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The Members of Foundation

We appreciate the support of all our members

Our Foundation Members

Membership of the Mount Scopus College Foundation is determined by one’s level of financial support.
Donations are cumulative and enable progression through the levels.
Gifts may be may be pledged over a few years.
For example, a donor can become a Member by committing $5,000 per year for five years.
Those who donate $250,000 or more receive the Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award for Commitment to Jewish Education.

    

  • Life Trustees
  • Trustees
  • Founders
  • Benefactors
  • Fellows
  • Members
  • Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award
  • Corporate Supporters

Life Trustees

  • Helen and Maurice Alter Family
  • Baron and Tashi Families
  • Eva and Marc Besen Family
  • Fink Karp Ivany Family
  • Gandel Family
  • Rosie and Solomon Lew Family
  • Helen and Bori Liberman Family
  • Narodowski Family
  • Pratt Family
  • Gita and George Smorgon Family
  • Loti and Victor Smorgon Family
  • Anonymous
  • ANZ Bank

 

Trustees

  • Lyndi and Rodney Adler
  • Bassat Family
  • Paula and Jack Hansky Family
  • Sonia and Don Marejn in memory of the Marejn and Szmukler Families
  • Smorgon Family
  • Mira and George Szalmuk Family
  • The Slezak Trusts
  • Werdiger Family

Founders

  • Birch Family
  • Lauren and Bruce Fink
  • Nicole and Silviu Itescu
  • Goldman Sachs JBWere
  • Stera and Joseph Gutnick
  • Issy and Tom Jacob
  • Suzanne and Michael Karp
  • Dinah and Henry Krongold and Family
  • Janette and Henry Lanzer
  • Liberman Family
  • Lustig and Moar Family
  • Miri and Moshe Meydan
  • Dina and Mark Munzer
  • Pomeroy Family
  • Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
  • Small Family
  • Susie and Eric Stock Family

 

Benefactors

  • Anonymous
  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Baker Family
  • Benkel Hoppe Family
  • Eugenia Blashki Family
  • Bloom Charitable Trust
  • Elaine Bloch-Jaffe
  • Julie and Joey Borensztajn
  • Gerda and Joseph Brender
  • Freda and George Castan
  • Susie and Ephraim Ehrmann
  • Diana and Zyga Elton
  • Sandra and William Fayman
  • Yvonne Fink
  • Kaye and Barry Fink
  • The Leo and Mina Fink Fund
  • Fraid and Fried Family
  • Eva and Tab Fried
  • Edward Gelbard
  • Sylvia Gelman AM MBE
  • Judy and Mark Gandur
  • Zita and Joe Gersh
  • Gold Family in memory of Saul Gold
  • Linda and David Goldberg
  • Goldschlager Family
  • Edith and Sol Greiman
  • Leonie and Morris Joel
  • Kave and Wagen Family
  • Sharon and Steven Klein in Memory of Sarah and Peter Komesaroff
  • Kras Family
  • Kras Payes Weinman Families
  • Ruth and Michael Kurc
  • Amanda and Gabby Leibovich
  • Jenny and Noel Levin
  • Lubansky Family
  • Michael Ludski and Teska Carson
  • Peterfreund and Moss Families
  • Ruth and Larry Picker
  • Lai and Nir Pizmony Family
  • Frances Prince and Steven Kolt
  • Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Foundation
  • Greg Rosshandler
  • Karen Stock-Schnall and Danny Schnall
  • Margaret and Andrew Schwartz
  • Shafir Family
  • David Smorgon Family
  • Helen and Alan Synman Family
  • Max and Zosia Sztarkman in memory of Steven Sztarkman
  • Weinman Family
  • Jill and Morry Wroby

