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					                                                                                                                      ■ WORLD FIRST FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

                                                                                                                      ■ SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED FOR YOUTH
                                                                                                                      ■ TRAILWALKERS AWARDED

                                                                                                                      ■ A NETBALL FIRST IN PERTH

    ISSUE FOUR 2007

The Macquarie Group Foundation’s annual volunteering        Harry volunteers with a number of not-for-profit
awards recognise the community activities of staff          organisations which support disadvantaged
across the organisation.                                    communities in the Philippines. He is on the Advisory
                                                            Board of International Care Ministries and works
The Macquarie Group Foundation Volunteer of the Year
                                                            closely with Gawad Kalinga Community Development
Winners for 2007 are Timothy Toner from Macquarie
Capital in Sydney, Aubin Dupree from Real Estate
                                                            Foundation. With the support of colleagues, Harry is
                                                            raising funds to help build over 100 houses in one of
                                                                                                                       MESSAGE FROM
Capital in North America, Harry Turner from Information
Technology Group in Hong Kong and Bobbie Matthews
                                                            the area’s worst slums. In addition, Harry volunteers      DAVID CLARKE
                                                            with Crossroads in Hong Kong and International China       The 2007 nominations for the Macquarie Group
from Macquarie Capital in Melbourne.
                                                            Concern which provides assistance to orphans with          Foundation Volunteer of the Year Awards comprised
All of this years’ nominees provide outstanding             special care needs.                                        applications from staff right across the Group
support across a broad range of community causes                                                                       working in a broad range of volunteering capacities.
                                                            Bobbie volunteers with the Unity Foundation, an
around the world.                                                                                                      This year we were very pleased to announce four
                                                            organisation that aims to create opportunities in the
Tim recently helped organise and complete the CARE          lives of young indigenous people. Bobbie has provided      winners and five highly commended awards.
Australia Cycle Challenge to Cambodia and has also          support in a variety of ways, from mentoring, to           Each recipient has provided long-term support
helped strengthen their links with other corporates, and    helping create a communications strategy and event         and shown outstanding commitment to the
assisted in promoting and developing other fundraising      management. Bobbie also co-ordinates the Melbourne         organisations they serve. In recognition of their
initiatives. The smiling children seen above, were          Community Advisory Committee and is responsible for        contribution, each award winner receives $A10,000
photographed on his trip. Tim also participated in the      the organisation of the Big Buddy Reading Program,         and highly commended recipients receive $A2,000
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney event with team members            the Mission Australia Urban Quest and the SpiritWest       as a donation to their nominated community
Peter Long, Michael Walmsley and Lachlan Wiedersehn.        Services Fresh programs.                                   organisations. Some provide volunteer and pro-
The team won the Overall Highest Fundraiser Award,                                                                     bono support while others fundraise or serve on
                                                            Highly Commended Awards were made to Ross
after raising more than $A62,000 and set a new                                                                         the relevant Board of Directors. Collectively, this
                                                            Buchanan (Information Technology Group, Sydney)
fundraising record for Sydney. Tim is also a member                                                                    all amounts to a significant contribution to the
                                                            for his work with Kingsford Legal Centre, Melinda Lim
of the Sydney Community Advisory Committee and                                                                         communities they support.
                                                            (Macquarie Capital, Singapore) for her work with Tiong
volunteers for activities including the Big Buddy Reading
                                                            Bahru Community Centre Senior Citizens Executive           The Volunteer of the Year Awards are an important
program and the Pink Ribbon Breakfast.
                                                            Committee and Citizen’s Consultative Committee,            part of the Foundation’s staff support initiatives.
Aubin has been a volunteer with the American Red Cross      Jed Richards (Financial Services Group, Adelaide) for      Macquarie actively encourages and supports all
since 1998. In 2003, Aubin was elected to a senior role     his work with the Community Living Project, Stephen        staff in pursuing their community endeavours.
in Youth Advocacy and since that time, has continued        Thaxter (Financial Services Group, Sydney) for his work
his involvement at local, national and international                                                                   In addition to the Award winners, this edition of
                                                            with KidsXpress and Judy Warren (Real Estate Capital,
levels. Aubin primarily focuses on disaster relief and                                                                 Macquarie in the Community highlights the many
                                                            Chicago) for her work with the US Fund for UNICEF.
the support of young people. He has initiated a link to                                                                community activities undertaken by Macquarie staff
bring American youth in touch with representatives from                                                                worldwide.
40 countries around the world and has volunteered for
American Red Cross on overseas assignments.
FOUNDATION                                                                                                                OUR STAFF
Funding has been given to The Asian Women’s
Welfare Association for the Early Years Centre. Based
in Singapore, The Centre provides early intervention
therapy and educational support to children who are
autistic or suffer a disability.

