The Principal’s Gala Dinner – on sale now

The 2023 Principal’s Gala Dinner will be held at the stunning Doltone House, Darling Island venue on Saturday 27 May.

Organised by our dedicated Parents and Friends Association, this event is a highlight in The McDonald College calendar and the College’s major fundraiser.

All profits made from this year’s dinner will go towards upgrading the College canteen facilities to create a space that fosters connection and creates a sense of calm and belonging for all students.

You can assist in our fundraising efforts by purchasing tickets or getting some friends together to make a table at The Principal’s Gala Dinner.

Join us for a fabulous evening of great company, amazing food and excellent entertainment, while also supporting The McDonald College and its students.

Seeking auction items and prizes

We are calling on the generosity of The McDonald College community to help us source suitable items to be used as auction or raffle prizes. Perhaps you own a business or work for an organisation that offers a product or service with high appeal, or you have a friend or relative willing to donate or sponsor the event.

  • Examples of donations include, but are not limited to:
  • Artwork
  • Book bundles
  • Box seats at sporting games
  • Cooking classes
  • Event hair & makeup session
  • Fine dining experiences
  • Fitness packages
  • Gold-class movie tickets
  • High-quality jewellery
  • Holidays / hotel stays
  • Luxury item hampers
  • Outdoor adventures (eg, dolphin cruises, season ski passes)
  • Photography packages
  • Rare wines
  • Signed memorabilia or instruments
  • Spa treatment vouchers
  • Studio and recording sessions
  • Stylist session
  • Tech toys
  • Theatre subscriptions
  • Tickets to concerts or shows


All donors will receive recognition for their contributions in our event program, with major sponsors showcased on the evening of the event.

If you can assist, please email us.

Thank you to our current donors

We are grateful to each and every one of our donors. Your contribution to the 2023 Principal’s Gala Dinner is vital to our fundraising efforts. We cannot succeed without the generosity of supporters like you.