Philanthropy & Charity

CEO lunch with Janet Holmes a Court

Perhaps best known these days for her support of the local arts and culture scene, Janet Holmes a Court spoke to Business News over lunch at Julio's in West Perth about her first career as a teacher, how she was thrust into corporate life following the sudden death of her husband, Robert, and her current projects.

Charity fatigue hits cyclists on fundraising road

WA hosted 20 major charity bike rides during the past year, collectively raising about $10 million, but the numbers are set to fall.

Vale J Barrey Williams

Well known Perth business and charitable community identity J Barrey Williams has passed away after a battle with illness.

Man’s best friend in the workplace

Perth photographer Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne is on a mission to uncover Western Australia's most dog-friendly workplaces.  

Charity runs get more competitive

The City to Surf has become an iconic WA event over the past 42 years but its status as the state's largest charity run is under threat from a relatively new event that employs a very different business model.

Geos dig deep for cancer

Perth geologist Scott Halley has come up with an innovative and highly effective way to combine professional development for his peers with fundraising for prostate cancer.

Royal Flying Doctor lands $23.7m grant

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today received $23.7 million from the state government's Royalties for Regions program to help fund additional and replacement aircraft as well as developments at its Broome facilites. 

Lawyers inject $10k into WA community

An army of lawyers contributed $10,000 to the Western Australia community today through expert training and donations to not-for-profit legal centres. 

WA CEOs ready to rug up for sleepout

More than 100 of the state's business leaders will bed down at the WACA Ground tomorrow night for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising awareness and funds for the homeless in Western Australia.

Poynton features among Queen's Birthday honours

Prominent corporate adviser John Poynton, former mining executive Bill Turner, and Supreme Court judge Carmel McLure are among the Western Australian luminaries to receive honours as part of this year's Queen's Birthday awards.

Fini named 2016 Western Australian of the Year

Property developer and arts philanthropist Adrian Fini was named on Friday evening as 2016 Western Australian of the Year.

Coffee pods connect to charities

A new online coffee pod business with a focus on charity giving was launched in Perth last night.

$200m pumped into Hancock foundation

SPECIAL REPORT: Wealthy Western Australians have made some eye-popping philanthropic pledges over the years but none as large as one of Gina Rinehart's recent moves.

Family foundations back niche publisher

SPECIAL REPORT: A specialist indigenous publisher in Broome has achieved its most successful fundraising campaign, after Creative Partnerships Australia helped it secure the backing of two philanthropic family foundations in Perth.


The Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia has appointed Ross Wortham chief executive officer. Mr Wortham started with YACWA in January as director, policy and advocacy.

Fall in WA charity giving

Western Australia's economic slowdown has hit the charity sector, with the value of donations per person falling last year, in contrast to every other state where the value of donations increased, a new report has found.

Vale Geoff Rasmussen

Western Australian corporate leader Geoff Rasmussen passed away on Friday night after a long battle with cancer.

Cancer Council WA launches its afternoon tea fund raiser

The Cancer Council WA has launched its 2016 Australia's Biggest Morning Tea, urging businesses to help reach $1.7 million this year.

40under40: Lewis turns experience into action

Jade Lewis's program to help female offenders gain employment, overcome stigma and resist temptation is now being expanded into a social enterprise.

40under40: Fair Game plays out van Bockxmeer vision

John van Bockxmeer has been named a 40under40 finalist for his commitment to creating healthier WA communities. He has also been recognised with the Inspiring Possibilities award.