Macquarie Group Foundation 2018 Annual Review

Strengthening our communities for over 30 years

Emma Austin and Arunthethy Thevaraja, Winners of Fundraiser of the Year, 2018 Macquarie Staff in the Community Awards

Chair's message

Macquarie Group Foundation 2018 Annual Review 3:03

25 Jul 2018

Message from Shemara Wikramanayake – Chair, Macquarie Group Foundation

Our focus on the communities where Macquarie staff live and work helps to maximise our social impact by leveraging our staff time, expertise and networks as well as providing funding together with our staff. Since our inception in 1985, together with our staff, we have contributed $A330 million to community organisations around the world.

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Our people

How staff in Australia have supported the community over the year:

We volunteered our time and skills to support children’s education and those affected by cancer. We’ve supported people living on or around the streets of Kings Cross and those suffering from the loss of a loved one.

We matched our Australian staff’s fundraising efforts in support of abandoned and disadvantaged kids in China and underprivileged women and children in Sri Lanka.

Image caption: Artur Kaluza (sixth from right), Winner of Pro Bono Adviser of the Year, 2018 Macquarie Staff in the Community Awards, pictured with the School for Life team in Uganda.

How staff in Australia have supported the community over the year:

We volunteered our time and skills to support children’s education and those affected by cancer. We’ve supported people living on or around the streets of Kings Cross and those suffering from the loss of a loved one.

We matched our Australian staff’s fundraising efforts in support of abandoned and disadvantaged kids in China and underprivileged women and children in Sri Lanka.

Image caption: Artur Kaluza (sixth from right), Winner of Pro Bono Adviser of the Year, 2018 Macquarie Staff in the Community Awards, pictured with the School for Life team in Uganda.

How staff in the Americas have supported the community over the year:

We responded to relief efforts following unprecedented natural disasters. We matched fundraising efforts to help feed New York’s homeless, support sick children and their families and rehabilitate incarcerated people through the power of music.

Our staff took the pledge to mentor young people and celebrated that 100 young people have graduated from the LEADs mentoring program, a long time grant partner.

Image caption: Calgary staff hosted over 400 people at the Annual Shuck off and Seafood Feast held during Foundation Week 2017.

How staff in Asia have supported the community over the year:

We funded shelters for abused and underprivileged children in Korea.  We matched fundraising efforts in aid of a home for at-risk girls in Mumbai and organisations working to support vulnerable communities  across Asia.

We volunteered our time at after school education centres in Japan, on community radio programs for job seekers in Gurugram and as role models for young girls considering a career in technology in Singapore.

Image caption: During 2017 Foundation Week, Manila staff held a fundraising event for the Make a Wish Foundation.

How staff in EMEA have supported the community over the year:

We volunteered our time to mentor students in London and helped build capacity for eight non-profits using staff skills on six-month-long projects. Staff in our European offices and in South Africa volunteer their time to support homeless shelters and orphanages.

We matched fundraising efforts to enable more children to get a good education in Romania, to train a new assistance guide dog in Ireland and responded to relief efforts following fires in both the UK and South Africa.

Image caption: During 2017 Foundation Week, London staff held a cycling challenge with Helen Richardson-Walsh, Olympic gold medal hockey player.

Staff champions

Each year, outstanding staff contributions to the community are recognised through our Macquarie Staff in the Community Awards. Individual winners and team awardees receive $A10,000 to donate to the non-profit organisations they support while the office winner receives $A20,000. Highly Commended awards of $A2,000 are also given.

Fundraiser of the Year

Volunteer of the Year Award

Pro Bono Adviser of the Year Award

Team of the Year Award

Office of the Year Award

Grant making focus area

Our impact

Americas

America Needs You.

Australia

KidsXpress

Asia

Modern slavery project

Europe, the Middle East and Africa

ReachOut

Our grant partners**

Americas
EMEA
Asia
ANZ

Social innovation

From left to right: Shemara Wikramanayake (Macquarie Group Foundation), Professor Nadia Badawi, Rob White, Peter Horsley, Tracey Jordan (Cerebral Palsy Alliance) and Lisa George (Macquarie Group Foundation).

In 2017, Macquarie’s biannual Social Innovation Award was awarded to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA), an organisation providing services to thousands of people with a physical or neurological disability and their families. CPA is using the $100,000 Award to fund its ‘Remarkable Accelerator Program’, which provides seed funding and support to early stage start-ups using technology to facilitate social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities.

Rob White, CPA's CEO, says the charity's vision is to maximise independence for people with disabilities through access to the latest technologies, specialised equipment and products that can enrich their lives.

"This Award will enable us to provide four $20,000 grants over two years to disability tech focused start-ups. Additional funds will be used to engage user testers (people with disabilities) to help with product validation of start-up products and services, and for mentor facilitation and recognition."

Previous Macquarie Social Innovation recipients are Hello Sunday Morning (2015) and The Fogarty Foundation (2014).

Macquarie Group Collection Year in review

A part of the Macquarie Group Foundation, the Macquarie Group Collection acquires art by emerging Australian artists, in all media, around the theme of The Land and Its Psyche.

Established in 1987, the Collection is on display in more than 40 Macquarie offices worldwide and includes more than 800 works, which are selected by a volunteer committee of Macquarie Group staff and a curatorial expert. The Macquarie Group Collection has a 30-year heritage of supporting emerging Australian artists.

Now in its sixth year, the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize supports and recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists.

The Macquarie Group First Nations Emerging Curator Award was established by Macquarie Group Foundation and the Australia Council for the Arts to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Macquarie Group Collection and mark the 50th Anniversary year of the 1967 Referendum.

James Tylor, Un-resettling (A frame hut), 2013, hand coloured digital print edition of 5, 50 x 50cm © the artist.

Macquarie Group First Nations Emerging Curator Recipient

In September 2017 Freja Carmichael won the inaugural award. A Ngugi woman, belonging to the Quandamooka People of Moreton Bay, Ms Carmichael has worked broadly across the Indigenous visual arts sector.

Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize

Sydney-based visual artist Liam Garstang was awarded for his work The twin hanging trees. With financial and acquisitive components to the award, Liam will receive $15,000 and his work was acquired by the Macquarie Group Collection.

Macquarie Sports
Year in review

Participation in sport plays an important role in strengthening and developing children and communities. The social, health and lifestyle benefits associated with sport shouldn’t be limited to those who can afford to participate. Macquarie Sports removes this barrier to participation in sport by providing free clinics to a wide range of communities around the country.

Utilising high profile sports people as ambassadors for the program, the aim is to inspire and motivate those participating. Macquarie Sports has directly reached over 200,000 children since 1999 with 5,318 children participating in the last calendar year.

* Contribution figures comprise Macquarie Group Foundation matching support for staff donations and fundraising; Foundation donations to commemorate staff attaining 10-year and 25-year anniversaries at Macquarie; Foundation grants to not-for-profit organisations to recognise 12 months of board service by a Macquarie employee; and Macquarie Group and Foundation grants to community organisations. In the 12 months to 31 March 2019.

** Grant funds either paid in full or utilised during the 12 months to 31 March 2019.