Philanthropy in the Pub – Melbourne

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Philanthropy in the Pub – Melbourne
October 25 @ 6:00 pm
October 25 @ 8:00 pm
The Benevolent Society
October 3, 2017
Beer Deluxe
Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

After the success of its Sydney Philanthropy in the Pub events, this is The Benevolent Society’s first Melbourne event.

Philanthropy in the Pub is a place to discover new ways of giving and learn from those who are experienced in philanthropy. The event provides opportunities to network and explore the many faces of engagement and giving for social change. This event is designed for those who are seeking a personal social conscience/philanthropic journey rather than those who are only working in the philanthropic industry.

This session will be on collective giving – the coming together of individuals to jointly fund social change through scaled impact.

Our Q+A style panellists consist of inspiring experts, including: Rikki Andrews, Co-Founder / Committee Member, Impact100 Melbourne and Georgia Matthews, Executive Director, the Channel

Rikki Andrews: Rikki is a philanthropic advisor with over 12 years’ experience working with trustee companies, private and public foundations and tertiary education institutions. She is currently employed as Philanthropy Strategist at Deakin University and is the Foundation Advisor to a private family foundation. In 2013 Rikki co-founded Impact100Melbourne, Melbourne’s first giving circle. She is also a Founding Member of the Melbourne Women’s Fund and The Channel. Rikki holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Adelaide, a Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management from the University of Queensland and a Masters in Social Science (Philanthropy and Social Investment) from Swinburne University of Technology. Her Masters thesis identified the resources available to assist Trusted Advisors in promoting philanthropy in Australia.

Georgia Mathews: Georgia founded The Channel Giving Circle at the end of 2016 and is currently the organisation’s Executive Director. The Channel funds lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) opportunities nationally, and has a focus on ‘growing the pot of gold under the rainbow’. The first cause-based giving circle in Australia, The Channel has a growing membership of more than 70 Members across five states. Georgia also works as Community Philanthropy Coordinator for the Inner North Community Foundation and sits on the Board of the Urgent Action Fund Asia Pacific. She has worked for Social Ventures Australia and the Australian Women Donors Network and is currently completing her Master of Social Investment and Philanthropy at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Social Impact.


Cost: $25, includes 2 x drinks and canapes.

To buy tickets go to the website.

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Community Sector Banking to 6 not-for-profit organisations tackling family violence and homelessness.


  • Sydney Community Foundation and Sydney Airport to 107 Projects


  • Ramaciotti Foundations to 7 Australian biomedical researchers

    $1.7 million

  • Christine Wilson and Family to Snowdome Foundation

    $5.5 million

  • Kennards Hire to Redkite


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