Bank launches largest scholarship program yet

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Studying his VCE in the rural Victorian town of Horsham in 2012, Saif Kahn’s dreams of becoming a diplomat in Central Asia were literally a world away. Living without his parents, and forced to support himself through his year 12; this 18- year-old from a non-English speaking background had to work harder than most to achieve his goals. But […]

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Real life stories drive Australians to give more

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New foundation announces the selected charities for inaugural edition of The Australian Charity Storybook to connect charities with corporate and individual givers. A new not for profit foundation launched The Australian Charity Storybook and website – an innovative new resource designed to build stronger emotional connections between Australians who want to give and the charities that need their support. The […]

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AMP Abseil for Youth 2013

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For the fourth year in a row, AMP hosted the AMP Abseil for Youth on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 October, raising money for the Sir David Martin Foundation’s Triple Care Farm, which helps disadvantaged youth rebuild their lives. Over 200 people participated in the abseil this year, each raising money for the Sir David […]

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High performing fund contributes record $2 million to not-for-profits

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Doing good, delivers good investment returns On the milestone occasion of its five year anniversary, Third Link Growth Fund (the Fund) today announced that it has contributed over $2,000,000 since its inception to charitable causes supporting young Australians. Speaking about the success of the Fund, which invests in Australian listed shares, Founder and Investment Manager, Chris Cuffe […]

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Financial advisers cycle 1250 km – finishing in Sydney

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Twenty financial advisers and friends were elated as they rolled into the Sydney CBD last weekend at the end of a nine-day, 1250 km cycle ride from Melbourne to Sydney. “They had completed the ride of a lifetime, smashing personal goals and physical challenges, with the added satisfaction of knowing they had raised tens of […]

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On the road to raising $$$ for disadvantaged young Australians

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After months of training and weeks of fundraising, financial planners finally got on the road early Saturday with the Future2 Wheel Classic, the epic annual cycle ride organised by Future2, the Foundation of the Financial Planning Association. Setting out from Old Treasury Building in Melbourne, most of the cyclists were looking forward to nine days […]

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Financial planners with a heart – and strong legs!

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Future2 Wheel Classic, 5-13 October Future2’s annual cycling fundraising event takes to the road next month on a 1250 k route from Melbourne to Sydney.  When the Future2 Wheel Classic arrives in Sydney on 13 October, 5,000 km will have been covered in four Wheel Classics, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help disadvantaged young […]

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Advisers support the financially disadvantaged through smart shopping

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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 the Future2 foundation. “There are so many worthwhile […]

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Tax time isn’t the only time to give, says microfinance provider

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As the end of the financial year approaches, many of us are looking more closely than usual at our financial affairs, including tax deductible charitable donations.  But rather than focusing solely on one-off gifts, how many of us are thinking about aligning our personal values with our financial goals through structured philanthropy? This is the […]

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Future2 Wheel Classic fundraiser spawns a “Virtual” ride

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Cyclist registrations for the Future2 Virtual Wheel Classic are now open! When the 2013 Future2 Wheel Classic hits the Melbourne to Sydney road on 5 October, dozens of ‘virtual’ cyclists from the financial planning community may have covered the distance already –  cycling the 1250km in 10 weeks rather than 9 days. Future2, the foundation […]

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