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2017 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The 2017 Annual report is available here.

2016 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

The 2016 Annual report is available here.  CAASF 2016 Annual Report v5 FINAL

Monday, 4th June 2018, Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship dinner, Sydney

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

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Please save the date – Monday 4th June 2018

To celebrate Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship Foundation’s twelfth annual award.

This year, it is Sydney’s turn to host the annual scholarship dinner.
We will share details of the AGM, speaker and programme of events in due course.

This year we are looking at ways to reduce the cost of the event (after feedback from alumni attending in prior years).  So we are considering a number of options as alternatives to a formal dinner.

The award event will be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there.

Last call for applications for 2018

If some of you know of “talented Australians, who wish to contribute to Australia’s future” – and happen to know that those individuals have not yet applied, then please ask them to submit their Application to Cranfield School of Management as soon as possible.   Time is short, but we still have time to include them in the CAASF 2018 Scholarship process of they are quick.

What keeps us focused

We aim to create a vibrant Australian Alumni community and to make our Scholarship the pre-eminent one for the development of leadership and management skills for talented Australians who are passionate about this country and want to contribute to its future.

I look forward to seeing you in a few short months at the June AGM and Award dinner.

Details and booking form to be available in May. 

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Alexandra Chapman  (MBA 1988) | Vice President
on behalf of the Board of the Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship Foundation.

 


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Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal a wider audience

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Cranfield VC, Board & 2015 Finalists

Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal

2016 marks our Tenth Scholarship Award.

The Award provides a scholarship to Cranfield for their one-year MBA programme and a cash component by the Australian alumni towards the cost of travelling to Cranfield in the UK, and accommodation whilst there.

The full list is here  at www.cranfieldalumni.org.au/scholarship-foundation-honour-roll

What’s behind the Award?

It’s the idea that the MBA programme at Cranfield will provide leadership skills to the winners who will return to Australia and contribute to its future. With the evolution of the scholarship, there is also the need to renew and refresh CAASF and we now expect the returning winners to take a role on the board. By the way, all board roles are voluntary.

What got us here?

It was a combination of ideas from Cranfield School of Management and some local Cranfield alumni, the financial support of our patron in the early years and of the broader alumni community in the later years. It was also a dedicated team of local alumni who have organised the whole process over those ten years.

Behind CAASF is you, the alumni and our supporters, together the alumni community. You also got us here.

Think of a three-legged stool: one leg is the Cranfield MBA scholarship, the second is CAASF’s organisation and processes, and the third is the financial support from the alumni community. Without one of those legs, the stool topples over.

Why are we writing to you?

Because we need your help. Alumni have served on the board and have contributed funds to CAASF. This has been done on an as-needed basis, typical of running a lean organisation! What we want to achieve for the future is a growing endowment so that we can plan the scholarship with greater confidence, and smooth the amount of funds that we award the winner each year.

Over the near future, we wish to raise $100,000. Contributions may take several forms: individual donations, regular donations, matched-giving programmes, paid adverts on our website or, in the longer-term, legacies.

Why are we asking you to help?

We believe you know CAASF and our aims and we hope you will consider making a contribution on our tenth anniversary to support the future of the scholarship.

If you do choose to help us by making a contribution, please go to the Donate page on our website:

www.cranfieldalumni.org.au/welcome/donate and select the option you prefer. You can do this easily by credit card, cheque or EFT.

If you would rather first discuss your contribution with one of the board, please call:

Graham Baws on 0417 901 875 (WA)
Alex Chapman on 0411 519 445 (VIC)
Steve Wood on 0424 325 763 (VIC & TAS)
John Hosie on 0406 591 939 (NSW)

As a board, we are optimistic about the future of CAASF and want you to be part of that future. Your help with this fundraising will underscore that future.

Graham Baws
Treasurer
Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship Foundation Inc

Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Cranfield VC, Board & 2015 Finalists

Tenth Annual CAASF Scholarship Appeal

2016 marks our Tenth Scholarship Award.

The Award provides a scholarship to Cranfield for their one-year MBA programme and a cash component by the Australian alumni towards the cost of travelling to Cranfield in the UK, and accommodation whilst there.

The full list is here  at www.cranfieldalumni.org.au/scholarship-foundation-honour-roll

What’s behind the Award?

It’s the idea that the MBA programme at Cranfield will provide leadership skills to the winners who will return to Australia and contribute to its future. With the evolution of the scholarship, there is also the need to renew and refresh CAASF and we now expect the returning winners to take a role on the board. By the way, all board roles are voluntary.

What got us here?

It was a combination of ideas from Cranfield School of Management and some local Cranfield alumni, the financial support of our patron in the early years and of the broader alumni community in the later years. It was also a dedicated team of local alumni who have organised the whole process over those ten years.

Why are we writing to you?

Because we need your help. Alumni have served on the board and have contributed funds to CAASF. This has been done on an as-needed basis, typical of running a lean organisation! What we want to achieve for the future is a growing endowment so that we can plan the scholarship with greater confidence, and smooth the amount of funds that we award the winner each year.

Over the near future, we wish to raise $100,000. Contributions may take several forms: individual donations, regular donations, matched-giving programmes, paid adverts on our website or, in the longer-term, legacies.

Why are we firstly asking you?

Well, you have contributed in the past and we hope you will consider making a contribution on our tenth anniversary to support the future of the scholarship.

If you do choose to help us by making a contribution, please go to the Donate page on our website:

www.cranfieldalumni.org.au/welcome/donate  and select the option you prefer. You can do this easily by credit card, cheque or EFT.

If you would rather first discuss your contribution with one of the board, please call:

Graham Baws on     0417 901 875 (WA)

Alex Chapman on    0411 519 445 (VIC)

Steve Wood on        0424 325 763 (VIC & TAS)

John Hosie on         0406 591 939 (NSW)

As a board, we are optimistic about the future of CAASF and want you to be part of that future. Your help with this fundraising will underscore that future.

 

Graham Baws

Treasurer

Cranfield Australian Alumni Scholarship Foundation Inc