We are sad to announce that after almost four years as Philanthropy Manager, Sarah Thompson has finished her time at ACF. Sarah has been a valuable member of the team and will be missed by all. She has been instrumental in supporting, facilitating and curating exciting strategic giving opportunities at ACF, including the development of the Impact Fund. We would like to thank Sarah for her significant contribution to ACF. Sarah and her partner are expecting a baby in December and we wish them the best as they start a new chapter.

We have also said goodbye to our Accountant Alex Carroll, who came to ACF last year to fill a short term temp role. We feel grateful that she was able to be part of the team for a bit longer and her contribution has been greatly appreciated. Charlie Li joined us last week in the Accountant position. Charlie is a CPA and comes from a similar role in the not-for-profit sector. We have also recently welcomed Sarah Murdica in a new administration role, providing support to the Grants and Donor & Development Relations Teams. Please join us in welcoming Charlie and Sarah!

We will be advertising for a new head of Philanthropy in the coming months, and in the interim Femke Bosman and Sophie Waincymer are doing an outstanding job in responding to grant requests and curating inspiring opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to call (03) 9412 0412 or email grants@communityfoundation.org.au to discuss grant requests or funding opportunities