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The Hunter TAFE Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organisation working with Hunter business, education and community leaders committed to supporting education and training at TAFE NSW by helping students achieve their goals. 
Established in 2000, the Foundation provides financial support to TAFE NSW students in the Hunter and Central Coast who are experiencing either personal or financial hardship to assist them in completing their studies. 
In the 2016 financial year, the Hunter TAFE Foundation presented over $140,000 in awards and scholarships providing support and encouragement to students in the completion of their studies.

Our Donors

We would like to thank our donors who have generously contributed over the years and have enabled the Foundation to support so many students. The Hunter TAFE Foundation recognises contributions by Donors to Dedicated Funds as accumulated donations. 
Ruby – recognises Donors who have generously donated up to $5,000
Community Services Connected Pathways Scholarships – donated by the Hunter Homeless Connect Committee
FACS Youth Scholarship – donated by Family and Community Services
Fashion Achievement Awards – donated by Lions Club of Adamstown
MEMMES Scholarships – donated by Mining, Electrical and Mining Mechanical Engineering Society
Mick Young Scholarships – donated by TAFE Directors Australia Foundation
Moreen Edith Fashion Scholarship – donated by Darren Hope
Newcastle Film Society Scholarships – donated by Newcastle Film Society
PKF Student Prize – donated by PKF
RISE Program – donated by Jill Albrecht
Sapphire - recognises Donors who have generously donated between $5,001 and $15,000
Anthony Carter Memorial Encouragement Award – donated by Ted and Christine Carter and supported by Kloster Ford
Delta Electricity Scholarship – donated by Delta Electricity
Josh Woolfson Memorial Encouragement Award – donated by Liz Woolfson
Reg Russom Memorial Drawing Prize – donated by the Reg Russom Trust and supported by Eckersley’s Art and Craft
Sonia Walkom Memorial Scholarship – donated by Walkom Real Estate
Trevor Drayton Scholarships – donated by the Trevor Drayton Scholarship Committee
Emerald - recognises Donors who have generously donated between $15,001 and $50,000
Bean Counters Scholarships – donated by Bean Counters Ball Committee
Carol Duval Memorial Award for Painting – donated by Valerie Duval
Ford Scholarship – donated by Helen and Chris Ford
HunterNet Encouragement Awards – donated by HunterNet Group Training
Indigenous Awards – donated by the Hunter Consultative Committee
Newcastle Lord Mayor’s Art Scholarships and Encouragement Awards – donated by the Newcastle City Council Earthquake Relief Fund
Hunter TAFE Foundation Encouragement Awards - supported by the Newcastle Permanent Building Society
Smit Lamnalco Scholarship – donated by Smit Lamnalco (formerly PB Towage)
Start Up Scholarships – donated by Student Association
Steve Hornery Award – donated by TAFE NSW WorldSkills
Together Today Award – donated by Together Today Cooperative
Opal - recognises Donors who have generously donated between $50,001 and $100,000
Brett Graham Scholarship – donated by Hunter Culinary Association and TAFE NSW
Crowne Plaza Scholarships – donated by Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and Crowne Plaza Terrigal
HMA Board TAFE Scholarships – donated by HMA Board
Diamond - recognises Donors who have generously donated over $100,000
Barker Maritime Scholarship – donated by Don Barker and Annette Lynch
Kaiyu Awards – donated by Kaiyu Enterprises
Neville Sawyer Business Scholarship – donated by Neville Sawyer
TAFE NSW Ambassador Prizes – donated by TAFE NSW

How can I donate?

​The Hunter TAFE Foundation accepts donations from individuals, organisations and community groups who share the vision of the Foundation, that is to support and encourage students studying in the vocational sector in the Hunter and Central Coast regions. 
Interested in establishing an Award or Scholarship?
We understand that some Donors may wish to establish an Award or Scholarship that aligns with their field of expertise or a specific career area. The Hunter TAFE Foundation considers this type of donation as a Dedicated Fund; a fund only to be used for the purpose as instructed by the Donor. For more information on how Donors are recognised please download the Invitation to Become a Donor. All contributions made through a donation to the Hunter TAFE Foundation to further or advance education at TAFE NSW in the Hunter and Central Coast are fully tax deductible. 
Are you an Employee of TAFE NSW and wanting to donate?
Employees of TAFE NSW are invited to donate to the Hunter TAFE Foundation via the Employee Contribution program, whereby employees can donate fortnightly via the payroll system. If you are an employee and wish to find out more please contact the Foundation Relationship Coordinator. 
Want to pledge an annual donation?
Become a Friend of the Foundation, and pledge your support to the Hunter TAFE Foundation via an annual (and hopefully recurrent) donation. Monies donated via this fundraising program will held by the Foundation for the distribution of encouragement awards and study assistance scholarships. Find out more.