Yearly Archive: 2014

New Development Manager appointed

Sally Friend started work at the Foundation on December 1. She will be our new Development Manager and replaces Leigh Wallace who recently moved from Torquay back to live in Melbourne. She has been involved with the Philanthropic sector through her work with the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane. She lives with her husband in...

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Adroit Charity Golf Day

The 13th Adroit Insurance Annual Charity Golf Day was held on Wednesday November 20, at the Thirteenth Beach Golf Links. In partnership with the Geelong Communjity Foundation, $86,000 was raised for the Karingal East Geelong Community Centre building project, with the cheque being presented at the conclusion of another world famous Adroit Seafood Dinner.

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2013-14 Annual Report Published

The Geelong Community Foundation 2013/14 Annual Report has now been published.  

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Rewarding Adroit Charity Golf Day

In a magnificent effort by sponsors, donors, participants, staff and volunteers, total proceeds from the Annual Adroit Charity Golf Day, held on Thursday November 21 and taking up two 18-hole courses at 13th Beach Golf Links, amounted to $91,000.

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Development Manager change

We regret to report that in September 2014, our Development Manager Leigh Wallace resigned to move from his Torquay “retirement home” back to Melbourne for family reasons. We are sorry to lose his valuable services. His able and enthusiastic work over the past three years is greatly appreciated.

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Annual Grants Reception

Over 200 donors, grant recipients and guests gathered in the Captains Room on the top floor of the Premiership Stand at Simonds Stadium at 5.30pm on Wednesday June 18, 2014. After introductions by GCF President Val Lawrence and Executive Officer Andrew Lawson, Development Manager Leigh Wallace introduced students from the four schools in the Schools...

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Schools in Philanthropy presentations in CoGG Chamber

On Monday June 2, students from four schools in the Geelong region presented their recommendations for the awarding of Grants of $20,000 per school, from the Geelong Community Foundation Grants for 2014. Student groups of 4-7 were from Bellarine Secondary College, Belmont High School, Christian College and Sacred Heart College. Excellent presentations were made with...

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2014 Annual Newsletter

The Geelong Community Foundation has published its annual newsletter.

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GCF Ambassador Andrew Mackie’s milestone game with the Cats

Andrew Mackie played a 23 possession game for his 200th AFL match with Geelong Cats, who won against Brisbane by 25 points in a muggy hard-fought match on March 30. Andrew celebrated with his son Freddie before and after the match. All-Australian in 2013, Andrew still allows time to be an ambassador for our Foundation...

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Schools in Philanthropy in the media

March 24: The Geelong Advertiser reported on the work being done by students at Belmont High, Christian College, Sacred Heart and Bellarine Secondary to decide how to distribute funds allocated by the Geelong Community Foundation in the GCF’s Schools in Philanthropy program. This year, the GCF has to decide how to allocate $700,000 among requests...

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A great tradition of helping others

Under the above heading, the Geelong Advertiser Editorial for March 12, in highlighting why “Geelong is a great place to call home”, said that Geelong has individuals and organisations seeking to help each other out, mentioning Give Where You Live, Diversitat and the Geelong Community Foundation. GCF helped fund two Diversitat projects in our 2013...

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Clown doctors to prescribe laughter all year

From the Geelong Advertiser March 1: Along with two ‘Clown Doctors’, 7-year-old Liam Williamson checks the heart of GCF Development Manager Leigh Wallace. GCF granted $9,700 in 2013 to Clown Doctors who visit sick kids in the children’s ward at Geelong Hospital every month. Laughter can be the best medicine.

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