Head of Philanthropy & Impact, Louise Kuramoto with DesignInc and Tarkett Australia representatives, and awardee Tet Way Chen. Last month, University of Melbourne hosted its annual Melbourne School of Design Dean’s Honour Awards where three students Tet Way Chen, Jason Leung and Carey Landwehr were presented with awards only made possible by the contributions from DesignInc, ACF's [...]
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Recipients of Philanthropy Australia Indigneous Award - B.B. & A. Miller Fund, Williams Fund & Woor Dungin representatives The Woor-Dungin Criminal Record Discrimination Project (CRDP), an Aboriginal-led collaboration between community and legal organisations, B B & A Miller Fund and Williams Fund (both sub funds of ACF) received the Philanthropy Australia 2018 Indigenous Philanthropy [...]
Poverty & Inequality Partnership Launch, February 2018 ACOSS in partnership with University of NSW and with co-funding contributions from ACF's Impact Fund, Social Justice Fund, Hart Line Fund and Raettvisa Fund have undertaken a study into the causes of poverty and inequality in Australia. The study aims to find policy answers and actions to reduce these social and economic [...]
Recent research conducted by The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS) at QUT found almost 90% of professional advisers believe their high-net-worth clients hold an interest in philanthropy, but only 10% discuss this with their clients. Philanthropy does not just benefit the community who receives it, but it can also nurture the client-adviser [...]
Congratulation to Sue Dahn, Partner/Executive Director at Pitcher Partners who has been named the leading woman and third overall in the 2018 list of Top 50 Financial Advisers in Australia, as compiled by US financial investment publication Barron's and the Australian’s business magazine The Deal. Sue has been a member of our ACF community since [...]
ACF warmly welcomes Eric Beecher, our newest Director, who will take up the role of Board Chair after David Murray’s term comes to an end later this year. Eric agreed to take on the role of Chair after an extensive search, and we are delighted that the successful incumbent knows us well. Eric and Sue [...]
Professional advisers seeking to make philanthropy a part of their conversation with clients can benefit from partnering with specialists who can offer services and advice to inform their conversations. We spoke with Chris Morcom, Director and Private Client Adviser at Hewison Private Wealth , who shares his experience of engaging with Australian Communities Foundation when [...]
Have you discussed philanthropy with your clients? According to the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies at QUT Business School, professional advisers discuss philanthropy with less than 10% of their high-net-worth clients. Sue Dahn, one of Australia’s top 50 financial advisers, Executive Director and Partner at Pitcher Partners spoke with us about the value [...]
Winda-Mara, an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation planning for community and country Words by Jackie Yowell My husband Steve Rothfield and I were fortunate to be included recently in a group visit to the ‘Budj Bim Cultural Landscape’ in south-west Victoria. We were shown around this rich cultural and environmental area by the local Aboriginal community organisation, Winda-Mara, [...]