Foundation Vision

At the heart of our 20 in 20 plan is a vision to ensure Yarra continues to deliver innovative educational programs that keep pace with the skills and needs of students for 21st century Australia.

The 20 in 20 masterplan

The exponential growth principle of compounding underpins our 20 in 20 model. Our annual fundraising target, community engagement and rate of cultural change are designed to grow exponentially year on year.

The model and growth rate is designed to fund innovations in our educational offering to keep pace with change in the world around us. When we consider how the global economy has changed in Yarra’s first 50 years, and then look to our next 50 years along the same trajectory, the case for 20 in 20 is compelling.

Our fundraising goals, initial targets and annual growth rates allow our community to recognise the role and impact of philanthropy to the School and to celebrate achievable goals along the journey, whilst we seek to embed annual giving within our culture.

Funding Model

  • Our investment return target is: 4% above inflation
  • Our model has: a starting base of $500k (2018)
    and a contribution escalation of 20% year on yea
  • Our financial goal: reach $20 million in 20 years
  • Our operational goal: improve debt / equity ratio to allow
    for an increased rate of investment in programs and buildings
  • Our community goal: embed a culture of philanthropy towards a
    Yarra Foundation that can be relied upon to support Yarra’s future
    needs in a rapidly changing world
  • Our long term vision: financial independence where we can
    both loan to the School and continue to grow the corpus