National Family Foundations Networking Session

Mon, 23 Oct 2023 03:30pm - 05:30pm AEDT Canberra , ACT

Family foundations play a significant role in fostering positive change within communities, we are excited for this unique opportunity for family foundations to come together, share experience, and explore opportunities for collective impact. We look forward to welcoming our family foundations members to Canberra and enriching a spirit of collaboration and mutual support. Tea and coffee will be provided, please note that this event is in person only. 


This event is for Philanthropy Australia family foundation members only, 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 Alberts | 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 | Head of Philanthropy for Peter Cooper’s PAF, 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.