With 125 years’ experience internationally and a well respected reputation locally, United Way has the necessary expertise to bring together the programs and people who deliver powerful outcomes. It’s work done with passion and compassion, but just as much objectivity – as we’re not bound by political or religious alliances. And we hold ourselves accountable through our commitment to ongoing measurement of the effect of our work.
We support local communities in 41 countries – important work that is enabled by the support of leaders like you. We work with our leading supporters as trusted advisors, investing their money and time into local strategies (Education, Income, Health and Homelessness) that have a high social return. Click here to read more about the issues that we are addressing in Sydney.
In addition to the work we do in Sydney, the United Way Penrith Community Fund (a group of Penrith community and business leaders) run key community initiatives including an annual winter appeal, business leader sleep out to raise awareness of homelessness and santa run to raise money for Christmas food hampers.
United Way Sydney Council
Our Sydney Council is charged to develop and execute a business development strategy to grow the resource base to support United Way’s Community Impact strategies. It is also responsible for the development of local Community Impact strategies and overseeing local grant making.
Philip Hoser – Chair – MA (Cantab), Barrister (England), joined the Sydney Council in 2008. He is a Partner at international law firm, Jones Day.
David Field – Managing Director, Field & Associates Pty Limited
Heather Leembruggen – Managing Director/owner of Communications Plus
Tom Brigstocke – Managing Director, Principals Pty Ltd
Kieran McKenna - General Manager Business Risk, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Andy Berry – Director, Fuji Xerox Australia
Anne Hampshire – Head of Research and Advocacy, The Smith Family
Cameron Williams – National Director, Office Leasing, Colliers International
Anne Myers – Chief Operating Officer, ING DIRECT
- Melanie Stray – General Manager, Sydney
- Lyndsey Mckee – Corporate Partnerships Manager
- Gabrielle Kay – Corporate Partnerships Manager
- Sharon McGann - Partners for Impact Manager
- Shari Virgin – Corporate Volunteering Manager
- Ross Liddle – Corporate Volunteering Manager
- Gail Yap – Corporate Volunteering Coordinator
Sydney Contact Details
Level 8, 333 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
P (02) 9321 0300
F (02) 9321 0333