HSC were excited to publicly launch the High School for Coburg Civic Fund at the Civic Reception.
The fund is based on the 1961 Coburg Civic Fund which gathered donations from individuals and businesses for the building of the Coburg Olympic Pool. It builds on Coburg's proud history of generosity but also a history of strong advocacy for local education.
HSC began this project in late 2010 gathering pledges which would be payable to the new school if/when we got one! We quickly reached a total near $20,000 -however $10,000 of that was from Equiset Grollo who are no longer partners in the Coburg Initiative. Since then our energy was diverted to other campaign tasks, however now that there is an actual school to donate to we decided to publicly launch the HSC Civic Fund.
Our plan is for pledges to be converted to donations once the 7-12 school entity has a school council. The usual vehicle for such donations is called a library fund. Pledges of $1,000 and over will earn the opportunity to use the Proud Supporter Seal in their promotion.
The High School for Coburg Civic Fund has several purposes:
- showing community support for the school
- raising the sense of community ownership and therefore potential community partnerships with the school.
- raising the profile/ marketing the 7-12 school to help grow the first intake in 2015
- actual monetary benefit to the school.
- shows that HSC are committed to following through and helping build the school.
Pledges over $1,000 earn the opportunity to use a Civic Fund "proud supporter" seal in their advertising.
If you would like to make a pledge please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook message or post (contact details and link to facebook on the website)and we will record your name on the list!
PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CIVIC FUND (so far)
- John Parisi, Partner, My Chemist / Chemist Warehouse Coburg and
- Ahmed Haouchar, Owner, Al Alamy International Coffee and Nuts: $2.000
- Barry Plant, Coburg: $2.000
- High School for Coburg working group, $1,000
- Arabic Social Services: $200
- Axilleon Caffe Cake Shop: $100
- Sarah Sanders and family, West Coburg Primary: $100
- Little Dear Tracks Cafe: $100
- Elli's Deli: $100
- John Macneil, Attended Coburg High 1939-1943: $100
- Haas and Gray Indigenous Horticulture, $100