Our mission is to enable people to turn small contributions into meaningful social outcomes. By removing barriers to giving, we can all make a difference.
We envisage a world where giving is an integral part of everyday life.
We're small but growing, with a target of 1000 weekly donors. That's $1000 a week that can be directed to hard-working community charities.
We're a platform enabling people of all income levels to become philanthropists. By attracting small, regular contributions, we help alleviate the hardships of underprivileged groups in Australia and around the world.
We pass on 100% of all donations go to the charities we support. We achieve this by aggressively minimising our costs and drawing on the generous support of volunteers and corporate sponsors.
Who we are
Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are involved in the day-to-day management and decision making of Donate a Dollar a Week. Our directors bring diverse and extensive experience to ensure that our funds are managed and invested to maximise social impact.
Milo Goldacre, Chair
Milo has worked in the legal, government, and financial services industries, having held roles with the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation, Gilbert + Tobin, and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. He has a record of community leadership, and has previously worked with organisations in mental health, sexual violence, educational disadvantage and Indigenous issues. Milo holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the Australian National University.
Declan Norrie, Deputy Chair
Declan is an experienced lawyer, commercial advisor and management consultant providing services to federal, state, and territory government agencies. He has an in-depth understanding of the not-for-profit sector, having created and sustained his current employer's corporate social responsibility and pro bono program, and brings deep experience advising not-for-profits on legal, commercial and governance-related matters. He is passionate about maximising positive impacts of community initiatives and believes strong governance is the biggest contributing factor to sustained success in making the world a better place through the NFP sector.
Charlie Bell, Treasurer
Charlie's skills and expertise lies within accounting, finance and developing business operating models. He is a Senior Consultant at EY, working to optimise clients' finance function and is expected to be a qualified Chartered Accountant by October 2020. Charlie's interests outside the office are varied. He has volunteered through tutoring, overseas and in Melbourne for children from refugee backgrounds. He has a passion for effective altruism and contributing to enable personal empowerment in others. Charlie is well motivated as a member of our Board.
Sam Saunders, Secretary
Sam is a solicitor at Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney. He has held previous roles at the NSW Court of Appeal as an Associate (Tipstaff), the Department of the Treasury and the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation. He is dedicated to giving back to the Australian community. In his capacity as a solicitor, Sam has extensive pro bono experience with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds. He is excited about the prospect of developing Donate a Dollar a Week and, as its Secretary, ensuring its continued compliance with Australian charities law and regulations. He graduated as a Tuckwell Scholar from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics.
Phil Garbut, Founder
Phil Garbut comes from a background in Human Resource Management, Facilities Management, Property Development and Investment. Following Phil's retirement, and drawing upon Phil's passion for social justice, Phil began Donate a Dollar a Week in late 2013, which quickly developed into an ongoing program. He believes in the power of giving, and wanted to make it possible for people from all income levels to be involved in philanthropy. From a commitment to contribute a small portion of their loose change, a real difference can be made for those in need.
Rebecca King, Director
Annie Gatenby, Director
Annie is a visual communication specialist working as a user experience designer in the AI tech space.
Annie is co-founder of The Hive Collective, an award winning networking and mentoring community for mid-level career women in business. The Collective creates a supportive and inclusive environment, to connect, mentor and learn practical career advice and solutions from successful women in business.
Annie has previously worked on extensive digital transformation projects in the education and health sectors. She has tutored and facilitated design thinking programs for primary to tertiary students in Australia and the United States.
Annie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Visual Communication, Business and Ethics from the University of Tasmania.