Our vision is that gifted and academically talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds reach their full potential and our mission is to empower VCE students to thrive through education and personal growth in a caring community.
We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed and is contributing to the Skyline Program in 2018-19 including those supporters and
in-kind donors for the time, the space, the services, goods and support. Every contribution is special and makes the world of difference to the ongoing strength of the program and to the lives and futures of the students supported by Skyline.
Late last year Campion Education showed another example of the publishing community’s generosity when the company took on the mighty feat, spreading the load across major publishers from multiple brands, of requesting in-kind donations of textbooks, and then collating them per student per school for distribution.
Pearson has been a steadfast supporter of the Skyline Program. For many years Pearson Education Australia provided free textbooks to students, helped collate booklists from their many publishing partners and has also hosted both social and education think tanks at their head office. This magnanimity from Pearson reflects strong corporate values that make a measurable difference to learner outcomes and we, at Skyline, cannot thank them enough.
Trinity College has been a long standing supporter of the Skyline Program. In the first instance the College and Skyline worked together on a mentoring program for Skyline students and from 2015 Trinity has been hosting our graduation ceremonies pro-bono, in the serene surroundings of the Old Warden’s Lodge. This year Skyline ran the Year 12 residential course with Trinity College including diverse content that featured intense personal and career development, but also provided opportunities for team building and allowed students a look into the reality of living on campus and university life. Over the past two years, two Skyline students have received residential scholarships and now live at Trinity College.
An extension of Oxford University and well known scholarly publisher of quality texts, we thank OUP for their ongoing support especially in providing Skyline students with free textbooks and also dictionaries on graduation.
The Geelong College have generously supported Skyline since 2018 by supplying bus transport for all Geelong region students to all Skyline workshops and residential programs in Melbourne. This partnership has ensured that logistical challenges with the Program have been eased meaning continued success of our Geelong region students.
Fallons Bus Service have played a pivotal role in ensuring our growth into the North East of Victoria is a successful one by providing transport for all Students to Skyline events, workshops and residential programs. Fallons ensure that our students from Mansfield, Yea and Alexandra are able to easily be transported to and from Melbourne and Geelong.
ANTHONY COSTA FOUNDATION
The name Costa is well known in the Geelong Region. Robert and Anthony were part of the family who has been synonymous with Geelong for over 118 years. In 2011 Robert & Anthony formed Costa Asset Management Pty Ltd. and at the same time founded a charitable foundation as a legacy to their forebears and an appreciation to the community in which they live.
In February 2017, after Anthony passed away very suddenly, and as testimony to Anthony’s pivotal role in the creation of what we know as “Costa”, and his own invaluable contribution to society and the lives of all those who knew him, the families resolved to named the foundation in his honour to continue his legacy in the same spirit in which he lived. The Anthony Costa Foundation was an inaugural donor to the creation of the Skyline Program- Geelong Pilot, and continues to be a significant donor to Skyline in this Region.
BANK OF MELBOURNE NEIGHBOURHOOD FUND
For the third year, Skyline was fortunate to receive a grant from the Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund. From 2017-19, the Fund has supported Skyline’s expansion in the South East region. This year supported all nine students from the region to complete their VCE with the support and guidance of the Skyline Program.
This grant was endorsed by the Keysborough Branch of the Bank of Melbourne to assist in supporting students in the region. It is thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Melbourne that Skyline has been able to expand the program in the region this year to bring on Dandenong High School and Western Port Secondary College as new partner schools and start a separate program in the region.
The Collier Charitable Fund is a perpetual charitable trust that was established in 1954 by Alice, Annette and Edith Collier, three Melbourne sisters, as a way to continue, in perpetuity, their lifelong practice of generous support of charities and of the disadvantaged. Skyline are grateful to receive a grant supporting a position in the Program for the 2019-2020 years.
THE EVA AND LES ERDI HUMANITARIAN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation has been established in order to provide philanthropic support for charitable events and organisations within Australia. Skyline is grateful to receive a grant supporting a place in the program for our 2019 intake.
EQUITY TRUSTEES/ THE BAKER FOUNDATION
The Baker Foundation is a leading supporter and has funded many students in the past. The Baker Foundation has again continued their support and have awarded Skyline a 2-year grant in 2019 towards program costs for 2019-2020.
GEELONG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Geelong Community Foundation, funded by locals for locals, has been supporting the people of the Geelong region and providing grants to organisations since 2001.
In the 17 years since the Geelong Community Foundation was established in the year 2000, it has been making a difference by facilitating giving and investing in people and solutions to strengthen communities across the Geelong region. Since inception, grants provided to the Geelong community now exceed $6.8 million.
Skyline is grateful to have received a grant of $10,000 from the Geelong Community Foundation in 2017 and $20,000 in 2018 helping us to lay the foundations for the expanded Skyline Program Geelong Pilot.
GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE - GEELONG
Give Where You Live announced $1.3 million in grants in 2019 with Skyline receiving support to fund multiple students within the Geelong region for 2020 and 2021.
