Grants of over $115,000 awarded
At the Future2 Gala Dinner on 19 November, Future2 announced its largest award of grants to date. In addition to the $40,000 committed to the four multi-year recipients announced in 2014, over $75,000 was granted to eight community not-for-profits around Australia. Each application had the backing of a FPA member.
|AWARDED TO||STATE/TERRITORY||ENDORSED BY||AMOUNT|
|Albury Wodonga Volunteer Resource Bureau||NSW||Ian Clark CFP®||$10,000|
|BackTrack Youth Works||NSW||Matt Meehan CFP®||$10,000*|
|Bridge Builders Youth Organisation||VIC||Craig Ralph CFP®||$10,000*|
|The Esther Foundation||WA||Randall Stout CFP®||$10,000**|
|Launceston City Mission||TAS||David Gibson CFP®||$8,333**|
|National Joblink||QLD||Danny Maher CFP®||$9,000|
|National Joblink||NT||Susie Erratt CFP®||$10,000|
|Palngun Wurnangat Association||NT||Kathy Havers CFP®||$10,000*|
|Women’s Health and Family Services||WA||Kelly-Louise Pillay CFP®||$10,000*|
|Youth Connect||VIC||Hari Maragos CFP®||$8,000|
|Youth Futures||WA||Antony Black AFP®||$10,000**|
|Youth Opportunities||SA||Eddie Bell AFP®||$10,000**|
*2nd year of $30,000 grant 2014-16
**lst year of $30,000 grant 2015-17
Wheel Classic 2015
Thank you to our cycling
heroes and supporters!
The sixth annual Future2 Wheel Classic completed a 1,100 km cycle ride from Manly, on Sydney’s northern beaches, arriving in Brisbane on 18 November, to a welcome at th FPA Professionals Congress. Fundraising has topped $128,500 and is still rising.
The 2015 Wheel Classic is proudly supported by AMP (Gold Partner), the Financial Planning Association and Matrix Planning Solutions(Silver Partners).
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and cards here!
Send greetings to friends, colleagues and business associates with a Future2 hamper or card. We benefit from a small percentage of the cost of each card (printed or e-card) and 10% of the value of hampers.
2015 - a turning point
An increase in grants awarded, higher fundraising income and the growing support of the financial planning community. These developments made 2015 a turning point, says Future2 Chair Steve Helmich in the foundation's 2015 Annual Review.
"In my mind, we turned the corner from infancy to early adulthood", he says. He notes that members of the Financial Planning Association have endorsed more grant applications than ever, have taken a key role in reviewing grant applications; increased their contribution to fundraising and their involvement in the Future2's governance.
After six years at the helm, Steve announced his retirement from the Future2 Board. "My heart will remain with Future2, and my conviction that Future2 will continue to foster widespread respect and trust in the financial advice profession."
The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) has named Christopher More CFP from Optimum LifeFocus Financial Planning in Adelaide the winner of the 2015 Future2 Community Service Award.
Manly ocean front was the departure point for a challenging 1100+km fundraising cycle ride from Sydney to Brisbane on Tuesday 10 November.
Making a real difference
Take a couple of minutes to hear from Future2 grant recipients and some of the financial planners who are contributing to better lives for young Australians in need.
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.