R.M. Ansett Trust gives $300,000 for children and youth

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The R.M. Ansett Trust has announced grants totalling $300,000 to support children and young people in Victoria. The charitable trust established by Sir Reginald Ansett has the objective of “assisting children to take their place in life”.  Grants have been awarded to a range of charities including SHINE for Kids, Scope (Vic) and Good Beginnings […]

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Senior advice executive joins the Future2 board

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One of the financial advice sector’s most prominent senior executives has joined the board of Future2 Foundation. Marianne Perkovic, Executive General Manager Advice at Commonwealth Bank, was unanimously endorsed as a Future2 director/trustee at a recent board meeting, for a three year term. Future2 Chair Steve Helmich warmly welcomed Ms Perkovic to the board. “Marianne […]

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Financial planners create a brighter future for kids in need

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2014 Future2 Wheel Classic opens for registrations Cyclists in the financial planning community can now register online to join the 2014 Future2 Wheel Classic. Their challenge is raise $100,000 by riding from Melbourne to Adelaide, 13-19 November, arriving to a reception on the eve of the FPA Professionals Congress. Now in its fifth year, the […]

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Macquarie Life supports the National Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of stroke risk

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Macquarie Life is supporting the National Stroke Foundation to raise awareness of stroke risk through sponsorship of the Stroke Solidarity String across Australia. The Stroke Solidarity String is an indigo string worn on the wrist, symbolising the connection between all people touched by stroke, the flow of blood and the healthy function of the brain […]

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Financial Planners called on to help award philanthropic grants

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Future2 opens 2014 grants to applications, committing $70,000 Regional Chapters of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) are being called on to help allocate $70,000 worth of grants, based on their strong community roots and local knowledge. Marking a new decision-making process for the Future2 ‘Make a Difference’ grants, the Regional Chapters will be involved in […]

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Lara Bourguignon appointed Chair of MLC Community Foundation

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The MLC Community Foundation has appointed Lara Bourguignon as its new Chair taking effect from 1 April 2014. Established in 2008 as part of MLC, the wealth management arm of NAB, the Foundation provides tangible support to Australian communities by investing in key areas of need and employee interest and, in particular, improving the mental […]

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Genesys advisers raise $1 million for Children First

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AMP’s Genesys Wealth Advisers has raised over $1 million for children’s charity Children First Foundation, with a recent surge in fundraising of $51,000 tipping the total raised by Genesys into seven figures since the first donation in 1999. Children First Foundation aids children from developing and war torn countries to have life changing surgery in […]

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Million dollar scholarship program boosts students’ success

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Young Australians have shared in more than $1 million worth of scholarships thanks to Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and its program partners. This year the Bank has handed out more than 170 scholarships, to first and second year students. The program has been made possible thanks to support from the Bank’s Community Bank® network, and […]

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BT and School for Social Entrepreneurs launch Social Entrepreneur Incubator

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BT and the School for Social Entrepreneurs have  launched a new program to support Australia’s emerging social entrepreneurs. The SSE & BT Social Entrepreneur Incubator is an annual learning program for up to 25 students who have an idea for a start-up venture with a lasting community benefit. BT, one of Australia’s most respected and […]

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Inspiring Change in Financial Advice

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The Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Inspire (AFA Inspire) initiative is throwing its support behind International Women’s Day this weekend in order to encourage women in the wider community to seek financial advice for a more secure financial future. AFA Inspire Chair, Deborah Kent, said the International Women’s Day theme Inspiring Change holds a very […]

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