The grants issued by Give Where You Live are to create a positive social change and address the growing imbalance of equity and equality exists across the Geelong region. The grants awarded focus on the three key pillars of the Give Where You Live Foundation's Theory of Change - education, employment and life crisis.
BRIAN & VIRGINIA MCNAMEE FOUNDATION
With the support of the Brian & Virginia McNamee Foundation, Skyline has been granted funding for 15 positions across the Program in 2019.
The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with young people aged 11 - 21 years in Victoria who are experiencing disadvantage. Newsboys, which turned 125 years old in 2018, again supported Skyline throughout 2017-2018 as part of a 2 year grant for two students through their Skyline journey. As of late 2018, Newsboys provided a further grant for 4 students over 2 years.
THE BRASHER FAMILY FOUNDATION, PERCY BAXTER CHARITABLE TRUST, PATRICIA MADIGAN CHARITABLE TRUST.
Skyline has been awarded 15 positions in the 2020 Program with thanks to The Brasher Family Foundation, Percy Baxter Charitable Trust and the Patricia Madigan Charitable Trust.
PIERCE ARMSTRONG FOUNDATION
The Pierce Armstrong Foundation seeks to positively impact and enhance the lives of Australians and will support those organisations that demonstrate that they can make meaningful and lasting contributions to our community.
Skyline is grateful to have received a grant for 2 positions in the 2019 Skyline Program
ANTHONY COSTA FOUNDATION
ASSOCIATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF VICTORIA (APS)
ARVANITIS PHILANTHROPY - PETER & ARETI ARVANITIS
BANK OF MELBOURNE NEIGHBOURHOOD FUND
BARBARA VAN ERNST
BONNICI FAMILY FOUNDATION - WENDY & PAUL BONNICI
BOOMAROO NURSERIES - ERIC & THEO JACOMETTI
CALLUM & PENELOPE BURNS
FEENSTRA FAMILY FOUNDATION
MITCHELL ASSET MANAGEMENT - JOHN & NELLIE MITCHELL
NORTH EAST CONSORTIUM
ANDREW EMBLING. RAY VAN SCHOONHOVEN, TONY & ANITA KEDDELL, GORDON & JANINE SIMPSON, MATTHEW & PAM COULSON, KEVIIN & DERYN BOOTE, PETER & JENNY FISHER, DION THEODOSSI, JOHN ADAMS & ROS RITCHIE, KEN MACKENZIE, HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS
ONE HALF AUSTRALIA - GEORGE KARAGIANNAKIS
ORLOFF FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
PERPETUAL TRUSTEES - THE BRASHER FAMILY
ROBIN CAMPBELL FAMILY FOUNDATION
ROSEY KIDS FOUNDATION
SOUTHERN DENTAL SPECIALISTS - SIMON WYLIE & KURIEN MAMOOTIL
TINA & MICHAEL REDDROP
TOTAL LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS - DOUG PAINTER & GEORGE KARAGIANNAKIS
VAWDREY AUSTRALIA - PAUL VAWDREY
VICTOR SMORGON CHARITABLE FUND
AIS INSURANCE- DOUG ALLEN
AUSTRALIAN LINEHAUL SERVICES - STEVE MANGIN
D R & M R WATSON BEQUEST
DR ELIZABETH HARTNELL-YOUNG
GEOFF & LYN CULLEN
HERITAGE CARE - TONY & STACEY ANTONOPOULOS
JLS EXPRESS - JASON MCHENRY
JOANNA AND GEOFF BAINBRIDGE
LINFOX AVALON AIRPORT
PARTHENON MARBLE PTY LTD - PANO & EFFIE MARGARITIS
TOTAL MORTGAGE & LENDING SOLUTIONS - PHIL & KAREN BOYLE
VIVA ENERGY REFINING
ANGCAR PTY LTD- FONI STRINTZOS
ANNETTA CONSOLIDATED PTY LTD- JOHN & ANGELA ARVANITIS
CAMERON & ALICIA RENNIE
IAN & JACQUI PHILLIPS
JODIE & MARK HOLCKNER
KATE & DOUG ALLEN
KAVELLARIS URBAN DESIGN
KEN & CAROL KLOOGER FAMILY FOUNDATION
PROFESSOR KWONG LEE DOW
LUKE BRADY & DEB WEBB
MOKA FOODS- COSTA & CHRISTINA SARIS
NOMIKOUDIS ASSOCIATES- JOHN & CHRISTINE NOMIKOUDIS
ORLOFF FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
PAUL & IRENE ZAPARAS
PAUL & ANNA GORRELL
PETER & HELEN PAGONIS
DR PETER HOLLINGWORTH
PTR CONSULTING- PETER COLE
RUVANI & BERNARD DE SILVA
SARAH GORMAN & ANTHONY WILMOTT
SAVVAS NUT IMPORTS- SAM VAVASIS
SUPERMARKETING - MINA VETOS
TRAVIS WALTON PTY LTD