• Wayne Kelly

    Wayne Kelly

  • John Hindmarsh and Lucille Halloran

    John Hindmarsh and Lucille Halloran

  • Fiona Trevillyan and Ken Wedgwood

    Fiona Trevillyan and Ken Wedgwood

  • Kathy Kostyrko and Harold and Nancy Ganter

    Kathy Kostyrko and Harold and Nancy Ganter

  • Dave Burnet, Diane Kargas and James Willson

    Dave Burnet, Diane Kargas and James Willson

  • Ivan Domazet and Christine Barber

    Ivan Domazet and Christine Barber

  • Ivan Domazet, Anneloes de Graaff and Manny Notaras

    Ivan Domazet, Anneloes de Graaff and Manny Notaras

  • Nicole Cameron and Paris McMahon

    Nicole Cameron and Paris McMahon

  • Lorraine Johnson, Sophie Kilmartin and Nicole Cameron

    Lorraine Johnson, Sophie Kilmartin and Nicole Cameron

  • Marluce Silva Peters, Susan Clarke - Lindfield and Judy Ford

    Marluce Silva Peters, Susan Clarke - Lindfield and Judy Ford

  • Todd Wills, Kevin Dwyer, Donn McMichael and Richard Garner

    Todd Wills, Kevin Dwyer, Donn McMichael and Richard Garner

  • Diane Kargas and Allan Williams

    Diane Kargas and Allan Williams

  • Diane Kargas

    Diane Kargas

  • Diane Kargas

    Diane Kargas

  • Charles Curran

    Charles Curran

  • Charles Curran

    Charles Curran

  • Charles Curran

    Charles Curran

  • Allan Williams

    Allan Williams

  • Adam Leayr

    Adam Leayr

  • Student representatives

    Student representatives

  • Funding recipients for 2015

    Funding recipients for 2015

  • Chief Minister Andrew Barr

    Chief Minister Andrew Barr

  • James Kelly, Corinne Wallis, Robert de Castella, Francis Owusu and Peter Gordon

    James Kelly, Corinne Wallis, Robert de Castella, Francis Owusu and Peter Gordon

  • Ken Ineson, Virginia Stanhope, Charles Curran and Shanthini Naidoo

    Ken Ineson, Virginia Stanhope, Charles Curran and Shanthini Naidoo

  • Josh Mulrine and Mark Parton

    Josh Mulrine and Mark Parton

  • Libby Steeper, Martin Fisk and Georgina Byron

    Libby Steeper, Martin Fisk and Georgina Byron

  • Fiona Smith du Toit, Briony Griffiths and Chris Stokman

    Fiona Smith du Toit, Briony Griffiths and Chris Stokman

  • Zoe Heacock, Oliver Tonks, Tony Tonks, Bec Ryan and Beatrice Tonks

    Zoe Heacock, Oliver Tonks, Tony Tonks, Bec Ryan and Beatrice Tonks

  • The Communication Link Team.......helping hands for Hands Across Canberra

    The Communication Link Team.......helping hands for Hands Across Canberra

Hands Across Canberra Foundation Lunch @ Hotel Realm

2 December 2015

Hands Across Canberra is a foundation that shares fundraising dollars across a wide range of charitable causes and unique efforts by so many, to give a hand to those in need. It’s the kind of philanthropy that takes the small as well as the large donations and turns them into a funding formula to amortize the costs for cash strapped organisations.

It’s the feel good event of the year when the foundation links the charities with business and the corporate world at a round table lunch to talk, offer advice and support, and learn about each other in the spirit of caring for those who might slip under the radar of the networks. This city can be proud of its willingness to donate, to know where that money is going and how it will be used is vital to the success of Hands Across

Canberra as we get to know the exceptional Canberrans who give and do so much for the community.
The initial idea for the foundation was a three year effort by former Chief Executive of the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services Sandra Lambert and she would have been so proud to see the hundreds gathered at The Realm this year after the initial 2010 launch at EPIC. Each lunch has had a significant speaker, known for their charitable efforts and abilities to keep their foundations innovative and flourishing and while the recent allocation by Mark Zuckerberg of 99% of his astounding fortune to a foundation takes your breath away it reminds us that together we can build our own version with targeted giving on the Hands Across Canberra website.

Charles Curran is a business man, philanthropist, former stockbroker founder of the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation and a yachtsman with a formidable range of positions as chairman, director and membership of more boards than you can imagine this generous man could find time for. As guest speaker his wisdom and ideas for the continuing growth of Hands cross Australia was a fillip for the foundation’s aspirations.
The recipients of this year’s funding were a broad cross section of community organisations and included some familiar names with beryl WOMEN Inc, Karinya House, Menslink and Uniting Care among them, but to continue the support you too can donate to Hands Across Canberra via their website and it makes a great way to ameliorate the need for onerous fundraising that can and does debilitate the real work of our Canberra charities.