Clown doctors to prescribe laughter all year

March 1, 2014

From the Geelong Advertiser March 1: Along with two ‘Clown Doctors’, 7-year-old Liam Williamson checks the heart of GCF Development Manager Leigh Wallace. GCF granted $9,700 in 2013 to Clown Doctors who visit sick kids in the children’s ward at Geelong Hospital every month. Laughter can be the best medicine.


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Back to School Program launched

February 1, 2014

On Tuesday February 11, Executive Officer Andrew Lawson met with North Geelong Secondary School Principal Nick Adamou and student leaders, for the 2014 launch of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)/Sidney Myer Back to School Program. GCF Ambassador Andrew Mackie was present to meet everyone and have a little handball with student leader...


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Seeing one of our Grants in action

November 1, 2013

On November 26, Geelong Community Foundation Executive Officer Andrew Lawson and Chairman Val Lawrence were invited to see police volunteers meet their pen-pal buddies at Wexford Court Campus of Northern Bay College in the ‘Literacy Buddies’ program funded by a 2013 Foundation $11,000 grant.  


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Major Bequest

November 1, 2013

Geelong woman Margaret Cody has bequeathed close to $1m to the Geelong Community Foundation after she died more than a year ago. In an article in the Geelong Advertiser on Saturday November 16, Page 3, Geelong Community Foundation executive officer Andrew Lawson said Margaret Cody’s bequest came as a very welcome surprise to the foundation....


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GCF AGM

November 1, 2013

Director Wendy Maloney resigned following wonderful service over nine years and was unable to be re elected due to a nine year limit for board members in the constitution. Wendy brought the skills of accounting and taxation to the board through her role with Crowe Horwath (formerly WHK). Director John Skidmore retired after three years...


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2012 Grants Announced

June 1, 2012

The Geelong Community Foundation grants for 2012 have been announced. Thirty-nine diverse projects and programs have shared in $550,000 covering a range of community needs and interests such as education, training, research, community wellbeing and support for the aged, families, health, youth and the arts. Some of the 39 broad reaching organisations to benefit include Samaritan...


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