We acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed and is contributing to the Skyline Program 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 Skyline Students and Alumni.

Program Partnership

Mecca M-Power

Skyline is proud to be in partnership with MECCA M-Power, a philanthropic initiative from our favourite beauty retailer MECCA aimed at achieving equality through the education and mentoring of women and girls. Working alongside Skyline, MECCA M-Power will support gifted and academically talented female Skyline students. The assistance will enable talented young women to complete the final two years of their secondary education, which as we all know is vital. Learn more about MECCA and M-Power at mecca.com.au/mecca-m-power.html

Education Partners

Each year Skyline works with a range of education partners that provide either in-kind goods and services and/ or have a business relationship with Skyline, and are paid.

Campion Education

Campion Education is yet another example of the publishing community’s generosity - spreading the load across major publishers with in-kind donations of textbooks and stationery and then collating per student per school for distribution. Our thanks to our wonderful partners here including:
Cambridge University Press
Cengage Publishing
Jacaranda
Oxford University Press
Pearson Education Australia
Acco Brands Australia

Pearson

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

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. Since 2018 a number of Skyline students have received residential scholarships and now live at Trinity College.

Oxford University Press

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.

Transportation Partners

Throughout 2019 Skyline has been supported with the provision of transport services generously supported by The Geelong College and Fallons Bus Service.

The Geelong College

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

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.

2019-2020 Grants

Each year Skyline applies for grants that when successful enable us to continue to deliver the Skyline Program. The following grants were awarded to Skyline for one or two years and cover the period encompassing the 2019 and 2020 year.

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 Foundation

For the third year, Skyline was fortunate to receive a grant from the Bank of Melbourne Foundation. 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.

Collier Charitable Fund

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.

Erdi foundation

The Erdi 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.

the marian and eh flack trust

An independent philanthropic trust constituted in 1935 under the Will of the late Edwin Harold Flack who was the Senior Partner of Flack & Flack Charted Accountants, in Australia, which later became Price Waterhouse, and in 1998 after a merger, became known as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Since 1935 this generous Trust have made annual grants to a variety of charitable institutions and diverse causes that seek to benefit and improve a broad range of philanthropic causes throughout Australia. Skyline is delighted to be a recipient in support of enabling VCE students to participate in our transformational Skyline Program.

THE FLORA AND FRANK LEITH CHARITABLE TRUST

The will of Frank Leith provided for income to be applied within Victoria in perpetuity for public charitable purposes but with particular emphasis on assistance to children in poverty including their accomodation, advancement in life, and education within the geographical area of the Diocese of Melbourne, including the Anglican Welfare services. The Flora and Frank Leith Charitable Trust has provided support for school uniforms for our students.

gandel philanthropy

Gandel Philanthropy is one of Australia’s largest independent family philanthropic funds. It has been the vehicle for charitable giving by the extended Gandel family since its formation as The Gandel Charitable Foundation in 1978. John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel AC are actively engaged in the philanthropic work and are universally recognised for their generosity and committment to both Jewish and general causes. Through Gandel Philanthropy, over the years they have channelled over $100 million dollars towards various charitable causes. Gandel Philanthropy generously matched funds raised for Skylin by the APS private schools in 2019.

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.

igniting change

Igniting Change is a purposefully small organisation that is passionate about sparking big, positive change with people doing it tough in our communities. Skyline is grateful for their support for student positions in the North-East of Victoria.

mutual trust - 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

newsboy foundation

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.

PERPETUAL TRUSTEES - King and McMillan Foundation, Rowe Family Foundation, Boncal Family Foundation, BRASHER FAMILY FOUNDATION, PATRICIA MADIGAN AND PERCY BAXTER CHARITABLE TRUST

Skyline has been given support for fifteen positions in the Program with thanks to Perpetual Trustees through the King and McMillan Foundation, Rowe Family Foundation, Boncal Family Foundation, The Brasher Family Foundation, Patricia Madigan Charitable Trust and also the Percy Baxter Charitable Trust further to the work of Mr John Percy Hamilton Baxter OBE (188 -1954), an inspirational leader in the Geelong region where he lived with his family from the 1850s to the 1940s.

