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 at Inner North Community Foundation.

Georgia is also Founder and Executive Director of Australia’s first LGBT+ giving circle, The Channel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University (History; Gender Studies), and a Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy from Swinburne University of Technology.

Daphne Tan also recently started at ACF in the Grants Support Officer role. Hailing from Perth, she has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia and over fifteen years’ experience in accounting and administration for the not-for-profit, government and corporate sectors.

Georgia and Daphne join Louise Kuramoto our Head of Philanthropy & Impact, who we introduced a few weeks ago, and Femke Bosman, Impact & Evaluation Manager.

Unfortunately, Sophie Waincymer will be leaving ACF in a couple of weeks as she has decided to follow her passion and seek a career in social impact research and evaluation.

Sophie started at ACF 18 months ago in a Grants Intern position and was quickly promoted into the Grants Coordinator position where she consistently demonstrated a high level of service and commitment to both our donors and the community sector more broadly. Happily for ACF, Sophie has expressed an interest in continuing on in a consulting capacity so we are pleased to say will not lose her completely from the ACF family.