At McCloy Group, we are proud of our long association with various charitable organisations in the Hunter region. As Newcastle has grown, so have we, sharing our humble beginnings with many of the people and organisations we have worked with. We believe it is important to give back to the community that supports us.
McCloy Group Chairman, Jeff McCloy has shown strong continued support for the Salvation Army’s various appeals. In 2016, Jeff was a primary donor of the Children’s Cancer Institute, when he donated land at Billy’s Lookout to the Build for a Cure project. This was a major fundraising initiative in which a house was build from the ground up in 21 days. Every aspect of the land and home was donated and each dollar was put towards life saving research for children with cancer. The final bid sold at $662,000, in total over $700,000 was raised for the Children’s Cancer Institute.
In 2015, Jeff kickstarted the Salvation Army’s Vanuatu Disaster Appeal with a $1 million donation to help repair the devastation caused to the nearby island nation by Cyclone Pam. In 2011, he also donated $1 million to the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
In 2009, Jeff was one of five graduates from University of Newcastle honoured by their peers with a prestigious alumni award for their inspiring achievements. Jeff was awarded the inaugural Alumni Award for Leadership (Regional) for his contribution to property development and infrastructure in the Hunter region. A significant supporter of research at the University, Jeff was the first Chair of the University of Newcastle Foundation. He was pivotal in establishing the University Foundation Scholarship scheme and active in developing sporting partnerships and facilities for the University. He has held a number of community positions including committee member of the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal (Hunter), Patron of the Redhead Surf Life Saving Club and member of the Newcastle Knights Player Retention Committee.
In the same year, Jeff was presented with the City of Newcastle medal in honour of distinguished service to Newcastle and its citizens. Jeff was recognised as an outspoken advocate for bringing development and prosperity to the city. His generous monetary donations, and guidance and support of charities, education and welfare groups, medical research, sports teams and clubs were recognised.
Jeff also received the honour of Hunter Business Person of the Year in 2008 for his contribution to business in the Hunter region.
Other organisations McCloy Group has supported include the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at John Hunter Hospital, Autism Spectrum Australia, Oz Harvest, National Breast Cancer Foundation, Immune Deficiencies Foundation of Australia, MS Australia and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children and Redhead Surf Life Savers. McCloy Group also made a donation to the Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation for the Public Art Partnerships program.
At a grassroots level, in the communities in which our residential estates are based, we are involved in many local clubs and groups from schools to sporting clubs and other local fundraisers.