Geelong Community Foundation News

2016 grant recipients announced

Vulnerable children and families, the homeless and the aged are just some of our region’s at-risk community members who will benefit from the Geelong Community Foundation grants. The 2016 Geelong Community Foundation grants program, announced on 15 June, will fund 42 diverse projects and programs valued at $740,000 to address our community’s greatest needs. The...

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Andrew Lawson farewell

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.  

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Gail Rodgers appointed CEO

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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Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship

Information and Application Form for the $750 Tom Cleary Memorial Scholarship, closing 22 January 2016, can be now be downloaded.

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Annual Report 2014-2015

The Geelong Community Foundation Annual Report 2014-2015 has now been published.  

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Executive Officer Andrew Lawson to retire

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

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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Back to School Vouchers support 1,600 local students

Geelong Community Foundation distributed $80,000 in $50 Target vouchers to 33 primary schools and 12 secondary schools in association with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) and the Sidney Myer Fund.

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Schools in Philanthropy presentations in CoGG Chamber

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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2015 Annual Newsletter

The Geelong Community Foundation’s annual newsletter is now available.

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