The Villa Maria College Foundation is a legal charitable Foundation, set up by the Proprietors of the College, the Board of Trustees, and the Past Pupils’ Association. The Foundation exists to create financial security and choice for the College and its students. Established in 2005, the Foundation team is working to build an investment fund to benefit the school’s future, however, it regularly gives to the College for immediate needs.


The Mercy character guides the Foundation in its work, leading it to invest in ongoing work like the Mercy Scholarship, gifts for school leavers and a new prayer space for the girls’ daily spiritual needs.


The Foundation believes in Villa Maria’s ability to help shape our community’s brightest, smartest and most compassionate young women. We sincerely thank you for being part of our efforts to create a lasting and financially secure legacy for our treasured College.



The objectives of the Foundation include:-

  • Maintenance and support of the special character of the College and its Mercy charism
  • Support of students who may be disadvantaged either financially or socially
  • Assisting the promotion and the wellbeing of the pupils of the College
  • Participating with the College Proprietor and the Board of Trustees in capital expenditure
  • Contribution of scholarships, grants and provision of teaching materials and equipment


For 100 years, Villa Maria College has helped thousands of young women realise their potential and it is up to us to ensure this tradition of excellence is maintained for the young women of tomorrow.


Please click here to download the Foundation brochure.

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Make a Donation

Donations may be made directly to The Villa Maria College Foundation, 21 Peer Street, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand. A donation form can be downloaded here. Donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided.


Bequests can be organised through your solicitor, please download this form and return it to:


The Villa Maria College Foundation
21 Peer Street, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand

Further Information

If you would like to find out more about the Foundation please email us here

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