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The Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program has passed the one year mark and brought with it waves of success.
One year has passed since the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program was launched and the results have been outstanding. Supported and organised by the PMH Foundation, two teams of young and energetic leaders have taken on the philanthropic challenge and set their sights even higher, all in support of child health.
The leadership program was established as a way to encourage a younger generation of philanthropists. Mentors and speakers from all walks of life have come together to inspire, support and develop these new leaders on their journey.
Mentors include professional director and board advisor Fiona Harris and Michael McNulty, Managing Partner at Deloitte.
Team members have been brought together by their common goal of achieving outstanding social outcomes in the broader community. These new leaders were sourced from vastly different professions, ages and backgrounds.
Program coordinator Deirdre Whiston explains, “We challenged each of the two teams with raising a minimum of $30,000 and they are blowing us out of the water”.
Team Whiston, led by NS Projects Finance and Practice Manager, Daniel Whiston are focusing on Aboriginal child health. They have been raising funds to support a 3D Facial Imaging project for Aboriginal children in remote areas. The project, undertaken by Princess Margaret Hospital is already underway thanks to a generous $50,000 donation from the Gold Fields Australia Foundation. Team Whiston also have a second, three-year proposal out to ensure the project’s future.
Team Tearne, led by Brookfield Multiplex Marketing Manager Emma Tearne, are supporting Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and have created a campaign called ‘Dolphins in the City’.
‘Dolphins in the City’ is a vibrant public art event that will take place around Perth in 2017. Local artists will be recruited to paint a pod of colourful dolphins to raise awareness and valuable funds for PMH. Team Tearne hope to raise over $500,000 on their quest to support clinical experts drive change, and sponsorship deals for the event are currently being worked on.
If you’d like to apply to be a part of the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program for 2016/2017, please contact Deirdre Whiston on 9489 1142 or register your interest via email.