■ WORLD FIRST FOR CEREBRAL PALSY ■ SCHOLARSHIP LAUNCHED FOR YOUTH DEPRESSION ■ TRAILWALKERS AWARDED ■ A NETBALL FIRST IN PERTH MACQUARIE IN THE COMMUNITY ISSUE FOUR 2007 VOLUNTEERS RECOGNISED 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 GRANTS HELP FOR EARLY INTERVENTION 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. POLISH SET TO EXPAND 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 CEREBRAL PALSY 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 LAST YEAR, MACQUARIE STAFF RAISED $A4.1 MILLION FOR COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS, WITH SUPPORTING DONATIONS FROM THE MACQUARIE GROUP FOUNDATION. HERE WE HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THOSE ACTIVITIES AND GIVE YOU IDEAS ON HOW TO GET INVOLVED. DON’T FORGET THE MACQUARIE GROUP FOUNDATION PROVIDES MATCHING DONATIONS UNDER OUR STAFF DONATION SUPPORT POLICY. 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 SUPPORT 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. WHAT’S MACQUARIE ON SPORTS FOUNDATION AWARDED 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. CAPE YORK STUDENTS GRADUATE 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. CHRISTMAS GIVING 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. LEADERSHIP 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.