Fisher Family Fund
The Fisher Family established their Family Fund as they were impressed with the effective way the Geelong Community Foundation is administered, the programs assessed and funds distributed, thus supporting Geelong people to live happy, fulfilled lives. The perpetual aspect of the Foundation also appealed.
Growing up in country Victoria, Helen & Lindsay both completed teacher training & then taught at metropolitan & country schools, in Principal & Head Teacher positions, as well as working in regional offices. This period included three years (1978-80) both teaching at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) School in Penang, Malaysia. From 2001-2005 they lived in Singapore, working with an education company administering tuition centres and preschools and providing tertiary courses linked to Australian Universities. Then as Managing Director, over the following seven years, Lindsay was involved with the company’s development in Malaysia, China, Vietnam & Singapore.
Helen & Lindsay have two daughters, Taryn & her family (two boys) now living in Geelong (after 19 years in London) & Verity & her family (two girls) residing in Werribee.
The family has supported education & health programs in Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia & Zimbabwe & on their return to Geelong they became involved with the Foundation. They are aware that for a community to operate comfortably, everyone needs to contribute & they have been actively involved in community organisations, supporting education, advocacy, the arts, health & sport.
They are grateful for the enjoyment they have had in so many facets of life and the consider themselves fortunate to be able to share with others via the Geelong Community Foundation.