Welcome

‘Your money is talking, even if you do not hear it’

On behalf of the Trustees, Advisers and staff of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation it is a pleasure to share with you our 2017 Annual Report.

While the Foundation spends a lot of time grant making with great diligence, we also like to think we play an advocacy role with many of our stakeholders, making connections and building relationships and partnerships across sectors.

Reflecting as we approach our 10th Anniversary, we are encouraged by our vast range of grant making to many different organisations aimed at improving the quality of life of those living in remote, rural and regional Queensland and Northern Territory. While the impact may not be immediate, we take pride in the fact that we can commit, in many cases, to multi-year funding to support stronger outcomes over the longer term.

My personal thanks to the Executive Officer, Sam Jorgensen, and her team for their professionalism and support given to so many organisations.

I hope you enjoy reading our 2017 Annual Report and that you are encouraged and inspired by the stories. It is just a small contribution to a better society.

Tim Fairfax AC
Chairman

Tim Fairfax AC. Photo credit Lyndon Mechielsen, courtesy of The Australian
Tim Fairfax AC. Photo credit Lyndon Mechielsen, courtesy of The Australian