Run by the Beacon Foundation in Australia, the Polish
program provides senior school students with the skills
to better equip themselves for work. The Foundation
has provided funding for the Program for the past two
years and the latest grant will assist with expansion and
to initiate a pilot program in primary schools.             TRAILWALKERS LEAD                                              HEART START IN
                                                            AWARDS NIGHT                                                   CHICAGO
SUPPORT FOR CARERS                                          For several years, Macquarie staff have taken part in the
The Mirabel Foundation, based in Australia assists          annual Oxfam Trailwalker events. A rugged 100 kilometre
children who have been orphaned or abandoned by             trek undertaken by teams, the Trailwalker is said to be one
parental illicit drug use and to support their kinship      of the toughest team events in the world.
carers. Capacity funding has been given to train local      This year, two Macquarie teams took part in Sydney. The
community service providers to improve the knowledge        ‘Trailing Commission’ team – comprising Timothy Toner,
and understanding of the specific needs of these             Peter Long, Michael Walmsley and Lachlan Wiedersehn
carers who are often grandparents or other relatives.       – won the Overall Highest Fundraiser Award, after
                                                            raising more than $A62,000. Pictured above, they also
RESEARCH INTO                                               took out the Highest Fundraiser Award for the Banking
                                                            sector. Not far behind them, the Macquarie Be Divas
YOUTH DEPRESSION                                            team – which included Amanda Davies, Kate Dale, Kate
In an Australian first, the Foundation is funding a          Fitzgerald and Kirsty Fell – came third in the fundraising
permanent PhD scholarship to research adolescent            stakes, raising more than $A47,000. Together, their
depression and suicide. The Macquarie Group                 fundraising efforts enabled Macquarie to win the State
                                                            Street Corporate Fundraising Challenge Award.                  Macquarie Real Estate and Macquarie Securities
Foundation PhD Scholarship in Adolescent
                                                                                                                           rallied 41 walkers for the American Heart Association’s
Depression and Suicide has been established with            Tim’s team made a commitment to their sponsors to
                                                                                                                           Start! Heart Walk in Chicago. The team, pictured
The Anika Foundation which seeks to raise awareness         finish as a complete team and despite the challenging
                                                                                                                           above, raised US$7,500 which was then matched by
and research into adolescent depression.                    conditions during the event, as well as some serious
                                                                                                                           the Macquarie Group Foundation. The walk aims to
                                                            team injuries, they completed the event as a team
                                                                                                                           create opportunities for people to improve their health
CARE FOR CHILDREN                                           of four in 34 hours and 39 minutes. They would
                                                                                                                           by walking and simultaneously raising money to help
                                                            especially like to thank one anonymous donor who
IN CHINA                                                    sent a $A20,000 cheque directly to Oxfam to support
                                                                                                                           fight heart disease.

Care for Children was founded in 1998 to support            their team’s fundraising efforts.
abandoned and orphaned children in China. With
                                                            Reflecting on her team’s achievements, Amanda
                                                                                                                           PERTH SETS SAIL
funding from the Foundation, Care for Children is           said there were points along the way where they
planning a multi-purpose centre which encompasses           each wanted to drop out. “The generous financial
education facilities for children with special needs,       and emotional support we received from friends and
a drop-in centre for parents and teachers, a library        colleagues was a huge incentive for us to complete the
and training and resource centre for staff within the       challenge no matter how long it took us,” she said.
Chinese social sector.

