Introduction

Established in 1987, the Melbourne Anglican Foundation was the inspiration of Archbishop David Penman who thought it was critical that the Diocese look for new ways to raise funds for future ministries. An initial seventy-five members paid a joining fee which made up the corpus on which the Foundation was built.

The corpus is invested by a board of directors and provides an income stream to cover administration and staff costs and to provide for the distribution of grants to approved diocesan and parish projects.

The Melbourne Anglican Foundation supports the work of the Anglican Church in Melbourne and Geelong.

Since its inception the Foundation has evolved into administering a number of other funds:

The corpus is invested by a board of directors and provides an income stream to cover administration and staff costs and to provide for the distribution of grants to approved diocesan and parish projects.

  • The Melbourne Anglican Youth Fund
  • The Melbourne Anglican Foundation Chaplaincy Fund
  • Migrants and Refugees Settlement Fund
  • Melbourne Anglican Benevolent Society
  • Melbourne Anglican Cultural Organisation

If you wish to take up this unique opportunity to support the Anglican Church by becoming a member of the Foundation please contact:

Executive Officer
Ms Sharon Osborne
Tel: (03) 9653 4286
Email: foundation@melbourneanglican.org.au

 

 From the Executive Officer

 

Friendship seems to be a theme of our supplement this year. This was one of the themes that Canon Ray Cleary highlighted at the end of the recent Multi Cultural Conference. This also came through strongly in our article about the camps we support in the Karen community.

The Foundation, through our Youth Fund, also supports the Easter Journey camp, where I recently witnessed an inspiring example of friendship between two teenagers who attended the Camp held in March at Philip Island. Seth attended with his Dad, and didn’t know any of the other teens. It didn’t take him very long to meet Habib and they became inseparable during the entire weekend. Together they attended all the activities of the camp, such as the Flying Fox and the African Drumming and I overheard
Seth begging his Dad for permission to stay in Habib’s room on Saturday night. At the end of the camp Facebook details were
exchanged, so that they could keep in touch. For those of us observing
this friendship, the best part was that Habib was Seth’s African friend, and Seth was Habib’s Australian born friend.

In ways like this, our Board continues to work diligently in setting a stable platform for the Foundation to grow its corpus. You can be part of this growth by becoming a
member of the Foundation through a membership fee or committing to a bequest. If you would like to discuss this please contact me or one of our Board for further details.
In the past 12 months, the Foundation has engaged in over 50 projects within the Diocese by providing funding, assisting in grant applications or auspicing donations. Our supplement is a snapshot of our work.

I ask you to consider supporting this work by making a donation using the form over the page, or contacting me on (03) 9653 4286.

Thank you for partnering with us in the ministries of the Diocese.

Sharon Osborne
Executive Officer
June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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