Fellows

  • Anonymous
  • Berry Liberman and Danny Almagor
  • Bachrach Family
  • Baer Gutman Family in memory of Gunther Baer
  • Amanda Briskin and Andrew Rettig
  • Ann and Mark Bryce
  • Bursztyn Family
  • Carol and Michael Casper
  • Carol Casper and Lynn Trayer in memory of Betty and Maurice Akkerman
  • Eve Casper
  • Anna and Jack Chrapot Family
  • Chrapot Lewis Family
  • Mimi and David Cohen
  • Rochelle and Anthony Davis
  • Rosie Davis Family
  • Deloitte
  • Lisa and Simon De Winter
  • Yvonne and Ian Fayman
  • Elizabeth and Alan Finkel
  • Joske Frey Family
  • Fulop and Korn Families
  • Andy and Shane Gild
  • GMK Partners Pty Ltd
  • Goldin Chaitman Family
  • Vivien and Phil Green
  • Sue and Alex Hampel
  • Heine Family
  • Amy and Dion Hershan
  • Solly and Judy Joss Charitable Trust
  • Lisa and Richard Kennett
  • Kew Hebrew Congregation
  • Roxie and Eric King-Smith
  • David Kobritz Family
  • Eddie Kornhauser
  • Ziva and Shaya Kramer
  • Clara and Jack Lanzer
  • Lambert Family
  • Michele and Graham Lasky
  • Naomi and Isi Leibler
  • Sue and Phil Lewis
  • Majtlis Family
  • Lisa and Levi Mochkin
  • Kelly and Simon T Morris Family
  • Helen and David Moses
  • Debby and Harry Mrocki
  • Jill and Keith Nathan
  • Ruth and Sam Parasol OAM
  • Sandra and Ian Raizon
  • Susie Rockman
  • Rogers Charitable Foundation
  • Rita and William Rogers
  • Rose Partners
  • Rhonda and Michael Rothschild
  • Cheryl and Earle Sacher
  • Bettina and Andrew Schwartz
  • Marilyn and Jeff Simon
  • Ann and Arnold Singer
  • SJB Architects
  • Suzanne and Kevin Slomoi
  • Mila and Mordie Slonim
  • Jennifer and Tony Smorgon
  • Garry and Nitsa Stock and the Garry Stock Family
  • Sharon and Adrian Stone
  • Shirley and Theo Sweet
  • Leonie and Peter Szabo
  • Debbie and Stephen Szental
  • Idit and Rodney Teperman
  • Miriam and Frank Tisher
  • Sandra and Elliot Verblun
  • Caroline and Alan Wein

Members

  • Anonymous
  • Debra and Roger Adams
  • Michal and Avri Alfasi
  • Ashe Morgan Winthrop
  • Aussie Commerce Group
  • Mandi and Joe Azoulay
  • Baum Carrick Family in memory of Lionel Carrick
  • Karina and Jeremy Banky
  • Janine and Stephen Baum Family
  • Sian and Gary Berman
  • Miriam and Theodore Berman
  • Jenny and Nathan Better
  • Jeannine and Bennie Borenstein
  • Romy and Noah Borensztajn
  • Lisa and Michael Borowick
  • Lyn and Jack Borowski
  • Lisa and Andrew Breckler Family
  • Marion and Mick Brott
  • Rebecca and Michael Burd
  • Helen and Bernard Carp
  • Marlen and Leon Carp
  • Michelle and Andrew Casper
  • Louise and Russell Casper
  • Sally and David Casper
  • Lorraine Bloom and David and Michael Casper Family
  • Caulfield Hebrew Congregation
  • The Cher Family Foundation
  • Ilana and Philip Chester
  • Cohen Lipshut Family
  • Linda and Selwyn Cohen
  • Heather and Trevor Cohen
  • Leora and Alon Cohen
  • Godfrey Cohen Charitable Trust
  • Laura and Mark Davis
  • Melissa and Gavin Davis
  • Yvonne and Ian Davis
  • Kim and Peter De Winter
  • Jasmine and Robert Dindas
  • Romy and Gavin Donner
  • DS Capital
  • Lilian and David Efron
  • Eizenberg Zablud Family in memory of Leah and Les Eizenberg
  • Debbie and Norman Faifer
  • Barbara and Marvin Fayman
  • Raie and Joseph Feiglin
  • Beata and Vann Fisher
  • Janina Fleiszig and Alicia Mercer in memory of Maria and Aleksander Ranoschy
  • Harry Flicker
  • Miriam and Tom Foulkes
  • Jenny and John Fox
  • Shirley and Sol Freedman
  • Esther and David Frenkiel
  • Jakob Friedmann
  • Barbara and Mark Frydenberg
  • Ruth and Gary Frydman
  • Sylvia and Danny Gluck
  • Rachel and Alan Goldberg
  • Sharona and Alexander Goodman
  • Grant Thornton
  • Louise Green
  • Miriam and Henry Greenfield
  • Gross Waddell
  • Judy and Jack Gutman
  • Tanya and Leonard Hamersfeld
  • Renay and Danny Hammerschlag
  • Joanne and Mark Hansky
  • Fella and Richard Harbig
  • Susan and Bruce Harrison
  • Shelley Smulevich and Bill Hatzis

Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award

  • Anonymous
  • Lyndi and Rodney Adler
  • Helen and Maurice Alter Family
  • ANZ
  • Baron Family
  • Bassat Family
  • Eva and Marc Besen Family
  • Birch Family
  • Lauren and Bruce Fink
  • Fink Karp Ivany Family
  • Gandel Family
  • Goldman Sachs JBWere
  • Stera and Joseph Gutnick
  • Paula and Jack Hansky Family
  • Nicole and Silviu Itescu
  • Issy and Tom Jacob
  • Suzanne and Michael Karp
  • Dinah and Henry Krongold Family
  • Janette and Henry Lanzer
  • Rosie and Solomon Lew Family
  • Helen and Bori Liberman Family
  • Lee Liberman Family
  • Lustig and Moar Family
  • Sonia and Don Marejn
  • Dina and Mark Munzer Family
  • Narodowski Family
  • Pomeroy Family
  • Pratt Family
  • Roslyn and Richard Rogers Family
  • Small Family
  • Gita and George Smorgon Family
  • Loti and Victor Smorgon
  • Smorgon Family
  • Susie and Eric Stock Family
  • Mira and George Szalmuk Family
  • The Slezak Trusts
  • Sylvia and Roy Tashi
  • Werdiger Family
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To honour Yvonne and Leon Fink’s longstanding and dedicated involvement, supporters who reach the $250,000 level receive the prestigious Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award for Commitment to Jewish Education.
We sincerely thank all the recipients of the Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award for Commitment to Jewish Education, which was created to recognise our supporters as they reach Founder level.

Photo of inaugural awardees with Yvonne Fink March 1997

Corporate Supporters

Life Trustee

ANZ

Founder

Goldman Sachs JB Were

Benefactors

Arnold Bloch Leibler

Teska Carson

Fellows

Deloitte

Rose Partners

Members

DS Capital

Grant Thornton

Gross Waddell

Kliger Wood

Lowe Lippmann

Lux Group

 

We Gratefully Acknowledge our Corporate Supporters

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Member Highlight

Miri and Moshe Meydan

In 1982, Miri and Moshe with their two young children, Yaniv and Eido, emigrated from Israel.

One of the most important considerations in making this life-changing decision was to ensure their children would grow up in a community that supported Israel, respected their Jewish heritage and provided a quality education. For this transition they believed Mount Scopus College was the obvious school of choice for their children and this provided a sense of comfort as their new journey began.

Fast forward over thirty years and now Miri and Moshe have two grandchildren, Eli and Noah, at Mount Scopus. Like the generation before, selecting Mount Scopus was an obvious choice for their parents who share the same common values and principles of their parents and so many others.

Miri and Moshe and their family strongly believe in supporting Scopus so that it may continue to provide a remarkable educational, cultural and community experience – not only for the next generation of their own family, but for other families in less fortunate situations. This has become an important priority for their family.

They say “supporting the Foundation is the ideal way of making quality education a reality in the long term for many generations to come”.

We warmly thank them for appreciating the value of Scopus for our community. We welcome them to the level of Founder and look forward to dedicating the Miri and Moshe Meydan Family Plaza in honour of their generosity.

meydan

Member Highlight

Pomeroy Family

The Pomeroy /Mount Scopus connection is now over 55 years old, beginning when Dug Pomeroy was enrolled in 1961 to graduate in 1969.

The connection was reinforced with Dug and Jill Pomeroy’s children, Lisa OC ‘95 and Mark OC’ 98, attending the school. Mark, with Clare, now continues the tradition with the third generation of Pomeroys - Zac is in upper kinder and Toby will start in 2018.

It may appear that tradition is the motivating force behind the long association with the school, however it is much more than that.

They believe that the College provides a broad and excellent education with solid social values as well as an overall grounding in Jewish heritage. As a family they have most willingly supported and been involved with the Foundation from its inception, knowing that annually the Foundation responsibly provides assistance to children who otherwise could not afford to receive a Scopus education and funds numerous building programs that the School undertakes in order to keep up with the latest standards in educational facilities.

Dug believes the Foundation, in many ways, is the ‘Fountain of Youth’ for the school and says their family is proud to be associated with it.

We thank the Pomeroy Family for their longstanding and ongoing commitment and celebrate their support at Founder level and as recipients of the Yvonne and Leon Fink Memorial Award for Commitment to Jewish Education.

Pomeroy

Member Highlight

Eugenia Blashki Family

Bonnie and Adrian Blashki

Adrian OC’70 and Bonnie enjoy looking both backwards and forwards at their Scopus connections.

Adrian’s parents, the late Eugenia and Arnold Blashki MBE, came from long established Australian Jewish families. They were very much involved in the earlier days of Scopus with Eugenia, especially, being a powerful force. They quickly became Foundation members at its inception with Eugenia’s great love for music influencing the direction of their gifts to the development of music and performing arts programs. She honoured her own parents, Sima and Jacob Taft, by dedicating a music studio and was always involved and interested in the College’s progress in this area.

Adrian and Bonnie have continued supporting the Foundation, as part of the Eugenia Blashki Family, and have honoured Eugenia in turn by dedicating a music classroom.

