Edna Daniher and Jeanie Lynch Scholarship Program

The Scholarship Program is a new initiative to acknowledge the mothers of the two Directors of Danihers Facility Management, Anthony Daniher and Mark Lynch. Focused on teachers and college leaders in Victoria, Catholic colleges in country Dioceses, it offers eligible teachers and college leaders the opportunity to attend an international conference being held in Anaheim, California. At this conference there will be over  40,000 Catholic Educational  providers who will engage in the important area of Religious Education in late March, 2019.

The scholarships are named in honour of Edna Daniher and Jeanie Lynch. Edna Daniher, with her 11 children in Ungarie, and Jeanie Lynch, with her 11 children in Epping, were the quintessential Catholic mothers of their generation.

They instilled in their families the values and traditions of Catholicism. The fruits of their work are now reflected through their sons, Anthony Daniher and Mark Lynch, and in the culture and community work of Danihers Facility Management.

Danihers Facility Management provides services to many Catholic schools in Victoria across Australia and have been long-term supporter of Catholic schools through sponsorship of the annual conference of Catholic Secondary Principals in Victoria and through an annual awards program for projects in individual Catholic schools.

Anthony and Mark have enthusiastically embraced the idea of sponsoring this initiative which focuses on the development of staff who carry the role of Religious Educators.

Winners of the Edna Daniher and Jeanie Lynch Scholarship Program are Catherine Howison, Deputy Principal from St Mary Mackillop College in Swan Hill and Nathaniel Winfield – Head of Religious Education from
St Pat’s College in Ballarat.

Catherine Howison, Deputy Principal from St Mary Mackillop College in Swan Hill has commented on Danihers recent visit:


“It was so lovely to meet you and Mark yesterday, I am now even more excited about the Anaheim, California  Congress, if that is possible!
I wanted to thank you again for the extraordinary generosity of the scholarships. Nathanial and I have such an exciting opportunity ahead of us, one which would not have been possible without the Edna Daniher and Jeanie Lynch Scholarship Program.

It is difficult to express just how thrilled I am about the Congress.  I assure you we will make the best of the opportunity, not only in our attendance in Anaheim but also with what we bring back to share with our communities.” 

Catherine Howison, Deputy Principal from St Mary Mackillop College in Swan Hill

Danihers would like to wish Catherine and Nathaniel all the very best with their upcoming journey to the Congress in Anaheim, California.