What is the Hewison Foundation?
Creating wealth for our clients is what we do. But we also exist as part of the wider community and at Hewison Private Wealth we think it's important to give something back.
That’s where the Hewison Foundation comes in.
In 2016 we created a Public Ancillary Fund – naming it the Hewison Foundation. The primary objective of the Hewison Foundation is to raise funds for community-based, not for profit services that aim to reduce the level of disadvantage.
Who does the Hewison Foundation raise funds for?
In 2017 we were excited to announce a long term partnership with the Sacred Heart Mission in St Kilda. Sacred Heart does some amazing, grassroots level work in the community. But importantly there are real synergies between Hewison Private Wealth and Sacred Heart. Both organisations are innovators in their field. And while we have very different clients, we both do what we do with heart!
The Hewison Foundation is pleased to provide support to two of Sacred Heart’s most important areas:
1. Women’s services – including the women’s drop in house
2. Journey to Social Inclusion – a truly innovative relationship model to break the cycle of homelessness by providing housing and three years of support to those living on the margins of society
You can find more about what the Sacred Heart Mission does here www.sacredheart.org
In addition to supporting Sacred Heart Mission, the Hewison Foundation also donate funds to other charities and causes that help improve the lives of others. One of those examples is the current fundraising efforts the foundation is undertaking to raise funds for the bushfire disaster engulfing our country.
All donations made to the Hewison Foundation in January 2020 will be directly donated to Red Cross Australia and Wildlife Victoria.
Where does the Hewison Foundation obtain funding?
At Hewison Private Wealth we put our money where our mouth is. As a company, Hewison Private Wealth is a key contributor to the Hewison Foundation. We wouldn’t expect anyone else to support the Hewison Foundation if we didn’t.
In addition to direct donations from Hewison Private Wealth, we run fundraising events, like the Hewison Foundation Annual Golf Day and Trivia Night. Proceeds from our fundraising go towards the Foundation as do direct donations and bequests from our clients and business networks. Donations build the corpus of the Foundation while income generated by the Foundation is used to fund projects undertaken by the Sacred Heart Mission and others.
And it’s not just financial support we provide. Hewison Private Wealth enables each of our employees with the opportunity to lend a helping hand through volunteering with Sacred Heart’s meal program or by assisting at one of their “Op Shops”.
What can you do to help?
The Hewison Foundation would welcome any donations you give. In the short term, your donation will go toward building the corpus of the fund. In the long term, it’s generating income that goes directly towards those in need.
Any donation over $2 is fully tax-deductible. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at Hewison Private Wealth or call 03 8548 4800 for more information.