Patricia Burke OAM Senior Advisor, Engagement & Philanthropy

Previously the state manager for Philanthropy Australia’s Victoria and Tasmania members, Pat has been part of Australia’s peak body for philanthropy and giving since 2011. She holds a Master in Social Investment and Philanthropy from Swinburne (2013). She has held leadership positions with not-for-profit boards and has experience in policy and program development, grants, fundraising and board governance.

A giving circle advocate, Pat is Co-Founder of the Melbourne Women’s Fund – a giving circle established in 2014 to support women and families in greater metropolitan Melbourne. Pat is a director on the National Trust of Victoria Foundation, an ambassador for the Victoria University Foundation, a former board director and company secretary of Variety the Children’s Charity, Victoria and a former board director and Chair of the Foundation of the Firbank Grammar School.

She was awarded an OAM on Australia Day 2020 for service to the community through charitable organisations.