Media Release: ACF divests $90 million corpus from fossil fuels


Australia’s oldest and largest independent community foundation will entirely divest its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels and focus on investments with positive environmental outcomes. This commitment is part of a global DivestInvest announcement at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco. The global DivestInvest movement has combined commitments of $6.2 [...]

Media Release: ACF divests $90 million corpus from fossil fuels2018-09-11T10:35:35+00:00

Equipping Professional Advisers with the tools to discuss philanthropy


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 [...]

Equipping Professional Advisers with the tools to discuss philanthropy2018-06-25T09:41:33+00:00

ACF’s committee member tops list of Australia’s best financial advisers


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’s committee member tops list of Australia’s best financial advisers2018-06-25T09:25:21+00:00

Introducing Eric Beecher


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 [...]

Introducing Eric Beecher2018-06-19T12:29:21+00:00

How ACF can support Professional Advisers in philanthropy


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 [...]

How ACF can support Professional Advisers in philanthropy2018-06-18T15:10:42+00:00

The conversation advisers should embrace


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 [...]

The conversation advisers should embrace2018-06-19T10:03:56+00:00

Donor stories | Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation


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, [...]

Donor stories | Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation2018-05-24T09:21:40+00:00

Introducing Gabby Lam


We are happy to welcome Gabby Lam to the Philanthropy & Impact team. Gabby started at ACF last week in the part time Grants Coordinator role. She has extensive project management and administration experience in the not-for-profit sector locally and overseas. Gabby comes to ACF from Hands on Health Australia where she worked as Operations [...]

Introducing Gabby Lam2018-05-03T14:13:44+00:00

Introducing the new Philanthropy & Impact Team


You may have noticed a few new names and faces in the Philanthropy & Impact Team over the past month, Georgia Mathews started with ACF recently in the part time Grants Coordinator position and will shortly move into the full time Grants Coordinator position. Prior to taking this position she worked as Community Philanthropy Coordinator [...]

Introducing the new Philanthropy & Impact Team2018-03-09T12:10:30+00:00

Introducing Louise Kuramoto


A warm hello to all of our donors and partners. I am now three weeks into my role as Head of Philanthropy & Impact and am really enjoying getting to know about each of your sub-funds, your areas of interest and how you like to participate in philanthropy. I look forward to meeting with you all [...]

Introducing Louise Kuramoto2018-03-13T17:02:10+00:00