End of Year Family Foundations Network

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:30am - 12:00pm AEDT Sydney, NSW

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation , 14/131 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000


On behalf of Philanthropy Australia’s Family Foundations Peer Network Co-chairs Emily Albert and Nicole Engelman, we are delighted to invite you to our last Family Foundations Peer Network session for 2023. The session is being kindly hosted by the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.  

This is an opportunity to get together to celebrate our achievements for 2023, and to reflect on the opportunities this presents us for 2024. Please come ready to share a success and a learning with the group.  


This event is for Philanthropy Australia members that represent a Family Foundation if you are not yet a member of Philanthropy Australia or want to find out more about the philanthropic work in this area, please reach out to [email protected]

Network Chairs

Emily Albert | Head of Impact, Alberts & Alberts Impact Ventures

Emily is a 5th generation member of the Albert Family, whose business is driven by the core belief that the best returns include both profit and purpose. In her current role within the family business, she is exploring the nexus between profit and purpose across all areas of the business and focuses on how Alberts achieves a positive impact. Emily works with the Impact Ventures team investing in early-stage pioneering Australian businesses out to create a better tomorrow. She also manages Alberts Private Ancillary Fund, The Tony Foundation, which supports organisations using music to create improved life outcomes for young Australians. 

Nicole Engelman | Cooper Family Office, Head of Philanthropy – Cooper Investors and the MaiTri Foundation 

Nicole has over 20 years’ experience in the philanthropic sector and has a deep understanding of impactful philanthropy and the importance of the good investment stewardship and management of philanthropic capital. Nicole brings her passion for philanthropy to the Cooper Family Office where she heads up the MaiTri Foundation (Private Ancillary Fund) and Cooper Investors’ Corporate Philanthropy Program. Nicole’s career has included providing expert advice to support private philanthropists and Trusts and Foundations to fund innovative initiatives that build capacity within the charitable sector and is an advocate and funder of the social enterprise sector. Nicole supports the MaiTri Foundation to allocate capital to much-needed services and supports, in particular to mental health charities which we know experience a significant increase in demand year on year.