Andrew Lawson farewell

June 3, 2016

On Tuesday 3 May, we farewelled inaugural Executive Officer, Andrew Lawson at a special event at Truffleduck.  The Geelong Community Foundation Board sincerely thanks Andrew for his incredible contribution to the organisation over more than 16 years.   Wendy Maloney, Kathy and Mark Osborne Adam Biennerhasset and Michael Browne Alison Lawson and Kate Betts Andrew...


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Gail Rodgers appointed CEO

January 15, 2016

The Geelong Community Foundation Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Rodgers as Chief Executive Officer. Gail’s appointment follows the announcement that founding Executive Officer Andrew Lawson will retire after more than 16 years of outstanding contributions to the Foundation. Gail comes to the Foundation with a distinguished career spanning roles in the...


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Executive Officer Andrew Lawson to retire

September 1, 2015

Andrew Lawson, who has been working with the Foundation for some 16 years, has announced that he will retire in 2016. He worked initially with the board in 1999 to prepare the Foundation for launch in December 2000. Subsequently as Executive Officer, he managed the Foundation and worked to develop the Foundation to assist organisations...


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Annual Grants Reception

June 1, 2015

Donors, grant recipients and guests attended the Geelong Community Foundation Annual Grants Reception on Wednesday June 17, 2015. After introductions,  students from the four schools in the Schools in Philanthropy program presented cheques to their chosen grant recipients. Andrew Lawson then announced each of the further recipients of the Foundation’s 2015 Grants, who received their...


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Schools in Philanthropy presentations in CoGG Chamber

June 1, 2015

On Wednesday June 3, 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 2015. Student groups of 4-7 were from Christian College, Bellarine Secondary College, Belmont High School, and Sacred Heart College.


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New Development Manager appointed

December 1, 2014

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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