07/04/2015 - 15:51

Emerging leaders focus on funds

07/04/2015 - 15:51

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The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation has officially launched its Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program, with some of the state’s highest-profile business leaders joining 14 young professionals in a team-based fundraising challenge.

Emerging leaders focus on funds
BIG PICTURE: The teams with mentors, coaches and business leaders at the ELiP launch.

The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation has officially launched its Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program, with some of the state’s highest-profile business leaders joining 14 young professionals in a team-based fundraising challenge.

The two ELiP teams established for 2015 were named and their selected challenge revealed at the launch, with the goal being to raise a minimum of $30,000.

One team, led by Brookfield Office Properties marketing manager WA Emma Tearne, will seek to raise funds for mental health; the other team, headed by NS Projects finance and practice manager Daniel Whiston, will focus on Aboriginal health.

Both teams will work together to develop and implement a unique strategy to raise the funds needed to meet their goals, aided by mentors, coaches and one-off sessions with eight business heavyweights.

As previously revealed by Business News, professional non-executive director Fiona Harris and Deloitte WA managing partner Michael McNulty will each play a mentoring role with one of the teams.

In addition, professional coach Margo Halbert and broadcaster Gerry Gannon will provide coaching advice to both teams as they tackle this challenge.

Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder, Brookfield Multiplex executive director strategy & finance Sharon Warburton, iiNet founder Michael Malone, former state minister Cheryl Edwardes, National Australia Bank and Woodside Petroleum chairman Michael Chaney, leading car retailer John Hughes, home builder Dale Alcock and philanthropist Tonya McCusker will each conduct ‘fireside’ discussions with the teams during the next six months.

PMH Foundation manager corporate relationships Deirdre Whiston said the ELiP program had been developed via consultation with industry experts to devise an innovative way to bring younger people into philanthropy, as well as assisting their careers along the way.

Other members of the team focused on mental health are: Catholic Education Western Australia research and policy officer Ainslie Perrigo; Deloitte national business development manager David Pusey; City of Perth manager marketing, communications and events, Louise Scott; Perkins TPD contracts manager Matt Lucarelli; Town of Mosman Park executive manager technical services Matthew MacPherson; and Fremantle Ports chief finance officer/general manager commercial and corporate services Tanvi Haria.

The team members led by Mr Whiston, who are raising funds to support Aboriginal health are: Evlyn Forever Holdings managing director Adam Frediani; Linkletters owner and creative director Amy Ward; KPMG analyst – corporate finance (M&A) Cameron Waugh; Microsoft solution specialist, cloud infrastructure, Darian Mack; KPMG senior manager Gemma Modra; and Herbert Smith Freehills solicitor Hannah Atkins.

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