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 its 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
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:
Molly McInerney was an 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.”
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
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 a wide range of skills from financial management of the dealership group, to 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
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.
Mr Mark Norman
Dip Bus Mg
Mr Norman joined the Foundation in 2010. He and his wife Liz have three children. Both of their daughters are Glennie Old Girls. Mark attended The Southport School as a boarder for his secondary education and then Marcus Oldham College.
After 13 years in the cotton industry, Mark and his family relocated to Toowoomba from the Goondiwindi district in 2003 to open an appliance retail franchise, Mr Rental. Mark and Liz have the Mr Rental store located in Toowoomba and have been awarded Best Australian Store in the Mr Rental franchise network four times.
In 1995 Mark was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study rotation crops for cotton in the US and was also a Shire Councillor of the Waggamba Shire Council from 1996 to 1998. Mark has been a member of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba since 2004. Mark has also been a current member of The Glennie School Council since 2015.
Mrs Cindy Coggan
BHlthSc (Nursing), DipHSC (Nursing), RN/RM, CMid
Mrs Coggan and her husband Phillip have three children and their youngest daughter is a current boarder at Glennie. She attended Ipswich Girl's Grammar School, then the University of New England and went on to practise as a registered nurse and midwife.
Cindy has strong beliefs in educating rural women and helping break down the barriers of distance, enabling families to equip themselves to ongoing change.
Previously, she was on the board of Conservation Farmers and has spent six years on the state reference panel for PING, a group of women empowering families in the grain industry. She has been a member of ICPA for 15 years. She is in a family partnership that runs a mixed farming enterprise at Meandarra.
Phillip's family were pioneers in this area since 1932. In 2005 they were named Queensland Grain Growers of the Year and in 2008 their property took its place in the Guiness Book of Records for planting the world's largest paddock of wheat in 24 hours; helping raise awareness for organ donation and $75,000 for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
Mr Shane Barnes
ANZIIF (Snr Assoc)
Mr Barnes is Toowoomba born and raised and has been involved in local business for over 20 years. Shane is currently an Authorised Representative at Austbrokers HCI in Toowoomba and previous to this, owned his own Insurance Brokering business and contracted to an International Insurance Broker.
Shane and his wife, Mary-Lou, have three children, with two daughters currently at Glennie. Their association with Glennie began in 2007 at the Glennie Kindergarten and now spans across the Junior and Middle Years.
Mrs Ros Whittaker
BNursing, Grad Cert Emergency Nursing, Grad Cert Child and Adolescent Health
Born in rural New South Wales, Mrs Whittaker was educated at Tara Anglican School for Girls in Sydney. After graduating from high school, she studied a Bachelor of Nursing degree as well as Graduate Certificates in Emergency Nursing and Child and Adolescent Health.
Since then Ros has worked in hospitals across metropolitan Sydney and rural Queensland and continues to work in emergency medicine.
Ros and her husband Andrew have five children, including one daughter at Glennie and one just recently graduated from Glennie.
Mr Paul Reedy
Mr Reedy and his wife Yvette own and operate K&R Plumbing Supplies. They have two daughters, both of whom attended Glennie.
Paul is a committee member of the Western Mustangs Rugby League Football Club, Darling Downs Equestrian and Plumbing Plus Australia.
Through its activities to 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 with a range of membership levels available. These include giving financial assistance or experience, expertise and advice to identify potential support and opportunities to advance the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.
Members will receive public recognition if they wish, receive special invitations to School events and receive a donor badge and membership certificate.
For further information on becoming a member, please contact The Glennie School Foundation Office on 07 4688 8862 or email email@example.com.
The School's vision is to develop in each Glennie girl the intellectual, physical and spiritual potential to be All She Can Be®.
Glennie is committed to empowering our girls to embrace fitness for life through access to all levels of competitive sports and social health and fitness activities.
The Glennie School Foundation is raising funds to transform the lives of Glennie girls and we hope you will Be Active in your support. By helping us to build a new Sports Centre you will enable each Glennie girl to realise her physical potential and be healthy and active in mind, body and spirit.
Watch our short video to see how you can help transform the life of a Glennie girl.
You can select your level of support:
Then select which sport you'd like on your medallion:
We also have a supporter icon available if you can't decide on one sport:
Purchase your medallion today and be recognised on the Sports Centre donor wall.
There are a range of opportunities for recognition to suit all budgets. When you order your medallion, you will have the opportunity to select your colour and sport pictogram and add a personal inscription.
Donations to The Glennie School Foundation building fund are tax deductible and may be paid as a lump sum or over a period of up to five years.
Don’t see a medallion or payment option that suits? Contact the Foundation today on (07) 4688 8862 to discuss possible customised options.
Download the Sports and Health Centre Prospectus to find out more about the new centre.
For further information please contact the Glennie School Foundation on (07) 4688 8862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.