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What is SchoolAid?

We Empower Young Philanthropists

SchoolAid’s purpose is to empower young philanthropists by providing in-school support and a crowdfunding platform to enable young people to raise money for charitable causes.

Since SchoolAid’s establishment in 1999, over 6500 schools have participated in more than 75 campaigns, raising some $5.5 million for charitable causes, both internationally and in Australia.

SchoolAid Trust is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

SchoolAid’s patron is His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor-General of Australia.

SchoolAid exists to combat a known loss of hope and optimism in our young people which results in anxiety, depression and the increasing incidence of youth suicide. We do this by building awareness and opportunities for young people to engage in and benefit from the experience of giving to others.

How do we do that?

SchoolAid aims to develop and implement a strategic approach to build awareness of philanthropy for young people. We are establishing a national movement of young philanthropists who connect with and support each other, as they work to make their world a better place for all.

We focus on five key activities:

  • Crowdfunding

  • School Action Teams (SAT)

  • Social Action Team Network Teams (SATNs)

  • National Awards Program

  • National Campaigns

Who is doing it?

The SchoolAid Board is made up of people from business, education and community, all of whom are committed to encouraging philanthropy in our young people.  

 
The 2019 SchoolAid Board of Directors in Sydney for the Annual General Meeting, hosted by Chairman Warren Bingham at his home overlooking the harbour.  L to R (back row): Liv Pennie (Chair, Marcomms Committee), Dennis Yarrington (Chair, EYP Committee), Simon Chhoeu (Finance Director & Chair Partnerships Committee), Peter Graf, Stephanie McNamee (The Observership Program), Josh Clements, Julia Phipps (The Observership Program).  L to R (front row): Narelle Barker (KATs Program Director), Sean Gordon OAM (Founder and CEO), Warren Bingham (Chairman).  Absent: Marc Baddams

The 2019 SchoolAid Board of Directors in Sydney for the Annual General Meeting, hosted by Chairman Warren Bingham at his home overlooking the harbour.

L to R (back row): Liv Pennie (Chair, Marcomms Committee), Dennis Yarrington (Chair, EYP Committee), Simon Chhoeu (Finance Director & Chair Partnerships Committee), Peter Graf, Stephanie McNamee (The Observership Program), Josh Clements, Julia Phipps (The Observership Program).

L to R (front row): Narelle Barker (KATs Program Director), Sean Gordon OAM (Founder and CEO), Warren Bingham (Chairman).

Absent: Marc Baddams