The Jibb Foundation is pleased to be part of a ground-breaking collaboration between some of Australia’s most highly-regarded business leaders and philanthropists which will challenge the status quo in education by directing funds towards students in disadvantaged schools.
The alliance is founded on a belief that all Australian children deserve access to a great education, regardless of their family background or location. Led by David Gonski AC and in partnership with Schools Plus, the Pioneers in Philanthropy group delivers significant financial support over to hundreds of schools in need. The Pioneers in Philanthropy are David Gonski AC and Orli Wargon OAM; John Grill AO and Rosie Williams; Angus and Sarah James; Roger Massy-Greene; Kerry Stokes AC and Christine Simpson Stokes; the Commonwealth Bank of Australia; and Jibb Foundation Directors, John B Fairfax AO and Nick Fairfax.
The Pioneers’ commitment serves two purposes: to drive greater understanding of the impact disadvantage has on education outcomes, and to take concrete action that will benefit thousands of students, their teachers and their school communities.
The Jibb Foundation has supported this program since 2016, and has recently made another five-year commitment to Schools Plus.