The 2018 recipient of the Bass Coast Community Foundation's Performance Awards has been selected, and ........ drum roll please ....... it's Finnan Donohue of Inverloch.
In 2018 Finnan will be embarking on the first year of a Creative Arts (Drama) course at Deakin University's Burwood Campus.
Finnan has been a regular cast member of Wonthaggi Theatrical Group productions since he first appeared on the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre stage in WTG's Oliver! in 2010. He was also a founding member of Newhaven College's Boys Vocal Group from 2013 until he completed Year 12 at the College in 2017.
The Foundation's Performance Award provides assistance to local students who take up tertiary education in a performance related discipline. All aspects of performance, for example drama, dance, music (instrumental and vocal) can be supported. The key aim of the program is to support those with the talent, drive and ambition to make a professional career in their chosen field.
The Foundation thanks the Robert Salzer Foundation for the support of the Performance Awards, and congratulates Finnan on his selection for the Award in 2018, wishing him all the best in his theatrical future.
Applications for the Foundation's 2018 Tertiary Support Program closed on Friday 26 January 2018.
The program offers awards of $4000 per year for students applying for study in second year at a recognised Australian tertiary institution. Award recipients are matched with a mentor who will provide support for them through up to two years of study.
STUDENT SPECIAL PRICE $22
(full time students only)
The Bass Coast Community Foundation is proud to announce that the recipients for the Performance Awards in 2017 have been selected. All three were secondary school students in 2016, living in the Bass Coast region, with a demonstrated talent in their performance discipline, and who will need to move away in 2017 to continue their studies in the performing arts.
The Bass Coast Community Foundation is proud to announce that the recipients of support through its Tertiary Support Program have been selected. This program provides financial support to local students in their second and third year of tertiary study. As well as financial support the students are also matched with a trained and accredited mentor through YMCA Bass Coast. This support provides them with a sounding board and source of advice as they continue to adjust to life in the city and university level study, and as they start to think about life and career after graduation.
It is with great sadness that the Bass Coast Community Foundation farewells our Founder, Dr Peter Brooks, who recently passed away unexpectedly. Peter had an extraordinary and enduring commitment to the Foundation, attending his final Board meeting on 20 March 2017, only a few days before he died.
Within every community there exists infinite layers of opportunity, participation, care and need. Each of these layers knits together the fabric of our social landscape and within that landscape a great expression of our humanity is found in the faces of volunteers. The Bass Coast has a huge volunteer heart and some of the best representation of our region’s human goodness can be found listening compassionately in our hospital wards and aged care facilities. Bass Coast Health in partnership with the Wonthaggi and Inverloch Inter- Church Council facilitates the delivery of a program that supports patients, residents and families as a part of caring for our community’s spiritual and emotional wellbeing.