TFN Australia Celebrates 100th Event
Huge congratulations to our pals at TFN Australia who held their 100th event this week. Delivered virtually using Crowdcast, the event raised an astonishing $250,000 for three charities – Dreams2Live4 which supports cancer patients and their families, Autism Swim which teaches people with ASD to swim safely, and the Pink Elephant Support Network which provides emotional and practical support to people who have suffered from miscarriage and fertility problems.
In just eight years, TFN Australia has firmly established itself as a serious mover and shaker in the Australian philanthropic landscape. The 100 events have raised over AUD$12million (£6.7m) for 300+ charities and social enterprises at events in 12 towns and cities engaging over 20,000 people! On top of this, they were the subject of an ABC TV series “Pitch Up” and their trail blazing first virtual event was featured in Fundraising and Philanthropy magazine (you can read it here). One donor was so impressed by their 100th event that he pledged $25,000 to TFN Australia's work.
Congratulations to CEO, Julie McDonald and her team, to founder and former CEO, Lisa Cotton and to General Manager, Tom Hull without forgetting the wonderful late Steve Lawrence for his vision of taking TFN to Australia. And lastly, huge thanks to the Frederick Mulder Foundation and the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust which provided the funding to enable TFN UK to support the establishment of TFN Australia as part of TFN's International programme.