closely aligned with the School’s vision, mission, values and strategic goals.

Foundation’s Vision Statement
To keep Glennie at the forefront of girls’ education.

Foundation’s Mission Statement
To build a culture of financial support to secure Glennie’s future.


The Glennie School Foundation’s Directors are volunteers, donors, parents and friends of Glennie. The directors seek to assist by financially supporting projects in line with the School’s Strategic Plan.

The Board is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company and has a fiduciary responsibility as trustees for the operation of the Foundation. The Board works with the School Council and Principal when considering projects for funding support.

Mr David Russell
Chair of Foundation Directors

Benefactor, Grad Cert Bus, Dip Bus 
Toowoomba Hospice Assoc – Board Member
Mazda Dealer Assoc Qld – Vice President

Mr Russell is a lifelong resident of Toowoomba and presently holds the position of Dealer Principal and Director of Local Automotive Dealership, Wippells Autos and the Audi Centre Toowoomba.

As Dealer Principal, David’s experience spans financial management of the dealership group, human resource management, training and development, as well as sales, servicing and parts distribution.

David is a Glennie parent with five children who has a strong passion for quality education. David has long admired the growth of the School and is impressed with its culture of inclusivity, respect and hard work.

Mr Philip Saal
Deputy Chair

Partner, BCom, CPA (Financial Planning Specialist)

After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree, Mr Saal worked as a senior accountant at a local accounting firm, then in 2000 developed and managed the Financial Planning Division.

Philip is a director and shareholder of the management company operating the Toowoomba office of Morgans. Philip continues to work in the Financial Planning Division as a Senior Adviser.

Philip is the proud father of two Glennie girls and was a member of The Glennie School Council for nine years.

Paul Reedy
Foundation Director

Andrew Civil
Foundation Director

Make a donation

Help support the future of all Glennie Girls.

Funds and Scholarships

Through pledges, donations, bequests and fundraising events including the annual Audi Centre Toowoomba Corporate Golf Classic and Ben’s Pop Up Picnic, Glennie Old Girls, parents, families and friends have financially assisted the Foundation to provide support to The Glennie School.

Funds raised through The Glennie School Foundation have assisted with:

  • Construction and re-development of the Junior Years campus
  • Refurbishment of the boarding houses
  • Construction of the Sue Edwards Science Centre
  • Construction of the Sports Centre
  • Provision of scholarships for performing arts
  • Bursaries for families facing financial or rural hardships.

Scholarship Recipients

Molly McInerney was a Helene Orton Scholarship recipient from 2008 to 2012:

“To the Foundation: thank you so much. You will never know how much your support meant to me and my family. I will never forget the generosity you showed me and hold all my success at Glennie to your credit. Thank you.”

Become a Member

Through helping generate and receive philanthropic support, the Foundation invites parents, families, friends, businesses and the wider community to consider becoming members of the Foundation.

Membership provides opportunities to become involved in the operation of the Foundation and, where possible, to assist The Glennie School in achieving its strategic goals.

Membership of the Foundation is open to anyone wishing to support the aims and objectives of the Company. There are a range of membership levels available. These include giving financial assistance, expertise and advice to identify ways to advance the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Members will receive public recognition if they wish, special invitations to School events and a donor badge and membership certificate.

For further information on becoming a member, please contact The Glennie School Foundation Office on 07 4688 8879 or email

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