Mary Aikenhead students get behind the inaugural Sisters of Charity Foundation Christmas Card Design Competition
The winning design was created by Kasia Silva, a year 8 student at Catholic Ladies College, Melbourne.
Competition runners-up were Erin McGowan a year 12 student at Mt St Michael's College, Brisbane Click here to view design and Holly Volkmer, a year 8 student at the Catholic Ladies College, Melbourne. Click here to view design
This year Nuns on the Run raised $18,515 to help Gorman House keep its doors open seven days a week, 365 days a year. Gorman House provides vital drug and alcohol detoxification services to over 1,500 people a year, some of whom are amongst the most marginalised members of our community. In fact, more than half the people helped by Gorman House are homeless.
What a fantastic effort by Sr Leone Wittmack our leader and the 42 strong team who braved inclement weather on the day.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore supports the Sisters of Charity Scholarship Program
The Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore, recently donated $40,000 to the Sisters of Charity Foundation Scholarship Program. This generous donation will enable two young people achieve their dream of going to university.
Since becoming the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore has donated her mayoral salary to organisations and projects that are making a difference to the lives of people living in the City of Sydney.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation would like to sincerely thank Ms Moore for her generous contribution that will be used to expand the program.
Reba Meagher CEO, Jim Dominguez AM Director, Lord Mayor Clover Mayor,
Richard Haddock AM Chairman, Denise Mohr Director & Libbey Byrne Director.
Australia Day 2012 Honours List
The Sisters of Charity Foundation Directors & Management would like to congratulate Richard Haddock, who was a recipient in the Australia Day 2012 Honours List being awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to business through executive roles with financial institutions, to the law, and to the community, particularly as an adviser to the social welfare organisations of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Nuns on the Run
Thank you to our supporters of the Nuns on the Run City2Surf Team. With your help we have raised over $18,000 for the creation of a Sisters of Charity Tertiary Scholarship that will be made available to a young women leaving foster care.
Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and building a brighter future for a young person who had a tough start in life.
Please be assured that 100% of the money you have entrusted to the Sisters of Charity Foundation will be used for this very worthwhile project.
What a fantastic effort by our team on the day with Sr Leone Wittmack our Team Leader finished the race in 1:38:43 and the youngest member of our team Louie Meagher crossing the line in 2:27:38.
Changes to the Board
It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Sr Libbey Byrne to the Foundation.
Sr Libbey was appointed as a Director to the Foundation in early January 2012. Sr Libbey brings to the Board a wealth of experience in the field of education.
Sr Libbey Byrne bio
Retirement of Chairman
After a six year period of dedicated service as a Director and four years as Chair of the Sisters of Charity Foundation, David Handley has stepped down from his duties as Chair and Director in late May 2011. The Foundation is grateful to David for his devotion and commitment to the Board over this period of time. The Directors and staff of the Foundation wish David the very best for his retirement and in particular for the planned trip to Ireland with wife Elizabeth.
NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
The Sisters of Charity have appointed Richard Haddock as the new Chairman for the Foundation commencing in late May 2011.
Richard Haddock’s bio
It is with great pleasure that we welcome two new Directors to the Foundation.
Ms Suzie Graham
Suzie was appointed as a Director to the Foundation in early May 2011. Suzie brings to the Board a wealth of experience in fundraising and community involvement.
Suzie Graham’s bio
Mr James Dominguez CBE AM
Jim was appointed as a Director to the Foundation in early May 2011. Jim brings to the Board vast experience in finance and involvement in corporate Australia.
Jim Dominguez’s bio