Dr Lisa O’Brien, CEO, The Smith Family accepts the position of inaugural Chair of ACF’s Charity Task Force
The Australian Charities Fund (ACF) is supported and guided by a group of leading employers known as the Employer Leadership Group (ELG). In addition to overseeing world class workplace giving programs, these organisations are also committed to seeing the broader mission of ‘one million donors giving through the workplace by 2020’ realised.
At the beginning of 2014, Richard Murray, the CEO of JB Hi-Fi accepted the position of Chair of the ELG. ACF has been grateful for the insights that Richard brings to the position.
ACF and the ELG were very keen to see an independent Chair of the CTF and we are delighted that Dr Lisa O’Brien, the CEO of The Smith Family has agreed to take on the position.
Dr O’Brien is a champion of giving in the workplace and has long promoted its value in terms of fundraising, reputation, staff engagement and measurable social impact.
“The Smith Family has established many fruitful workplace giving partnerships and I have seen first-hand what an empowered workforce can bring to a cause – not just financial support, but also volunteering and pro bono assistance.
“Workplace giving in Australia is very much in its infancy; and has enormous growth potential. I look forward to taking on this challenge and working with ACF, its Employer Leadership Group and all the members of the Charity Task Force to unlock this powerful form of giving,” said Dr O’Brien.
Redkite supports children, teenagers and young adults with cancer (up to the age of 24), and their families. Redkite is available with essential support from the moment of diagnosis, throughout treatment and when families return home to the community.
Redkite relies entirely on the generosity of the community to provide these important services and receives no government funding.
Workplace giving provides individuals with a simple and cost effective way to give tax deductible donations which support children and young people with cancer.