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.
About the Founder Sean Gordon
Having been principal of four schools in two states over a period of 18 years and after serving on many state and national peak association committees for principals (APPA, ACPPA, APAPDC and ACSP),
Sean was awarded Life Membership of the Australian Primary Principal’s Association (2004) and the Outstanding Service Award of the Australian Catholic Primary Principals’ Association (1991).
Sean’s community involvement saw him recognised as an Ambassador for the Year of the Outback. He is a Gold Level Duke of Edinburgh recipient and has a Premier of NSW Award for his involvement at the Thredbo landslide rescue. In June 2019 Sean was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to education and the community through arange of organsiations.
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.
School Aid Chairman is Warren Bingham, with board members Narelle Barker (who serves as National Coordinator, Kids Ambassador Teams), Dennis Yarrington (who serves as Chair, Empowering Young Philanthropists Committee), Liv Pennie (who serves as Chair, MarComms Committee) and Simon Chhoeu as Director for Finance