Fisher Family Fund
Helen & Lindsay established their Family Fund as they were impressed with the effective way the Geelong Community Foundation is administered, as well as the method by which the programs are assessed & funds distributed to areas of need in the Geelong community. The perpetual aspect of the Foundation also appealed.
Growing up in country Victoria they 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 2001-5 they lived in Singapore working for a Singapore based education company administering tuition centres, preschools & providing tertiary courses for Australian Universities. Then as Managing Director, over the following seven years Lindsay was involved with the company’s development in Malaysia, China, Vietnam & Singapore.
They have two daughters with Taryn & her family (two boys) now living in Geelong (after nineteen years in London) & Verity & her family (two girls) residing in Werribee.
The family have 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 & sport.
They are appreciative of the life opportunities they enjoy & believe in communities working together to support each other.