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.

Significant Donors

Without the ongoing support and wonderful assistance of our donors, we couldn't continue to help students to change their lives. We would like to especially thank the following significant donors.

  • ALLISON GIBSON
  • ANTHONY COSTA FOUNDATION
  • ARVANITIS PHILANTHROPY – PETER & ARETI ARVANITIS
  • ASSOCIATED PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF VICTORIA (APS)
  • BAKER FOUNDATION
  • BANK OF MELBOURNE FOUNDATION
  • BONNICI FAMILY FOUNDATION – WENDY & PAUL BONNICI
  • BOOMAROO NURSERIES – ERIC & THEO JACOMETTI
  • CALLUM & PENELOPE BURNS
  • CLAIRE WHITBREAD
  • COLLIER CHARITABLE FUND
  • COMMUNITY SECTOR BANKING
  • EQUITY TRUSTEES – BAKER FOUNDATION
  • ERDI FOUNDATION
  • FLORA AND FRANK LEITH CHARITABLE TRUST
  • GANDEL PHILANTHROPY
  • GEELONG COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE – GEELONG
  • GREENCAP PTY LTD
  • HEDGER CONSTRUCTIONS
  • KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY
  • MECCA BRANDS
  • MUTUAL TRUST – THE BRIAN AND VIRGINIA MCNAMEE FOUNDATION
  • NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION
  • PERPETUAL TRUSTEES – THE BRASHER FAMILY
  • PERPETUAL TRUSTEES – PATRICIA MADIGAN CHARITABLE TRUST
  • PERPETUAL TRUSTEES – PERCY BAXTER CHARITABLE TRUST
  • ROBIN CAMPBELL FAMILY FOUNDATION
  • SKYLINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AUSTRALIA – ALUMNI
  • SOUTHERN DENTAL SPECIALISTS – SIMON & JANE WYLIE & KURIEN & LUCY MAMOOTIL
  • THE MARIAN AND EH FLACK TRUST
  • TINA & MICHAEL REDDROP
  • UBS AUSTRALIA FOUNDATION
  • UBS INVESTMENT BANK & TEAM
  • VICTOR SMORGON CHARITABLE FUND

Major Donors

Without the ongoing support and wonderful assistance of our donors, we couldn't continue to help students to change their lives. We would like to especially thank the following significant donors.

  • AIS INSURANCE- DOUG ALLEN
  • ALISTAIR MYTTON
  • DOUG ALLEN
  • D R & M R WATSON
  • DR ELIZABETH HARTNELL-YOUNG
  • FRANK COSTA
  • GEOFF & LYN CULLEN
  • IGNITING CHANGE
  • JAMES & KIRSTEN ORLOFF
  • JENNIFER GALVIN-ROWLEY
  • MCDONALD FAMILY
  • ORLOFF FAMILY CHARITABLE TRUST
  • VIVA ENERGY REFINING

Key Donors

Without the ongoing support and wonderful assistance of our donors, we couldn't continue to help students to change their lives. We would like to especially thank the following significant donors.

  • ANDREW EMBLING
  • ANNE STONIER
  • DION THEODOSSI
  • DR PETER HOLLINGWORTH
  • FRANK COSTA
  • GORDON & JANINE SIMPSON
  • IAN & JACQUI PHILLIPS
  • JANE SYDENHAM-CLARKE
  • JOHN ADAMS & ROS RITCHIE
  • JULIE MCKENNA
  • KATRINA REYNEN
  • KELVIN & CHLOE BARRY
  • KEN MACKENZIE & FAMILY
  • KEVIN & DERRYN BOOTE
  • KWONG LEE DOW
  • LUKE BRADY & DEB WEBB
  • MARK HOOPER
  • MATTHEW & PAM COULSON
  • NELSON ALEXANDER
  • PETER & JENNY FISHER
  • RAY VAN SCHOONHOVEN
  • SAVVAS NUT IMPORTS- SAM VAVASIS
  • STEVE ROBERTS
  • SUE CAIRNS
  • TOBIN BROTHERS FOUNDATION
  • TONY & ANITA KEDDELL
  • TOTAL MORTGAGE & LENDING SOLUTIONS
  • TRAVIS WALTON PTY LTD
  • VICKI MCCONCHIE

