The College Foundation was launched in 1989 to further develop Marcus Oldham as Australia's independent centre of excellence in rural and equine business management education.
The Foundation Executive is made up of a diverse and dynamic group of business professionals, farmers and past graduates of the College to propel the vital goals of the Foundation.
The aims of the Foundation are to develop and advance the College within agriculture and equine industries throughout Australia on a national and international basis and to encourage sponsorships for various scholarships and bursaries for Marcus Oldham College.
Dr Simon Livingstone (FM87)
Deputy Principal (Finance)
Tony McMeel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alannah Halloran | email@example.com
Foundation Officer (Events)
Megan Cole | firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Craigie-McConnell | email@example.com
The future of Australian agriculture is strong. Driven by the world’s growing population, food security and supply chain reliability are even more important now then they have ever been.
+61 3 5247 2919
|14th July, 2017||Annual Cocktail Party 2017|
|The annual Marcus Oldham Foundation Reception was held on Friday 14 July with special guest speaker Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest.|
|17th March, 2017||Annual Fundraising Golf Day 2017|
|A beautiful sunny day greeted the 100 golfers who turned out for the 11th annual Marcus Oldham Fundraising Golf Day at Eynesbury Homestead and Golf.|
|18th November, 2016||Marcus Oldham Race Night 2016|
|The second Marcus Oldham Race Night which was held in the Committee Room at Moonee Valley Racecourse was another wonderful night for friends and supporters of the College to come together and be thoroughly entertained with first class night racing, wonderful food, great company and a punt or two.|
|7th June, 2016||Annual Foundation Reception 2016|
|The Marcus Oldham Foundation Reception was held on evening of Tuesday 7 June at the Australian Club, Melbourne. We hold this event to thank and acknowledge our sponsors for their ongoing support and celebrate our current scholarship awardees.|
Marcus Oldham College has made some wonderful changes within the college to its courses and facilities.
In its infancy, the College began with 14 students.
||Marcus Oldham opens its doors (14 students in Farm Management)
||Completion of East Wing|
||Purchase of McDowall's Property|
||James Darling Resources Centre Library, Administration and Printing rooms incorporated|
||McCann Stables developed|
||Student Facility developed|
||College Foundation established
Launch of the inaugural fundraising campaign $1.3 million raised
Arthur Beggs Centre developed
Indoor Riding Arena expanded
||Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Wing developed for residence|
||Introduction of Agribusiness course
William Buckland Wing developed including additional lecture room and staff offices
||Law-Smith Wing developed for additional residences|
||Introduction of Degree for Farm Business Management course|
||Building for Excellence Campaign Launched|
||Improvements to Equine facilities (seven new horse paddock shelters)|
||Launch of the Student Financial Assistance program|
||Launch of the Oldham Society – giving by the Bequest Program
Continued development of industry scholarship opportunities for students across all course
Launch of the Dr Alastair Mackenzie Wool Industry Scholarship Fund
|2004/5||Completion of the refurbishment of residential accommodation (constructed in 1961)
Completion of toilet and shower block refurbishment (constructed in 1961)
Dining Room refurbishment
||Development of distance education programs
Building for Excellence campaign concludes
$1.4 million raised
||Office space extensions to the computer centre
Building to commence in September/October
The Jubilee Campaign launched - Target $3 million
|2006/7||Development of two new lecture rooms.
Building to commence in December/January.
Buckland Wing Extension (new classrooms) completed
Official Opening 17th May 2007
In excess of $300,000 raised for the project
Inaugural Golf Day at Moonah Links
In excess of $65,000 raised for the National Jockeys Trust and Marcus Oldham Equine Facilities Project.
|2008||Annual Golf Day at Eynesbury. In excess of $75,000 raised for the Marcus Oldham College Dining Room re-development.
Part proceeds donated to the Country Fire Authority (CFA) Schools Education Program
Centre for the Study of Rural Australia – launched in May
|2009||Annual Golf Day at Eynesbury – raised over $35,000 with part proceeds to CFA
Refurbishment of original (1962) lecture rooms x 3 and student / staff courtyard
Opening of Ivo Dean Centre (Dining room and function centre) and landscaping of courtyard
April $900k gift from the RC & EC (Cappur) Webb Trust
|2010||Annual Golf Day at Eynesbury – raised over $40,000 with part proceeds to SecondBite
Opening of Scobie and Claire Mackinnon Stable Complex
(9 stable, 5 day yard, tack room, feed room and wash bays)
|2011||Annual Golf Day Eynesbury - Monies raised $35000 with proceeds going towards the extension and upgrade of the College Library “The James Darling Resources Centre” and our chosen charity for 2011, Brainwave Australia.
Opening of upgraded James Darling Resources Centre.
|2012||Feb 2012 – Golf Day Monies raised $20000 with proceeds going towards the extension and upgrade of the College Library “The James Darling Resources Centre” and $5000 to our chosen charity for 2012, Cottage by the Sea.
April 2012 – A luncheon was held at Murradoc Farm, Drysdale on Wednesday 18 April. A memorable day where Marcus Oldham had the pleasure of announcing that the college was a recipient of a most generous gift – “Murradoc Farm” – given to us by Philip Myer and his family. The College was delighted to name the new campus after Philip’s mother, Prudence Myer and the CSRA Forum Series after his grandfather Douglas Boyd. The gift is approximately worth $3.8million. Watch the 7.30pm Report about the gifting of Murradoc Farm.
Dec 2012 – Recipients of The William Buckland Foundation donation of $1.2million towards our Entru biz program
|2013||Feb 2013 – Golf Day monies raised $36,000 with proceeds going towards Marcus Oldham Student Scholarship fund and $5000 to our chosen charity for 2013 SecondBite
Social Room Fundraising challenge - $300k Dec 13 towards the new student social room – Stage 1 of 3 of the Student Recreational Hub
|2014||Feb: Golf Day - $25k towards Student Recreational Hub, supported Cottage by the Sea.|
Feb: Golf Day - $25k raised towards building program, supported SecondBite.
April: Opening of Student Recreational Hub. Includes tennis, basketball and volley ball courts, small gym, club room and land scaped gardens.
Feb: Golf Day - $25k raised towards building program.
July: Cocktail Reception - Launched the 'We need great minds' campaign, a $5 million fundraising project for a state of the art Learning Centre.
The aim of The Oldham Society is to seek support for the College through bequests as part of the Foundation activities. The Oldham Society will enable benefactors to be recognised and thanked during their lifetime, (benefactors can remain anonymous).
Benefactors may also encourage others to support the work of The Oldham Society.
For further information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone (03) 5247 2919
Marcus Oldham College is offering you the opportunity to become a member of the Marcus Oldham Cattle Club – The Herd.
HELP FUND FUTURE DEVELOPMENTThe future development of Marcus Oldham is vital to ensuring we remain the number one educational institute in Australia for Agriculture, Agribusiness and Equine Management.
HOW IT WORKSIt’s easy to support the future stars of Australian agribusiness. The Marcus Oldham Cattle Club ‘The Herd’ purchases one of your cows for an agreed market value (no more than $1000). You then run an unidentified cow on your property and guarantee to commit to Marcus Oldham the agreed market value of one calf, each year, for six consecutive years.
Please contact:Alannah Halloran, Marcus Oldham Foundation
Phone: 03 5247 2919