Foundation News & Events
Glitter Ball A Glittering Success
The 2023 Trinity College Foundation annual fundraising dinner and silent auction A Glitter Ball, was an outstanding success raising $42,000 all of which will go directly to help the students of Trinity excel.
The event was held on Friday 23 June in Hickinbotham Hall at the National Wine Centre. Pre-dinner drinks were served as guests took their first look at the wide selection of auction items on offer before being seated for the Acknowledgement of Country and Grace presented by Prefects Rachael Kent and Maesie MacGillivray.
Head of Trinity College, Nick Hately then took to the stage to officially welcome everyone to the dinner and thank event sponsors. Foundation Chair David Russell then introduced special the guest speaker Year 11 student Keian Curthoys-Davies, the current beneficiary of the Foundation General Excellence Scholarship. Keian spoke with passion about his love of learning and how the scholarship has afforded him many opportunities for which he is extremely grateful.
The Chair thanked Keian for his presentation and then introduced student Chloe Seabrook who sang a rousing rendition of the Olivia Newton-John classic Xanadu from the ‘Juliet Balcony' while fellow student Daniel Maxwell performed a dance routine on roller skates below.
After the formalities and entertainment guests enjoyed a sumptuous three course dinner and the opportunity to place a bid for one or more of the over 50 donated items. Auctioneer, old scholar Bailey Fielke (2018) took bids for two major auction items that were up for grabs; a Triple M Bunker Experience for 10 people at the Adelaide Crows vs Sydney Swans game and two-nights luxury accommodation for eight people in the Port Willunga Dreaming Beach House.
Silent auction items included a round of golf for four people plus two electric buggies, an Illuminating the Wild at Adelaide Zoo voucher for four people, a 2023 autographed Port Adelaide Football Club match game ball, a Milwaukee Li-Ion Cordless Fuel Straight Line Trimmer, a $500 Peter Shearer menswear and suit hire voucher, a 50" 4K Google Smart TV and a Lions 360 experience voucher for two people at Monarto Safari Park.
Guests could also buy raffle tickets for $10.00 each with the choice of two great prizes; an Apple iPad 9th Gen Wi-Fi 32GB, or Karrawatta Terroir Wine Experience for six people. The sale of raffle tickets raised $2,350.
While final winning bids were being calculated, students Chloe Seabrook, Samuel Cannizzaro, Daniel Maxwell, Connor Foreman, Adam Roling, Saffron Bradley, Amy Burdon, Caitlin Bentley, Ella Whibley, Georgia Gevers, Aaliyah Ainsworth and Chelsea Bentley sang and danced up a storm during a 20-minute set of classic ABBA and disco tunes to the delight of guests.
Foundation Board members extends their thanks to all donors and volunteers who made the night such a success, particularly student volunteers Sam Pelton, Jade Below, Yar Thon, Rachael Kent, Maesie MacGillivray, Monique Merenda, Tremea Wood and Bella Wright as well as to the Trinity families who donated items towards hampers and baskets that generated over $1,000 in the silent auction.
The Trinity College Foundation Board extend their thanks to the generous sponsors of the 2023 major fundraising event - “A Glitter Ball”
And Quisk for designing the auction catalogue free of charge.
The 2022 A Masquerade Party Foundation Dinner was held on Friday 29 July in the Attenborough Room at the Adelaide Zoo.
Pre-dinner drinks were served as guests took their first look at the wide selection of auction items on offer before being seated for the Acknowledgement of Country and Grace presented by College Vice Captain Isabella Mondello.
The Foundation Board is pleased to announce that the 2022 Trinity Foundation A Masquerade Party Dinner raised over $34,000. The Foundation Board extends their thanks to all donors and volunteers who made the night such a success as well as the Trinity families who donated items towards hampers and baskets that generated over $1000.00 in the silent auction. Read a full report of the evening's events here. We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of our corporate donors. Details of the 2023 event will be released shortly.
- Platinum - Lenovo & Learning with Technologies
- Gold - Box of Books
- Bronze - Detail Studio, Lynch Meyer Lawyers, Mossop & Steinborner Automotive
- Table - AdvanceLife & Peter Kittle Motor Company
After being postponed twice due to COVID restrictions, the 2021 Taste of Tokyo Dinner was held on Friday 24 September in the Hilton Adelaide Ballroom.
Pre-dinner drinks were served as guests took their first look at the wide selection of auction items on offer before being seated for the Acknowledgement of Country and Grace presented by College Prefect Matthew Cole.
The Foundation Board is pleased to announce that the 2021 Trinity Foundation Taste of Tokyo Dinner raised $ $39,484.00. The Foundation Board extends their thanks to all donors and volunteers who made the night such a success as well as the Trinity families who donated items towards hampers and baskets that generated over $1000.00 in the silent auction. Read a full report of the evening's events here. We would also like to acknowledge the generous support of our corporate donors.
