Pitch Night 2018

Pinewood Community Bank® Branch held its second extremely successful “Pitch Night” 2018 on Wednesday 14th November at the Mulgrave Country Club. The branch staff and board of Directors were delighted to host fourteen very worthy finalists, their ‘pitch teams’, pitch partners and guests from BEN as well as the local community for an inspiring evening.

There were $50,000 in funds to be given out to our finalists with $28,500 of this from Pinewood Community Bank® and the remainder from our Pitch Partners. Each finalist had a strict time limit in which to ‘pitch’ their project and explain why they needed money, each project was very different, and the pitches were informative, heartfelt and often very entertaining. Every finalist left with a substantial amount of money (listed below) and the atmosphere on the night was one of community, togetherness, warmth and success!

We would like to thank everyone who made this such a successful event and we will definitely be doing this again in 2019!

Our finalists walked away with these amounts – well done to everyone!
Radio Lollipop – Monash Children’s Hospital Radio station - $6,700
Waverley Woodworkers – Safer Sanding Solutions - $5,250
Kidsafe Vic Inc – Outreach Program - $4,600
ROWBC – Our Homeless Needs - $4,500
Mulgrave Scout Group – New tents $4,150
Waverley Salvation Army – Community Lunch - $3,400
Monash Youth Music Festival – Music Festival - $3,100
U3A Wheelers Hill – Digital Literacy Training for Seniors $2,950
Neighbourhood Watch Monash – Ask for Matilda - $2,800
Friends of the Children Foundation – Australia Day Community Event - $2,700
Rotary Club of Glen Waverley – Bursaries for Holmesglen TAFE students - $2,650
Syndal Ladies Probus Club – Defibrillator - $2,600
History Monash – Community Exhibition Building Funding - $2,550
Encore Theatre Company – Playbill 2019 - $2,050