Donors

We would like to acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed and is contributing to the Skyline Program in 2019-2020 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.
  • ACER
  • Adam Keyte
  • Adam McConchie
  • AIS Insurance
  • Alistair Mytton
  • Alice Nuttall
  • Alicia Rennie
  • Allens
  • Allison Gibson
  • Aged Services Victoria
  • Andrew Cairns
  • Andrew Embling
  • Andrew McCann
  • Andrew Nowicki
  • Andrew Vasarelli
  • Angcar Pty Ltd
  • Anne Stonier
  • Annetta Consolidated
  • Anonymous
  • Anthony Costa Foundation
  • Anthony McConchie
  • Associated Public Schools Of Victoria
  • Arvanitis Philanthropy
  • Australian Ballet
  • Australian Grand Prix Corporation
  • Australian Linehaul Services
  • Australian Unity
  • Baker Foundation
  • Baie Wines
  • Bank of Melbourne Neighbourhood Fund
  • Barbara Brodbeck
  • Barry Jackson
  • Barwon Water
  • Bennelong Foundation
  • Bill Handolias & Matina Kavounaris
  • Billy & Rosalba Kavellaris
  • Blondie Bar
  • Boatrocker Brewing Co.
  • Bonnici Family Foundation
  • Boomaroo Nurseries
  • Bosch Australia
  • Brasher Family
  • Brendan Keyte
  • Brett May – The Shared Table
  • Bryan Wishart
  • Bruce Parncutt
  • Buxton Contemporary
  • Callum & Penelope Burns
  • Cameron March
  • Cameron Rennie
  • Campion Education
  • Catherine Burton
  • CEAV
  • Chefs Ink
  • Cherrie Miriklis-Pavlou
  • Chris & Mel Apostolatos
  • Chris Ryan
  • Claire Whitbread
  • Coco Swansson
  • Collective Social Intelligence
  • Collier Charitable Fund
  • Con & Christina Saris
  • CVS Lane
  • D R & M R Watson Family Charitable Bequest
  • Damian Degenhardt
  • David McDonald Builders Pty Ltd
  • Deakin University
  • Debra Begg
  • Deb Webb
  • Dion Theodossi
  • Don & Janet McDonald
  • Doug Allen
  • Doug Painter
  • Effective Freight Management
  • Eileen Nguyen
  • Ellen C. Blunden
  • Elina Wilson
  • (Dr.) Elizabeth Hartnell-Young
  • Ella Stimpson
  • Emzingo
  • Equity Trustees
  • Erdi Foundation
  • Eric & Theo Jacometti
  • Erin Pawle
  • Evans & Partners
  • Experience Central Fastrack V8 Race
  • Fallons Bus Services
  • Fiona Mead
  • The Marian & EH Flack Trust
  • Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust
  • Flowers Vasette
  • Foni & Vicky Strintzos
  • FORS Pty Ltd
  • Fotios Spiridonos
  • Frank Costa
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Gary Freeman
  • Gary Rowley
  • Geelong College
  • Geelong Community Foundation
  • Geelong Gallery
  • Geoff & Lyn Cullen
  • George Karagiannakis
  • George Karagiannakis & Family
  • Georgina Banks
  • Gerry & Jackie Apostolatos
  • Glenn Dickins
  • Glolight
  • Gordon & Janine Simpson
  • Gunnersen Pty Ltd
  • Guy Russo & Deanne Bevan
  • Hacker Exchange
  • Hedger Constructions
  • Heritage Care
  • Ian & Jacqui Phillips
  • Image Box Group
  • J & B Jackson Foundation
  • Jade Hutchins
  • James & Kirsten Orloff
  • Jackson Advisory – Nicholas Jackson
  • Jane Sydenham-Clarke
  • Jason McHenry
  • Jasmin Isobe
  • (Prof.) Jeffrey Jones
  • Jeanette Cheah
  • Jennifer Galvin-Rowley
  • Jim Taras