                                                            WALK FOR
WORLD FIRST FOR                                             AWARENESS
With support from the Macquarie Group Foundation,
the Cerebral Palsy Foundation is establishing a
Chair of Cerebral Palsy. The Chair will provide
global leadership, profile, and influence the strategic
direction for cerebral palsy research. This world-first
appointment will ensure Australia is instrumental in
                                                                                                                           Now in its seventh year, the Royal Perth Yacht Club’s
directing and supporting international research into
                                                                                                                           Sailability Program helps disabled people take up sailing.
cure and prevention.
                                                                                                                           Lee Evelegh, from Macquarie’s Financial Services
                                                                                                                           Group has volunteered with the program since its
SCHOLARSHIPS IN                                                                                                            inception. “Helping to create this program and to see
SOUTH AFRICA                                                                                                               the success it has brought to the Perth community has
                                                                                                                           been remarkable, rewarding and challenging all rolled
In a key education initiative in South Africa, the
                                                            Tania Ranguelova from Los Angeles, pictured centre,            into one,” says Lee, pictured above with co-ordinator,
Foundation has partnered with Monash University to                                                                         Rachel Cox. “The measure of its success can be seen
                                                            walked a staggering 36 miles to raise awareness and
fund three scholarships at Monash South Africa. The                                                                        out on the water every day, where disabled members of
                                                            funds for breast cancer. “It was a great experience
scholarship is aimed at supporting disadvantaged                                                                           our community experience the joy of sailing and develop
                                                            walking with 1900 other people to help fight this
students who demonstrate a strong commitment to                                                                            new skills that push the boundaries of what they thought
                                                            disease,” said Tania. Her participation was part of
South Africa and its future development.                                                                                   was possible.” The Foundation has provided funding
                                                            the annual Avon Breast Cancer Walk, Tania raised
                                                            close to US$2,000 for the Avon Foundation. The                 to the program for more than six years, and recently
                                                            Foundation awards funding in breast cancer education           committed to a further three years support.
                                                            and awareness, screening and diagnosis, access to
                                                            treatment, support services and scientific research.
                                                                                                                        CAN TOO IN
IN THE COMMUNITY                                                                                                        AMSTERDAM

                                                                                                                        After months of training and fundraising “Team
                                                                                                                        Amsterdam” hit the pavement in the 32nd Amsterdam
MURAL BRIGHTENS                                              KIDS SWING IN NZ                                           Half Marathon in aid of CanToo and Cure Cancer
NEW YORK SCHOOL                                                                                                         Australia. Peter Seligman, Peter Williams and Fiona
                                                                                                                        Knapp brought together the team of 21 runners
                                                                                                                        and raised over $A15,000. Peter said: “We all had a
                                                                                                                        fantastic time and the support we received gave us
                                                                                                                        that little bit extra to get across the line. Everyone in
                                                                                                                        the team successfully achieved their own personal
                                                                                                                        goals.” The marathon tracked through the southern
                                                                                                                        part of the city and finished spectacularly with a lap of
                                                                                                                        the 1928 Olympic Stadium.

                                                                                                                        BRISBANE LENDS
                                                             Margaret Davis from the Wellington, New Zealand office      Staff from Brisbane were on hand to support Cystic
In New York, more than 30 staff brushed up their painting
                                                             has been the driving force behind a local Lions Club       Fibrosis Queensland (CFQ) through the annual
skills to paint seven large murals at the Henry Street
                                                             project to fund and install a Liberty Swing for disabled   Corporate Charity Luncheon. Macquarie’s Helen
School for International Studies. The murals seen above
                                                             children at Shorland Park in Island Bay. Pictured          Spencer who sits on the CFQ Board, said the event
will be hung within the school’s cafeteria. Laura Charon,
                                                             above, the two-year project came to fruition with the      was a great success raising more than $A80,000.
who has participated in a number of New York Cares
                                                             official opening of the swing by the New Zealand            Also in Brisbane, Mandy Richards and colleagues
events, said: “The cafeteria is in the basement so it was
                                                             Governor General, Anand Satyanand. Margaret was            attended the Lunch for Language to raise funds and
just a large, cold, grey space, but by the end of the day,
                                                             supported by her colleagues and the Macquarie Group        awareness of Children with a Severe Speech and
the transformation was amazing.” Other Macquarie staff
                                                             Foundation to help make the project a reality. Margaret    Language Disability. Further in the fundraising arena,
worked on clearing out storage rooms to facilitate a new
                                                             said: “It was such a thrill to see the children’s faces.   Brisbane’s Real Estate Structured Finance team held
Guidance Councillor’s office. Macquarie’s support is set
                                                             For many, it was their first playground experience-         a successful trivia night raising more than $A5000 for
to continue with the upcoming Annual Coat Drive and
                                                             something that most of us take for granted.”               the Australian Seabird Rescue and the Schizophrenia
Winter Wishes Program.
                                                                                                                        Research Institute.

