The Westpac Foundation has released its first report to mark 130 years since its original establishment and its 10th anniversary as the Foundation.
In 1879 one man’s generosity created a legacy that has grown and changed into a broad reaching charitable trust. The Buckland Fund was established with £1000 by former director of Westpac Bank, Thomas Buckland. The fund aimed to help families of deceased bank officers who found themselves in difficult financial circumstance. Then in 1999 the Fund expanded into a modern charitable trust that became The Westpac Foundation, beginning a new chapter in the life of one of Australia’s oldest corporate foundations.
The report, entitled ‘the catalyst’ can be downloaded via the PhilanthropyWiki.
May. 15, 2009
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