Donor Stories

Melbourne Girls Grammar is fortunate to have the support of a strong donor community. 

We are pleased to share these inspiring stories from our wonderful donor community. We hope that you enjoy learning about their diverse experiences and journeys and why they choose to give for the future of girls’ education at Melbourne Girls Grammar.

Kathleen Curwen-Walker (1917)

We live in a rapidly changing world, yet as Kathleen Curwen-Walker’s legacy shows, some things, such as a love of education and music, remain a constant.
1917 Baseball Team, Kathleen Curwen-Walker seated far-left

George and Penny Dimitroulis

A healthy enthusiasm to help others is what drives the Dimitroulis Family to give back to the Melbourne Girls Grammar community.
George, Penny, Clare and Alice Dimitroulis

Louise Gourlay OAM (Holmes, 1954) and Prue Johnson (Holmes, 1953)

A lifelong passion for education, sport and friendship, led the Holmes sisters to “doing good things” for people and inspiring others to do so.
Louise Gourlay OAM and Prue Johnson

Roseanne Grimke-Drayton (Richardson, 1942)

Roseanne Grimke-Drayton was known for her zest for life and her generosity towards others. This generosity continued after her death in 2016, with a number of charitable bequests in her will, including The Richardson Sisters Scholarship at Melbourne Girls Grammar.
Roseanne Richardson, 1942 School Captain


Patricia Holdenson (Tulloch, 1944)

Patricia Holdenson has fond memories of an education that, despite some adversity during the war, led her on to “bigger and better things”.
Pat Holdenson

Dr Jean Laby (1934) and Betty Laby (1937)

Pioneering sisters Dr Jean and Betty Laby left a lasting legacy to Melbourne Girls Grammar and to women in science.
Dr Jean and Betty Laby *Image copyright permission granted by the photographer Norman Wodetzki and the University of Melbourne Archives

Barbara PerrY (1955) and Jennifer Perry (1956)

Barbara and Jennifer Perry graduated from Melbourne Girls Grammar with a sense of confidence and enthusiasm, and have achieved an enormous amount in their varied lives. They hope to provide other girls with similar opportunities through a bequest for a scholarship in their mother’s name.
Barbara and Jennifer Perry