Poised for growth
An expanding grants program, stronger financial position and closer collaboration with the Financial Planning Association and its members, have created a firm foundation for Future2 as it enters a seventh year of operation.
Gathered for a strategy and board meeting in late January, Future2 welcomed two additional board directors: Patrick Canion CFP® and Mark Rantall CFP®. Under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in mid 2013 between Future2 and FPA with a view to cementing and extending their relationship, three FPA board directors now sit on the Future2 board.
Explore our Giving Hub
A new Future2 GIVING HUB is designed to make online giving and fundraising simple and fun. The hub is a network of microsites that make it easy to create a fundraising events, raise funds to mark special occasions, create or support professional event fundraising, or participate in a challenge event.
The Hub builds on the existing Future2 fundraising site hosted by Everyday Hero, which has provided a successful platform for online donations and registrations for fundraising events, including the annual Future2 Wheel Classic.
Cycle the Wheel Classic!
The fifth annual Future2 Wheel Classic is on the calendar - this year taking a Melbourne to Adelaide route between 13-19 November.
Online registration opens in March. Meanwhile, email your expression of interest to ride to .
You'll be helping to create a brighter future for kids in need.
The power of storytelling
Two Future2 grant recipients are among the 30 charities whose remarkable work is told through real-life, emotional stories in the Australian Charity Storybook, published in November by the Not for Profit Foundation.
FRANS and Byron Community Centre have received multiple grants from Future2 to support their inspiring programs helping disadvantaged kids to a better future. FPA members heard Rostyn and Stephanie from Byron Community tell their stories at the FPA Congress this year. Tom and Tara also tugged our heartstrings at the FPA Conference in 2011. Now you can read their stories and be inspired all over again - just click the links above!
It takes guts to face an audience for the first time and tell your story. That's what Darcy and Heritage did last week - inspiring the students of Intake 25 at AMP Horizons Academy when they hosted a fundraising evening in support of Future2 at Strike Bowling in Chatswood.
On Friday 28 February Gwen Fletcher AM passed away peacefully in Turramurra NSW. Future2 was proud to have Gwen as inaugural Patron. She was a lady of immense warmth and grace. What made her exceptional was her foresight and determination.
On a rare visit to Sydney, Margo Northey, the inspirational head of the Palngun Wurnangat Association received a $10,000 grant cheque from Future2 Chair Steve Helmich. The grant is supporting retail and hospitality training for local young women in Thamarrurr country, enabling them to work in the T-House and takeaway run by the Association.
Hearts and Heroes - on film
Through Future2 you can help us make a lasting difference in the lives of those disadvantaged young Australians who need our help. Watch our short films, and you'll see the living proof!
... supports those most in need
A new initiative to raise funds for the Future2 Foundation is designed to encourage donations without needing to ask for cold, hard cash. Shop for the Future is an online shopping portal for the financial planning community, where a percentage of each purchase, normally around 10%, is donated to Future2.
Go shopping now!