Their three children Courtney, Devon and Erin are also proud Scopus graduates and the family have recently celebrated Devon’s marriage to Rachael, who was a fellow student in his year at school. They say they have a lot to thank Scopus for!

We thank them for their ongoing support and interest and for being such great Scopus ambassadors. We honour them as Benefactors and look forward to their further generational involvement.

Blashki

Member Highlight

Rosie Davis Family

Rosie Davis OC ‘69 is thrilled that her three children, Victoria-Lea, Jamie and Bradley together with their partners Tal, Robyn and Nicole, have also chosen Scopus for her grandchildren’s education. Of her seven grandchildren, four are current students with another three to commence over the next few years.

Rosie’s late parents, Jack and Judy Sperling, both Holocaust survivors, instilled in Rosie not only the importance of a Jewish education but also the value of being in a Jewish environment. They truly believed it created a stronger Jewish identity, instilling ‘Yiddishkeit’ and providing the feelings of comfort and confidence.

Rosie recalls that Scopus provided, for both her and her children, a high level of educational programs and critical values combined with longlasting friendships and a powerful sense of community.

These days, Rosie is noticing with great pleasure how her grandchildren are taught and says “it warms my heart to see how they embrace and love all things Jewish. Surely this feeling, underpinned by knowledge, will guarantee them making good choices and perpetuating our traditions. In the world of today, I believe it is vitally important they have a sense of belonging and know who they are. Scopus is giving them that.”

We thank and welcome the Rosie Davis Family for their ongoing support and welcome them this year to the level of Fellow.

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Member Highlight

Suzanne and Kevin Slomoi

Suzanne and Kevin migrated from Johannesburg in 1989

When their twins, Jarred and Daniel, and later Adam were born, they immediately enrolled them at GBH. Coming from traditional Jewish homes, a Jewish education for their children was of upmost importance. Being new immigrants, things were not easy financially and sacrifices were made to ensure their children received a Jewish education.

When their children commenced at Scopus it immediately dawned upon them how fortunate their children were and they felt that they had a duty to “give back”. Kevin joined a College Council sub-committee and Suzanne also served on the Parents’ Association. Kevin went on to become a trusted College Treasurer, serving on the College Executive. Suzanne teaches part time at GBH.

Continuing the philosophy of a duty to contribute, Kevin, a partner in GMK Partners, arranged for the firm to become Foundation supporters and also to act in pro bona capacities for the College. Kevin and Suzanne have also since contributed to the Foundation personally.

Kevin and Suzanne say they eternally grateful for the wonderful Jewish and secular education, values inculcated, friendships formed and the whole Scopus experience that Jarred, Daniel and Adam have enjoyed.

We are grateful for their valuable support and involvement.

suzanne-kevin

Member Highlight

Shirley and Theo Sweet

Shirley and Theo have enjoyed a long association with the school, though they regret being born too early to have been pupils at Scopus.

When their four children were Scopus students they were involved on several parents’ committees and sponsored the Ball. They committed to the Foundation right at the beginning in 1987. In honour of their continuous support, classrooms have been dedicated in memory of Shirley’s grandparents, Charles and Fay Brooks, and also for parents Max and Jean Brooks and Phillip and Charlotte Sweet.

They have had the pleasure of seeing six grandchildren graduate and start successful careers, contributing to the Jewish and wider communities.

Shirley and Theo say that now their greatest joy is seeing great - grandchildren Oliver and Ava at Scopus - their real bonus. Being able to experience Grandparents’ Day this year brought them very special happiness. They continue “we have only had naches and joy from the school and from our family.”

Shirley and Theo, thank you for honouring the College with your longstanding and enthusiastic support.

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Member Highlight

Caroline and Alan Wein

Caroline, OC’77, (nee Sweet) and Alan firmly believe that not all people come into the world with the same skills and abilities, let alone opportunities. They also believe that education is a foundation stone of Jewish values. That is why they have sent their children to Scopus and encouraged them in turn, to send their children to the College.

Alan says “the Scopus experience offers outstanding secular learning combined with a traditional Jewish education that provides children with the opportunity to make choices and make decisions based upon sound values. These choices are broad today; and they not only lead to the traditional academic motifs of medicine, law and commerce, but now extend to technology, arts and a range of commerce, sciences and other options that encourage children to pursue courses that interest them and align with their talents. Scopus provides this platform in a caring and nurturing environment.”

They understand that sacrifices for parents are great, but say the rewards are overwhelming. “Our family has enjoyed great satisfaction over decades at the school and we hope and expect that our grandchildren will benefit and enjoy the experiences Scopus offers and contribute towards the improvement of our community, country and world in which we live”.

Thank you Caroline and Alan for sustaining your beliefs and your support.

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Become a Foundation Member

To chat about becoming a Foundation Member call Marilyn Simon.

03 9834 0433