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About Scopus Foundation

About Scopus Foundation

What does the Foundation do?

The Mount Scopus College Foundation exists to support the work and goals of the School. Fee income cannot provide funds for development, and so Scopus relies on the Foundation to support its aims and help deliver its vision into reality. Funds raised assist with the advancement of all facilities and various programs including our Year 10 Israel Experience.

Tuition fee relief programs and bursaries are also significantly supported by the Foundation. The Foundation is also committed to building a substantial Endowment Fund to help secure the future. The goals of the Foundation are pursued by an Executive Committee, in consultation with the Principal and College President. Since 1987, through the generosity of donors, bequestors and dedicated volunteers, $54,000,000 has been raised and applied to campus programs and projects.

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Donors to the Foundation support many projects and programs, many of which would not be possible without their generosity.

They provide:

  • Bursaries by way of subsidised tuition fees
  • Israel Experience Program (Ulpan) scholarships, bursaries and awards
  • Leading Edge technology to support E-Learning
  • International Baccalaureate Programme support
  • Performing and Visual Arts programs and enrichment opportunities
  • Archive and Alumni program support

With our members’ help we have built inspirational learning, sport and recreational environments, such as:

1997  George and Gita Smorgon Sports Complex
2000  Besen Family Performing Arts Centre
2003  Szalmuk Family Early Learning Centre
2005  Slezak Multimedia and Technology Centre
2010  Kitchen Garden Project
New Gandel Besen House including recreational and sporting areas
2011  New Smorgon Family Primary School
2016  Secondary School rejuvenation project begins
There are always opportunities to match your passion with the school needs.

About Scopus Foundation

Foundation Executive Team

  • Life Executive (Retired)

    Jack Hansky AM ז"ל
    Michael Karp Director, Palladium Group of Companies
    Henry Lanzer Managing Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
    Solomon Lew Chairman, Century Plaza Group of Companies
    Marilyn Simon
    Roy Tashi OAM Executive Chairman, Tashi Holdings
  • Foundation President

    David Gold
  • CEO

    Mark Joel
  • Executive Director

    Tali Borowski
  • College President

    Amy Hershan
  • College Principal

    James Kennard
  • Vice Presidents

    Sam Alter (2000) Director, Pacific Group of Companies
    Stewart Baron (2001) Managing Director, Baron Corporation
  • Members

    Paul Bassat (2005) Director, Square Peg Capital
    Joey Borensztajn AM (LE) Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
    Russell Casper (2005) Director, Casper Architecture & Design
    Esther Frenkiel OAM (2016)
    Jeremy Lanzer (2019) Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler
    Justin Liberman (2016) Principal Jagen & Square Peg Capital
    Ruth Picker (2015) Partner, Asia-Pacific Risk Management Leader, Ernst & Young
    Ricky Smorgon (2012) Director, Generation Investments
    Ari Suss (2017) Executive Director, Fox Private Group
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We Honour


Solomon Lew 1987 - 2013
Tony Smorgon 2014 - 2016


David Smorgon OAM 1987 - 1992
Dug Pomeroy 1992 - 1996
Henry Lanzer AM 1996 – 2014
David Gold 2014 -

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  • (DATE) Year joined the Executive

Tax deductibility

The Foundation and the Mount Scopus College Building and Scholarship Funds are all tax-deductible entities.


Residents of the United States may donate and receive an IRS deduction by giving through the British Schools and Universities Foundation, Inc (BSUF), for which we thank them.

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Become a Foundation Member

To chat about becoming a Foundation Member please call our office.

03 9834 0065