2011 Make the Difference! Grants announced

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$50,000 in grants goes to local charities supported by financial planners. Six grants totaling $50,000 were announced today by Future2, giving vital support to grassroots projects working to transform the lives of disadvantaged young Australians who are at risk. The six were selected from 33 applications, each endorsed by a local financial planning professional.  Four […]

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Advance copies of Gwen Fletcher’s biography raise $2,300 for Future2

The first three advance soft cover copies of Gwen Fletcher’s biography, Running between the Raindrops, co-authored by Gwen and Julie Bennett, last night sold for $1000, $800 and $500 respectively at the Financial Planning Association (FPA) Professionals Dinner held in conjunction with the FPA Conference in Brisbane. Gwen’s profits from the sale of the book […]

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Victorian student wins AMP University Challenge

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Michelle Walker, a Bachelor of Business student from La Trobe University in Victoria, has won the inaugural AMP University Challenge. The AMP University Challenge is an Australian-first financial planning competition, giving students from Australian universities the opportunity to find out first-hand what being a financial planner is all about. Created by AMP and supported by […]

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Australia’s first skyscraper to host AMP charity abseil

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AMP employees and members of the public will be given a unique opportunity to abseil off the iconic AMP building at Circular Quay as part of a charity event this October. The heritage listed landmark will play host to the Abseil for Youth event on 21 and 22 October, with participants launching themselves off the […]

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Final call: are we a profession or an industry?

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Fundraisers ask Australia’s financial planners to vote with their wallets and show a beating community heart. The 2011 BT Future2 Wheel Classic cyclists arrived in Martin Place at end of 1250km road from Bourke, shy of $100k target to support disadvantaged young Australians. In Martin Place on Friday 16 September the achievement of four long […]

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Lord Mayor to welcome cyclists at the end of 1,250km road

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A 1,250 marathon cycle ride from Bourke to Sydney – set to raise $100,00 from the financial planning profession to support disadvantaged young Australians – sets out from Bourke on 7 September and ends in Martin Place on Friday 16 September. Ray Griffin and Peter Bobbin, both founding trustees of Future2, the foundation of the […]

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Future2 reports 33 applications for 2011 Make the Difference! grants

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Financial planners have shown the depth and spread of their support for deserving community projects working with disadvantaged young Australians by endorsing grant applications to the Future2 Foundation from 33 charities and not for profit bodies from across Australia. “The grant applications – the highest number received since the program was established in 2007 – […]

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Passion, professionalism and pride – a ‘beating heart’ challenge

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The beating heart of a committed profession is its capacity to give back – and in so doing uphold the values of respect and integrity within its community.  As the dedicated foundation of the Australian financial planning profession, Future2 today calls upon all professional financial planners to show their true beating heart.  In return, the […]

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Competition heats up for AMP University Challenge

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With one month left until the 9 September deadline for entries, the AMP University Challenge is set to be a fierce competition with 119 teams – 171 participants in total – already registered to take part. The AMP University Challenge is an Australian-first financial planning competition open to students from Australia’s 38 universities who want […]

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BT Future2 Wheel Classic: financial planners get on their bikes for charity

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2011 BT Future2 Wheel Classic opens for registrations   A former Chair of the FPA and one of the leading lawyers to the financial services industry are in training to cycle 1250km from Bourke to Sydney (7-16 September 2011).  Their target is to raise $100,000 – funds that will give a second chance to some […]

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