Midleton College Foundation

Philanthropic support for the development of Midleton College

Midleton College Foundation

Since its founding in 1696, Midleton College has been a cornerstone of educational excellence and community spirit. Over the centuries, our campus has evolved significantly, with each generation contributing to its growth and leaving a lasting legacy for future learners. The Midleton College Foundation continues this proud tradition by fostering philanthropic support for the continued development of our school. Our mission is to ensure the sustainability, excellence, and inclusivity of Midleton College, enhancing the educational journey of every student. Through the generous contributions of our community—parents, alumni, and friends—we aim to build a future where every student can thrive. The Foundation focuses on four key areas: Environmental Stewardship, Academic Excellence, Infrastructure Development, and Financial Accessibility. Each of these pillars has an associated fund that plays a vital role in the holistic development of our school and students.

Environmental Stewardship – The Green Legacy Fund

Our commitment to Environmental Stewardship is driven by the desire to transform our energy usage and make Midleton College a beacon of sustainability. Contributions to The Green Legacy Fund will support projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint, enhancing green spaces, and integrating environmentally friendly practices into our daily operations. By prioritising sustainability, we aim to create a healthier, more sustainable campus for future generations.  Initiatives include: zero food waste, solar panels on Colton Building and the Trevor West Sports Hall, district heating using excess heat from the Jameson Distillery, LED lighting for the hockey pitch, development of a small forest with Coillte, outdoor learning spaces, and partnerships with other European schools on shared green initiatives.

Academic Excellence – The Scholars’ Fund

Support for Academic Excellence focuses on fostering an environment where both students and teachers can excel. This includes funding for innovative teaching resources, professional development for staff, and state-of-the-art technology to enhance learning. Contributions to The Scholars’ Fund will help us maintain and elevate our high educational standards, ensuring that a strong academic foundation remains central to our students’ success.  This also includes support for the Learning Support Department, integration of ICT enabling novel and progressive learning, developing new subjects such as Design & Communication Graphics, Computer Science, Politics & Society, Physical Education at Leaving Certificate level, and extra-curricular pursuits such as Hockey, Soccer, Rugby, Drama, Music, and Debating.

Infrastructure Development – The Heritage Growth Fund

Infrastructure Development is essential for providing students with a modern and conducive learning environment. Contributions to The Heritage Growth Fund will assist in building new classrooms, upgrading existing facilities, and improving campus amenities. These enhancements will not only improve the physical learning environment but also ensure that our infrastructure meets the needs of a dynamic and evolving educational landscape. By contributing to this fund, you are helping to continue the legacy of development that has been a hallmark of Midleton College since its inception.  Current and planned projects include enclosing the swimming pool to make it usable year-round and by the local primary school and community, developing a chapel in the iconic old potato shed, creating new teaching areas, building a new rugby pitch, and enhancing music facilities.

Financial Accessibility – The Opportunity Fund

Financial Accessibility is about opening the doors of Midleton College to a diverse range of students, regardless of their financial background. Through transformative bursaries and scholarships, The Opportunity Fund aims to offer opportunities to talented students who may not have the means to afford tuition. Your support in this area ensures that Midleton College remains an inclusive community where every student has the chance to succeed.

Legacy Giving

In addition to our core areas of focus, legacy giving is a profound way to ensure that your values and commitment to education continue to benefit future generations. By including Midleton College in your will, you can make a lasting impact on the lives of students for years to come. Legacy gifts provide crucial funding that helps sustain and enhance the educational experience at Midleton College, allowing us to plan confidently for the future. Your legacy gift will help ensure that Midleton College continues to be a place of learning, growth, and opportunity for all students.

Through these focused efforts, the Midleton College Foundation seeks to uphold the values and traditions of our school while driving forward into a future of innovation and inclusivity. Each generation of our school community has contributed to our legacy, and we invite you to join us in this endeavour, ensuring that Midleton College continues to provide an outstanding education for generations to come.

Ways of giving

News from Midleton College Foundation

Athletics News

Congrats to Kyle Kamdem who finished 5th in the Senior Boys 100m at the Irish Schools Track & Field Championships in Tullamore at the weekend.

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National Winners

Congratulations to Form 4 Gaeilge class who came 2nd place out of thousands of entries in the Seachtain na Gaelige national competition organised by Conradh

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Internal Athletics Final

Well done to all students who participated in our own athletics championships today held on our Ruby grounds in glorious sunshine. We had in the region

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