Fisher Family Fund

Helen and 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 and 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 and then taught at metropolitan and country schools, in Principal and 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 and 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 and Singapore.

They have two daughters with Taryn and her family (two boys) now living in Geelong (after nineteen years in London) and Verity and her family (two girls) residing in Werribee.

The family have supported education and health programs in Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe and 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 and they have been actively involved in community organisations, supporting education, advocacy, the arts and sport.

They are appreciative of the life opportunities they enjoy and believe in communities working together to support each other.