Our Champion Supporters
Andrew Leigh’s An Ironman for IMF
Currently the most successful fundraising campaign this year
OUR FUNDRAISERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS
Danielle is well and truly the personification of a local Canberra girl who has gone on to achieve big things in life. Danielle spent the last 12 years driving new digital revenue models and growth for media and real estate outlets in the US and Australia. Her career post-graduation has taken her from Canberra to Sydney to New York and back again, having been pivotal in growing iconic websites including The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, just to name a few. Her current role is General Manager of Canberra’s leading real estate portal – AllHomes, where she manages a local team of 30 people.
A career highlight for Danielle was landing a job in New York City at The New York Times, as part of a team that launched digital subscriptions - the biggest strategic leap for the NYTimes in over 150 years. Danielle was the winner of the 2019 UC Chancellor’s Young Alumni Award, named in Brainmates’ Top 20 Leading Women in Product Management across Australia/NZ; and has been featured in numerous articles and accolades in the media. Danielle is now blending her career back home in Canberra with raising three young children.
Andrew Leigh is the Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury and Charities, and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT. Prior to being elected in 2010, Andrew was a professor of economics at the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard, having graduated from the University of Sydney with first class honours in Arts and Law. Andrew is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a past recipient of the 'Young Economist Award', a prize given every two years by the Economics Society of Australia to the best economist under 40.
His books include Disconnected (2010), Battlers and Billionaires (2013), The Economics of Just About Everything (2014), The Luck of Politics (2015), Choosing Openness: Why Global Engagement is Best for Australia (2017), Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Changed Our World (2018), Innovation + Equality: How to Create a Future That Is More Star Trek Than Terminator (with Joshua Gans) (2019) and Reconnected: A Community Builder's Handbook (with Nick Terrell) (2020). Andrew is a keen marathon runner, and hosts a podcast titled "The Good Life: Andrew Leigh in Conversation", which is available on Apple Podcasts.
Andrew is the father of three sons - Sebastian, Theodore and Zachary, and lives with his wife Gweneth in Canberra. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party since 1991.
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A recent report by Social Ventures Australia measures conclusively the long-term, transformative effect of the Indigenous Marathon Project, not only for graduates but also for family members, community members and whole communities who then make long-term behavioural changes. You can read the summary here:Download Report
Sponsorship and Fundraising
The IMF is heavily funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health. It is our long-term goal to establish a $20 million endowment fund to ensure the Foundation’s long-term self-sustainability.
We need your help to achieve this goal.
For more information about sponsorship and fundraising, please contact IMF Fundraising & Partnerships Manager, Elna Jennings on (02) 6162 4750 or Elna.J@imf.org.au
IMF has a range of multi-year Foundation partner and sponsorship opportunities available with benefits commensurate with investment. Some benefits may include (but not limited to):
- Acknowledgement of sponsorship through IMF networks
- Exclusive invitations to VIP events including IMP camps
- A cultural immersion experience visiting the community of an IMP Graduate
- Being trained and mentored by an IMP Graduate for a marathon
There are a number of alternative ways you can contribute to the Foundation:
- Engage in our Speaker Scholarship program
- Host an event
- Make a one-off donation
- Join our 42 Club regular donor program
- Select IMF as your charity of choice in an upcoming running event, triathlon, or any other challenge
- Purchase IMF exclusively designed merchandise, not available in stores