A very big thank you to Joanna Birtles of Birtles Legal in Tamworth for organising a fundraiser for the Foundation to coincide with International Women’s Day earlier this year. Joanna and her formidable organising committee (Left to right in the photo Cassie Mounter, Joanne Birtles Shannon Keogh, Shanelle Faint and Fiona McKnight) held a wonderful event at the Tamworth Jockey Club, raising over $3,300. We are very grateful to the community of Tamworth for their support.
The NSW Bar Association continue their fabulous work helping talented young female lawyers go to the Bar, and we are delighted to have Ashley Cameron (pictured above in the middle next to NSW Bar Association President Arthur Moses) join Claire Palmer (far right in the photo) (October 2017) and Josie Dempster (far left in the photo) (May 2018) as recipients of the Katrina Dawson Award. Ashley graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a combined degree in Law (Hons)
We are delighted to continue our support of Indigenous postgraduate scholars through our partnership with the Aurora Education Foundation. This year, we helped send four Fellows on the 2018 Aurora International Study Tour: Kasarina Mann, Gemma Tierney, Faith Considine and Sasha Purcell. Kasarina Mann is a proud Aboriginal woman of Mbarbarum, Kuku Yalanji, Yidinji and Gugu Yimidthirr descent, who completed her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Psychology) at the University of Sydne
We were very pleased to partner again with The Smith Family’s ‘Learning for Life’ program to distribute small cash prizes to six deserving young girls: Priya Collier-Caldwell, Summa-Lee Johnson, Maggie Khan, Tiarna Rowlatt, Kea Shooks and Jessica Tabone. Consistent with our mission, we are looking for girls who demonstrate strong academic performance, show promise in community leadership, and for whom this financial support will make a meaningful difference. Thank you to The