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.
Rebecca King, Deputy Chair
Rebecca is a highly experienced senior lawyer with a combination of corporate, commercial and retail banking technical knowledge as well as deep leadership experience gained in private practice and in-house. She is currently Senior Banking Counsel at ING Bank (Australia) Limited.
Rebecca has a track record leading and managing teams as Acting Head of Legal at ING Bank and as Finance Partner at Minter Ellison. Rebecca is also a board member of iDareU, a charity that advocates for people with disabilities and helps them navigate the NDIS.
Rebecca’s father made significant contributions through his work with charities. He was President of the Northcott Society, Chairman of the NSW Wheelchair Sports Association, Director of the NSW Council of the Heart Foundation, and Director of the Australian Opera. In 1997, he was presented with an OAM for service to people with physical disabilities. As a Director, Rebecca is continuing her father’s legacy of community service.
Vanessa Liow, Treasurer
Vanessa is experienced in finance, project management, and governance, risk and compliance. She is currently Director, Risk and Compliance at ALDI Stores. Vanessa has previously held various roles at ALDI, including in Austria and Germany where she worked on a global transformation project.
Vanessa previously worked in audit and assurance at KPMG. As a Senior Accountant, she worked across FMCG, retail, pharmaceutical and industrial markets.
Vanessa has a keen interest in social justice, human rights and education, and believes that small but collective and persistent efforts can make a big difference.
Vanessa is a Chartered Accountant (GradDipCA). She also holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Laws from Western Sydney University.
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.
Declan Norrie, Director
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.
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.