ALIVE AND RUNNING                                            CANCER FUNDRAISING
                                                             HONOURED                                                   MALIBU DAY FOR KIDS
                                                             In honour of her late mother, Sheila Schroeder
                                                             competed in the San Francisco Nike Women’s Half
                                                             Marathon. After losing her mother to cancer in late
                                                             2005, Sheila has become the top fundraiser for the
                                                             event raising close to $US50,000 for the Leukaemia
                                                             and Lymphoma Society. “It was extremely gratifying
                                                             to raise money for such a good cause. One of the
                                                             highlights was being invited to run with Joan Benoit-
                                                             Samuelson, the first American woman to win the
                                                             marathon in the 1984 Olympics,” said Sheila. “Joan
                                                             was a childhood hero, so it was a real privilege.”
In an event to help support suicide prevention,
                                                                                                                        Macquarie staff hit the beach in Malibu, California
Macquarie staff in Los Angeles participated in ‘Alive        RED WAGONS                                                 to assist sick children from Ronald McDonald
and Running for Suicide Prevention’. Held each year,
the run raises funds for the Didi Hirsch Community
                                                             ON PARADE                                                  House at the Malibu Surfriders’ Day at the Beach.
                                                                                                                        The 200 children spent the day sand castle building,
Mental Health Center’s suicide prevention services
                                                                                                                        kayaking, hula dancing and even riding a wave or two
as well as raising awareness of suicide in the
                                                                                                                        on a long board.
community. Staff and family members ran in either
the 5 or 10 kilometre event and with temperatures
in the high 80’s, additional staff were on hand at the                                                                  NEW PLAYGROUND
much-needed water stations as seen above. In other
LA news, twelve colleagues from Macquarie Cook                                                                          BRINGS SMILES
Energy ran the Long Beach Half Marathon to help                                                                         Thanks to the efforts of Peter Schleiss in
make a difference to the community of Victoria Falls in                                                                 Johannesburg, children at the Forest Town School
Zimbabwe by raising $US30,000.                                                                                          now have access to new playground facilities. The
                                                                                                                        previous playgrounds provided minimal stimulation for
BIKES FOR                                                                                                               children in wheelchairs and walking frames. The new
                                                                                                                        playground has been planned by occupational and
BEAR COTTAGE                                                                                                            physiotherapists to accommodate children of different
Andrew Mouat, Bruce Murphy and Matthew Rady                  Decorating a little red wagon is not just good fun,        mobility levels. On visiting the new playground, Peter
tackled the 165km Goulburn to Citi cycle race to             but a serious fundraising event. Staff from Macquarie      said: “It is great to see children being able to get out
raise money for Bear Cottage in Sydney. With support         Mortgages in Jacksonville, US took to the task to raise    of their wheelchairs and to see the joy that they get
from friends and family, the Macquarie team raised           money for the Wolfson Children’s Hospital as part of the   from simple exercises that we often take for granted.”
more than $A16,000 and with matching support                 Randstad Red Wagon Parade. The team held a number          Marion Latherbarrow, from the Forest Town School
from the Macquarie Group Foundation, took the total          of fundraising events to cover the entry fee and chose a   Foundation said: “The playground upgrades have
to $A32,000. Despite a chilly start in Goulburn at           theme based on the book Marsupial Sue complete with        made this a new and exciting adventure for the
5:30am the riders found form and completed the race          Elizabeth Kelley dressed in a kangaroo costume. The        kids. The difference it has made in the school will be
at an average speed of 35 kilometres per hour. Bear          family day raised US$1000 to provide care for sick and     appreciated for years to come.”
Cottage is a specialist children’s hospice on Sydney‘s       injured children and to help promote childhood literacy.
northern beaches.
The Macquarie Group Foundation was honoured
to receive a Benefactor Award from the Children’s
Cancer Institute of Australia. The award is in
recognition of Macquarie’s long involvement with the
Institute through grants, fundraising and staff support.

The Cape York Institute’s Higher Expectations
Program, supported by the Macquarie Group
Foundation has reached a significant milestone, with
the first cohort of students graduating from Year 12.
Having completed Year 12 at Lourdes Hill College and
Rockhampton Girls Grammar School this year, Higher
Expectations graduates Ramana Walker, Marijke
Bassani, Margaret Bond and Valencia Gilbert all plan       NETBALLING                                                KIDS JUMP INTO
to continue on to tertiary education. Current student
Sakirrah Turpin has been selected as next years’           CHAMPIONS                                                 LEAGUE
Boarding Captain at Clayfield College.

