President’s Fundraising Network

Main funding purpose: Equipment and technology

The story so far

Formed by Dr Miriam Weisz OAM, who was joined by Shelley Kline and Marcia Bacon, the President’s Fundraising Network is an innovative way to engage younger people with Auxiliaries. The aim is to provide an overarching structure that supports the establishment of Giving Circles, each funding its own project.

The first Giving Circle, Chai Impact, involved 12 families who donated funds in support of a project that provided psychological care for both families and staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). A more recent focus has been on engaging school children in a variety of fundraising activities including a group of kindergarten children who donated their birthday money to purchase a spirometer for a child with Cystic Fibrosis who lives in rural Victoria.

The Auxiliary also raised extensive funds through online campaigns supporting both the Christmas Appeal and the Good Friday Appeal Campaign.

2022/2023 Auxiliary Report

The President’s Fundraising Network continues to drive innovation in Auxiliary fundraising via digital campaigns and giving circles. We also welcomed three new members this year, helping to expand our reach in the community.

We continue to work with schools to help students learn about philanthropy and raise funds for sick kids at the RCH, with Shelley Kline taking the lead on this project.

Office bearers

President: Tiffany Lucas
Treasurer: Dr Miriam Weisz OAM