On Monday 9th March 2020 we celebrated reaching the important milestone of having $100M under trust for Queensland charities. Patron The Honourable Mike Ahern AO recalled the early days of QCF when the fund was seeded with just $300,000 in 1997. Many of those who played a role in QCF’s growth were able to join Mike and QCF Chair The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC at an event hosted by Founding Sponsor QIC’s CEO Damien Frawley.
Acting Public Trustee Samay Zhouand, our other Founding Sponsor, also shared some insights into the management of the fund which remains the largest community foundation in Queensland.
Margaret McMurdo also announced that nominations for QCF 2020 Philanthropist of the Year Awards are officially open. We encourage you to nominate your favourite philanthropists to recognise and honour their great work.