About North Shore Coaching College Charity Foundation

LOGO North Shore Coaching College Foundation in Memory or Mrs Demi Mak

North Shore Coaching College Charity Foundation in Memory of Mrs Demi Mak was formed following the passing of Mrs Demi Mak, our Founder in 2020. And will officially launch on the 14th of May 2021.

Mrs Mak was a generous and humble lady, a capable businesswoman and a fearless leader, who supported worthy causes throughout her life. Investment income from the funds in the Foundation will be donated to support charitable works in a way that Mrs Mak would have supported. You can contact us by email at [email protected] to learn more about our Foundation.

Aim high. Always aim for the moon. Even if you miss that you can still scoop up some stars.

Mrs Demi MakCo-Founder, Past Principal, Managing Director & Chairman

Message from our National Managing Director

We are delighted to launch the North Shore Coaching College Foundation in Memory of Mrs Demi Mak. In addition to delivering high quality, affordable educational services to over 65 campuses in Australia and Hong Kong, we are proud to further support our community through our charitable activities. Mrs Demi Mak, our Founder, was a generous and humble lady, a capable businesswoman and a fearless leader, who supported worthy causes throughout her life. It is fitting that investment income from the funds in the Foundation will be donated to support charitable works in a way that Mrs Mak would have supported.

The Foundation continues Mrs Mak’s philanthropic legacy, generous heart and desire to make a difference in the education space. Mrs Demi Mak was a visionary who started the North Shore Coaching College business in 1991 together with husband, Andy Mak, from humble beginnings in Chatswood, New South Wales in Australia. The business has grown to over 65 campuses in Australia and Hong Kong, delivering “Tuition that Works!” to assist students and parents from all walks of life.

Mrs Mak supported a variety of organisations to make a difference and bring happiness to human lives.

Mrs Mak is remembered by her family, friends and staff, as an ambitious and elegant lady with a generous heart who brought people together to enjoy life.

Some of the charities the Foundation has supported to date include:

  • CanRevive Foundation – supporting the provision of direct support and counselling services to cancer patients and their families; and
  • St Edmund’s College – supporting the education and wellbeing of students with disabilities via a Bursary.

Mr Anson Mak
National Managing Director
North Shore Coaching College

Our Vision

North Shore Coaching College Charity Foundation in Memory of Mrs Demi Mak supports organisations that have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status in the following areas:

  • For students from 3 – 18 years old, who are in line with the broader vision of North Shore Coaching College;
  • Further cancer research and cancer support services;
  • Other categories as determined by the Board from time to time that reflect Mrs Mak’s values.

Our Values

North Shore Coaching College Charity Foundation in Memory of Mrs Demi Mak supports organisations that reflect generosity, humility, and values of our Founder, Mrs Demi Mak.

The spirit of Mrs Mak continues to guide the staff of North Shore Coaching College.

Our Founder

Demi Mak 1948 – 2020

Mrs Demi Mak was a visionary who started the North Shore Coaching College business in 1991 with husband Andy Mak. North Shore Coaching College has grown to over 65 campuses in Australia and Hong Kong, delivering “Tuition that Works!”.

Mrs Mak supported a variety of organisations to make a difference and bring happiness to human lives.

Mrs Mak is remembered by her family, friends and staff, as an ambitious and elegant lady with a generous heart who brought people together to enjoy life.

Our History

North Shore Coaching College was established in 1991 when the founders identified a need for affordable and quality educational services in Australia. The first Campus opened in Chatswood (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia). In 1997, the College opened its first interstate operation in Box Hill (Melbourne, Victoria), moved to Upper Mount Gravatt (Brisbane, Queensland) in 1998, Perth (Western Australia) in 2000, to Belconnen (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory) in 2014, Norwood (Adelaide, South Australia) in 2016 and Causeway Bay (Hong Kong) in 2019.

Today, there are over 65 campuses, and many students have benefited from the “North Shore” system.

Our Community

Since inception in 1991, North Shore Coaching College has believed in making a positive impact on local communities by ensuring that our business supports young children and youth developing a keen love for learning. As such we are constantly supporting many community projects, including sporting groups, music competitions, chess competitions, and other extra-curricular projects.

As a forward thinking, inclusive and progressive education institution, we have also supported many charity organisations such as the Art Gallery of New South WalesBreast Cancer FoundationCanReviveBreast Cancer Trials (Formerly known as the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group), Jesuit Mission, Red CrossWay In NetworkLion’s Club, Mental Health Foundation, Australia, Variety Club of NSW and Alzheimer’s Australia (also known as Dementia Australia).

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