Charities Governance Matters Supports

Kate Costello, Managing Director, Governance Matters
Supports the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AEIF)

This wonderful foundation is helping send children to Boarding Schools across Australia. I was so impressed when I heard a radio interview given by the CEO explaining the real difference it is making to children’s lives.

May 2013 – The Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) this week launched a $100 million campaign to help send 7,000 Indigenous students to boarding schools and university residential colleges around the country

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-09/pearson-sees-merit-in-indigenous-students-boarding/4678888

Sascha Ward, Executive Assistant and Project Officer, Governance Matters
Supports the Amy Gillett Foundation

Inspired by the life of Amy Gillett, the Foundation’s vision is to eliminate bike-related fatalities. This cause is close to my heart as I lost my dear uncle in a cycling accident three years ago, in Canberra. His immediate family have participated in ‘Amy’s Big Canberra Bike Ride’ as well as fun runs and half marathons with all proceeds being donated to this worthy cause.

http://www.amygillett.org.au/

Melissa Tarca, Executive Assistant and Project Officer, Governance Matters
Supports The Jodi Lee Foundation

Bowel Cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer, with one in 12 Australians developing Bowel Cancer by the age of 85. It is the second largest cause of cancer deaths in Australia.

My mother in law was diagnosed with bowel cancer and passed away within 11 months of diagnosis, so this charity is very close to my heart.

If caught in time, 90% of bowel cancer cases can be treated successfully so any opportunity to raise awareness and funds for the on-going fight against bowel cancer and to promote early detection is so important to me and my family.

http://www.jodileefoundation.org.au/

Kate Tape, Accounts Manager, Governance Matters
Supports the Cancer Council

Sadly through family losses this charity is close to my heart. I held a Biggest Morning Tea recently to help raise funds and help make a small difference to those people affected by cancer.

http://www.cancersa.org.au/

Ben Miels, Managing Partner, Edwards Marshall
Supports the Australian Childhood Foundation

I nominate the Australian Childhood Foundation as my preferred charity. I am disgusted with what has transpired in respect of the abuse of so many children within many Institutions that had an unequivocal obligation to protect children. Amongst other things, ACF provides safety to children and educates others on how to do so.

http://www.childhood.org.au/

What Effective Chairs Do Video -Mary Potter Foundation

The Mary Potter Foundation supports specialised palliative and end of life care, unique support programs, education and research for people with life limiting illnesses and their families.
http://www.marypotter.org.au/

Board Evaluations Video- SYC

SYC is a community organisation centred on employment, training and youth services. With a core purpose to positively affect the lives of young people in Australia, each year SYC helps more than 45,000 people of all ages in the areas of Home, Wellbeing, Learning and Working.
http://syc.net.au/