PLATINUM - Lenovo & Learning with Technologies
SILVER - Box of Books & Lynch Myer Lawyers
BRONZE - Detail Studio, St Yves Roseworthy & National Australia Bank
TABLE - Advancelife, Nexia Edwards Marshall & Peter Kittle Motor Company
The much-anticipated annual Trinity College Foundation fundraising dinner was held on Friday 2 August in the Ian McLachlan Room at the Adelaide Oval.
Leonardo da Vinci inspired this year’s theme with guests embracing and celebrating innovation, invention and creativity. Guests were welcomed by members of the robotics team and their recreation of a da Vinci designed cart they had cleverly automated.
The Foundation Board is pleased to announce that the 2019 Trinity College Foundation da Vinci Dinner raised $34,664.00. The Foundation Board extends their thanks to all donors and volunteers who made the night such a success. Read a full account of the evening here. We acknowledge the generous support of our 2019 annual dinner corporate sponsors:
PLATINUM - HP
SILVER - Campion
BRONZE - Mossop Construction & Interiors, Academy Photography, Detail Studio
TABLE - Nexia Edwards Marshall, ORORA, Neopost, Nuago
On Friday 3 August the 2018 Trinity College Foundation Gold Gala Dinner once again attracted a diverse cross-section of our community who gathered in the Ian McLachlan Room at the Adelaide Oval to enjoy this special occasion.
Guests were welcomed on arrival by Senior Student Leaders and a musical performance by Year 12 students Tony Ward and Taylor Crouch. Pre-dinner drinks were served as guests took their first look at the wide selection of auction items on offer before being seated for the official welcome.
The Trinity College Foundation hosted the annual Frocks & Fascinators Luncheon in the Pavilion on Tuesday 3 November.
The fundraising event attracted guests who all embraced the Melbourne Cup theme. Catering and service was provided by Year 11 Semester 2 Catering students who all excelled at being chefs, kitchen crew and waiting staff.
Event highlights included a raffle, sweeps and a fashion parade of formal attire presented by Brides and Bloom and modelled by Year 11 students. Well done to these students who helped raise monies for the Foundation Scholarship Program.
Awards & Scholarships
The Certificate of Academic Merit is presented to students who make significant improvement in academic areas. The award is designed to recognise and promote academic achievement and is intended to complement other forms of recognition by acknowledging students who might not otherwise be recognised. A total of 16 certificates are presented in Term 3 annually across the College Middle Schools. Each recipient also receives a commemorative book.
- Blakeview - Niranjan Praveen, Harrison Lindsay, Abby Thiel & Kelly Matiop
- Gawler River - Etienne Bradley, Prince Muchondo, Charlie Micallef & Alana Nguyen
- North - Charli Hunt, Emily McGee, Niklas Hansson & Romeo Rom
- South - Imogen Aplin, Lillian Costa, Yazmin Thredgold & Jamieson Schouten
Each year the Foundation presents Citizenship Awards to students from all five schools for their overall contribution to the College through personal dedication, strength of character and good citizenship. Recipients may have made outstanding contributions in academic effort and success, sporting contributions and participation, cultural and worship endeavour, House involvement and general leadership and community service outside the College.
- Blakeview - Olyvia Smedley & Marissa Desmond
- Gawler River - Isabelle Bartolo & Saffron Bradley
- North - Isabelle McLean & James Skelton
- South - Sophie Skeen, Miella Curthoys-Davies & Neve Cammans
- Senior - Maesie MacGillivray
The Trinity College Foundation offers a number of scholarships to students both internally and externally.
Visit the Scholarships webpage for further information and application forms.
Since 2012, the Foundation has supported Trinity College students to attend Operation Flinders, a South Australian based charitable organisation that runs a world leading wilderness adventure program for young people at risk.
The program takes participants between the age of 14 and 18 years on an eight day exercise in the far northern Flinders Ranges, providing an opportunity for them to break away from their past and grow as valued members of the community.
A Trinity College education can help turn a dream into a reality. Creating a world of opportunity for students is the vision of the Foundation and every cent donated goes towards fulfilling this aim.
Many of our students have great abilities but not always the opportunity to fulfil them. The Spirit of Trinity Fund supports students in a tangible way to continue their schooling at Trinity College.
Examples of support include, but are not limited to, uniforms, textbooks, stationary, learning tools, subject related excursions, counselling/professional support and emergency care. Since its inception in 2013, we have supported 195 students at a cost of $78,000.
Make a tax deductible donation to the Spirit of Trinity Fund here.
Through the generosity of supporters of the Trinity College Foundation and fundraising activities, we are pleased to support the Trinity2Cambodia service trip by way of an award. The award exists to acknowledge a student who is striving to help others and willingly volunteers to support College life.
The Trinity2Cambodia Service Award will create an opportunity for a Trinity student to contribute to the richness and diversity of the College’s community through learning about Non Government Organisations (NGOs) abroad, performing volunteer work in Cambodia, developing new strategies to help others in need and their ability to strengthen community relationships.
For further information download an application here or telephone 8523 8725.