Exciting New Addition To Bialik’s Foundation

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tanya Cherny as Foundation Director for the school’s philanthropic Foundation, B’Yachad. Along with the recent appointment of Foundation Co-Chairs, Michael Carp and Stacey Dodge, the creation of this new role signifies the school’s commitment to ensuring the continuity of Jewish Education.

Affordability of Jewish education remains at the forefront of Bialik’s Strategic outlook. For the last five years, Bialik has met its target of capping fee increases at 2-3%, well below CPI increases in education.

‘We are so lucky to be able to choose from a multitude of wonderful Jewish Day Schools in Melbourne, but we also recognise the increasing stress it places on families. We have worked hard to ensure our school is run efficiently and are proud to be one of the more competitively priced and highest performing Jewish Day Schools in Melbourne,’ said Principal Jeremy Stowe-Linder.

The Bialik Foundation has been the driving force behind many major school initiatives over the last few years including the Primary School upgrade, the development of its new Creche opening in July 2019 and the rollout of the Dogs for Life program.

The Foundation will also be responsible for creating a culture of giving within the school, cultivating awareness, gratitude and social justice for students from Kinder through to Year 12.

‘We want our students to know what a privilege it is to receive a Jewish education and to understand the importance of giving and creating a sense of community’ said Bialik Foundation Co-Chair Michael Carp.

‘Nearly a quarter of Bialik’s students are on means-tested fee assistance and in the current economic climate this is only like to increase,’ explained Bialik Foundation Co-Chair Stacey Dodge.

‘As a Foundation we want to ensure that no Jewish child is denied an outstanding Jewish Education, and we are delighted to have Tanya on-board to help us achieve this goal’ Stacey said.

Tanya brings to the College extensive experience in communications, PR and events and has played an integral role in fund-raising committees for a number of not-for-profit organisations.

As a former Bialik College alumnus (class of 2000) and now a parent of two young daughters at the school, Tanya has a strong connection with Bialik College. Tanya will commence in the role of Foundation Director on 11 June 2019.

We are so excited that our extensive search has discovered one of our very own Bialik graduates and now parent. Tanya is another wonderful example of our special Bialik community giving back and she will be integral in helping us to guarantee a more affordable Jewish education for the next generation,” said Michael and Stacey.

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