Mission Australia’s 2007 Christmas Appeal is
underway where Macquarie staff are asked to provide
gifts to those less fortunate. Macquarie staff have
been providing Christmas gifts through the Mission
Australia appeal for many years. Christmas trees are
located throughout Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Macquarie staff participate in similar Christmas
appeals across the world. In London, staff are
participating in a toy appeal through the East London
Business Alliance for disadvantaged children, while
                                                                                                                     More than 250 primary school children from
staff in Hong Kong are involved in Operation Santa
                                                                                                                     Gunnedah and Boggabri in rural New South Wales
Claus to support a range of local charities.
                                                                                                                     recently participated in a rugby league clinic. The day
                                                           Congratulations to Macquarie Sports scholarship           saw the children learn team skills, ball techniques
BANIYALA ART HELPS                                         holder, Susan Pratley one of the two youngest players     as well as tips on health and fitness. The Kids to
                                                                                                                     Kangaroos Clinics are run in conjunction with the
COMMUNITY                                                  in the Australian World Championship netball team.
                                                           Led by captain Liz Ellis, the Australian team won         Australian Rugby League development arm and are
Baniyala, in Australia’s Arnhem Land is home of            42-38 in a tightly fought game against New Zealand.       held throughout city and regional areas of Australia.
internationally established artist Djambawa Marwili.       Susan plays goal attack and goal shooter alongside
With support from the Foundation and the Sydney            Catherine Cox, who, along with Liz is involved in the     CRICKET SHOWS
                                                           Macquarie Sports netball program.
Cove Rotary Club, the community constructed an
artists’ workshop and community health care centre.
                                                           Both Liz and Catherine were on hand to pass on their
In recognition of this support, Djambawa has donated       championship skills at the inaugural Macquarie Sports
a piece of his art which will be auctioned by the          netball clinic in Perth. Both players teamed up with
Rotary Club to raise funds for further developments in     members of the West Coast Fever to give coaching
the community. The artwork is a traditional burial pole    advice and skills to more than 70 young players.
depicting stories from the Blue Mud Bay area.              Liz, pictured above, said: “This was the first time we
                                                           have been able to bring the program to Perth and
WHY IS THIS PRINTED?                                       it was great to have the opportunity to inspire more
                                                           young Australian netballers.”
The Macquarie in the Community newsletter is
                                                           Macquarie Sports’ Netball Super Clinic at Minto in
distributed to a wide audience including staff, clients,
                                                           Western Sydney saw more than 170 children from local
the media, not-for-profits and other stakeholders.
                                                           schools come together for a fun day of coaching. The
Its printed format therefore must meet the needs of
                                                           children arrived at the Campbelltown District Netball
these groups, many of whom receive the newsletter
                                                           Courts to learn first hand from Liz, Catherine and other
at conferences or presentations. Staff are also
                                                           members of the Sydney TAB Swifts.
encouraged to take the newsletter home to share with
friends and family. The newsletter is also available
on-line at www.macquarie.com/foundation.                   FRESH SKILLS
                                                           FOR YOUTH
                                                           As part of the Western Bulldogs FRESH program,            Future cricket leaders were given advice and training
                                                           100 students from Copperfield College and Werribee         in a broad range of issues relating to the playing,
                                                           Secondary College participated in an AFL skills clinic.   management and administration of the game. Nearly
                                                           The Community Clinic gave the children a much             100 cricketing captains and vice-captains of leading
                                                           anticipated opportunity to learn skills from players      schools and clubs attended the day at St Ignatius’
                                                           including Cameron White, Adam Cooney, Andrew              College, Riverview in Sydney. Australian cricketers
                                                           McDougall and Jordan McMahon from the Bulldogs            Matthew Hayden, Allan Border, Stuart Clark, Nathan
                                                           and Brett Robinson and Jake Furfaro. The FRESH            Hauritz, Steve Rixon and Mike Young were on hand
Printed on Nordset -Environmental Management Systems       program promotes positive life skills and education for   for coaching advice and public speaking training was
ISO 14001 and EMAS 2.                                      local young people.                                       provided by Andrew Coorey.

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