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High Tea by Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

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Drink tea for a good cause
While walking on Swanston Street, an advertisement caught my eye.

Advertisement for Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
Advertisement for Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation on Swanston Street


Sure enough, at my first convenience, I browsed to the website link provided on the advertisement. I was pleasantly surprised to read what I found out.

I have been living in Melbourne for 8 years now, but this was the first time I was hearing about this organisation. For others like me, who may be unaware of The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, I decided to write this article.

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation logo
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation logo (Courtesy lmcf.org.au website)


Established in 1923, the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation is a leading philanthropic organisation and Australia's largest community foundation. Since its inception 90 years ago, countless Melburnians have received assistance through the philanthropic work of this foundation. Of course, the foundation would be unable to operate without the generous contributions of the Melburnian donors. So this is a perfect example of a foundation where funds are generated locally, for those who require assistance locally.

The Lord Mayor is the President of the Foundation (obviously!) and Catherine Brown has been the Chief Executive Officer since October 2011, who writes a blog about pressing issues.

Catherine Brown - CEO of LMCF
Catherine Brown - CEO of LMCF (Image courtesy www.lmcf.org.au website)


As I mentioned, this year the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation is celebrating its 90th anniversary. As part of the celebrations, the Foundation sheds light on its history to see how it has responded to the community's needs over the decades. The work carried out by this foundation over the decades is indeed admirable, as it has come to aid the needy during natural disasters (such as bushfires), combats homelessness, involves the youth, and takes on many other projects.

The Mission Statement of this Foundation reads:

To enhance the quality of life of members of the community, particularly the disadvantaged, through effective raising, stewardship and granting of funds to charities.

An Indoor Garden Party hosted by the Lady Mayoress' Committee is being held on Wednesday 1 May 2013. The cost of attending the event is $75, but it is definitely worth spending for a great cause. Bookings are required (For RSVP, please call 99633 0002 or email lordmayoresscommittee@lmcf.org.au).

Invitation to High Tea
LMCF Upcoming Event Invitation (Courtesy lmcf.org.au website)


If you wish to learn more about this foundation, browse to this link, and if you want to make a donation, browse to this link.
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Why? To learn about the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation
When: Wednesday 1 May 2013, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Phone: 03 9633 0033
Where: Myer Mural Hall
Cost: $75 (RSVP required)
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