  • JLS Express
  • Joanna and Geoff Bainbridge
  • Jodie and Mark Holckner
  • John & Angela Arvanitis
  • John & Christine Nomikoudis
  • John & Nellie Mitchell
  • John Adams & Ros Ritchie
  • John McClure
  • John Saunders
  • Julie Hyne
  • Julie McKenna
  • Justine May
  • K & K Industries
  • Kaos Pilot
  • Kate & Doug Allen
  • Katrina Reynen
  • Kavellaris Urban Design Pty.Ltd
  • Ken & Carol Klooger Family Foundation
  • Ken McKenzie
  • Kevin & Deryn Boote
  • Kincrome Australia
  • Konrad Bohleke
  • Krystyna Campbell-Pretty
  • Kwong Lee Dow
  • Kurien Mamootil & Lucy Allen
  • Lambros & Martine Sioros
  • Lee Centra
  • Linfox Avalon Airport
  • Louise Sidgreaves
  • Luke Brady
  • Makybe Racing
  • Margie Warrell
  • Margot Nuske
  • Marina Schnaider
  • Mark Hooper
  • Mark Sarau
  • Marmalade Melbourne
  • Mary-Anne Waldren
  • Matthew & Pam Coulson
  • ME Bank
  • MECCA Cosmetica
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Melbourne Racing Club Foundation
  • Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
  • Mim Bartlett Consulting
  • Mina & Harry Vetos
  • Mitchell Asset Management
  • Moka Foods
  • Nassier Al Obedy
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Newsboys Foundation
  • Nick & Mac Antipas
  • Nick Gordon
  • Nomikoudis & Associates
  • Officeworks Camberwell
  • One Half Australia
  • Orloff Family Charitable Trust
  • Ozdare Pty Ltd
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pablo & Kate Fernandez
  • Parthenon Marble Pty Ltd
  • Paul & Irene Zaparas
  • Paul Vawdrey
  • Pearson Education Australia
  • Perpetual Trustees
  • Peter & Areti Arvanitis
  • Peter Brock Foundation
  • Peter Cole
  • Peter & Helen Pagonis
  • Peter & Jenny Fisher
  • (Dr.) Peter Hollingworth
  • Peter Woodruff
  • Peter Woodward
  • Phantom Electrical
  • Phil & Karen Boyle
  • Pleasure Cruising Club Docklands
  • Prahran Grocer
  • PTR Consulting
  • Ramon Marmolejos
  • Ray Van Schoonhoven
  • Redstone
  • Richard Crooke
  • Richard Dent
  • Robert Armstrong
  • Robin Campbell Family Foundation
  • Ron Burgoine
  • Rosey Kids Foundation
  • Ruvani & Bernard de Silva
  • Salt Insights Pty Ltd
  • Sam & Sue Vavasis
  • Samantha Roach
  • Sarah Gorman & Anthony Wilmott
  • Savvas Nut Imports
  • SenateSHJ – Angela Scaffidi
  • Script Bar & Bistro
  • Sidgreaves & Co.
  • Simon & Jane Wylie
  • Social Garden
  • Southern Dental Specialists
  • Stage One Productions
  • Stephen & Karen Beaumont
  • Steve Mangin
  • Stonier Wines
  • Sue Cairns
  • Supermarketing
  • Taussig Cherrie Fildes
  • Thley Nguyen
  • The Elgin Inn Hotel
  • The Farm, Yarra Valley – Phil Munday
  • The Public Brewery
  • The Shared Table (Brett May)
  • The Windsor Hotel
  • Tina & Michael Reddrop
  • Tony & Anita Keddell
  • Tony & Stacey Antonopoulos
  • Tony Santic
  • Total Logistic Solutions
  • Total Mortgage & Lending Solutions
  • Travis Walton Pty Ltd
  • Trinity College
  • Vawdrey Australia
  • Vicki McConchie
  • Victor Smorgon Charitable Fund
  • Wendy & Paul Bonnici
  • Yarra Yarra Golf Club

Skyline Thanks All our Donors for their support