The Podmore Foundation will soon close, and will be replaced by the Podmore Trust, administered by the CGS Foundation.
For over ten years, the Podmore Foundation has provided educational scholarships, financial assistance and personal development opportunities to Indigenous students from disadvantaged backgrounds at several of Australia’s top independent schools. In response to a declining membership base and lack of nominations to fill key Board positions, the Board has decided to transfer the governance of the Podmore mission and funds to Canberra Grammar School (CGS), an independent school with a vision for the education of Indigenous Australians with determination and talent but lacking financial resources.
With shared values, common interests and synergies, the Podmore Foundation and the CGS Foundation have established the Podmore Trust within the CGS Foundation to continue an Indigenous Australian scholarship program modelled on Podmore scholarships. Podmore Foundation funds have been transferred to the Podmore Trust account administered by the CGS Foundation.
Formal Establishment of the Podmore Trust
(L-to-R: David Retter, Secretary, Podmore Foundation; Dr Justin Garrick, Principal, Canberra Grammar School; Peter Daniel, President, Podmore Foundation; Julie Gilfillan, Board Member, Podmore Foundation)
The Podmore Foundation will soon formally close as an independent charitable organisation on 14 December 2018. Your donations should now be made to the Podmore Trust from now on. Please change your deposit arrangements as follows:
Bank: St George Bank
Account: Podmore Trust
Account Number 003694191
For news of the Podmore Trust and the ongoing Indigenous scholarship program managed by the CGS Foundation go to https://cgsfoundation.org.
On behalf of the Podmore Foundation, we thank you for your support, friendship and contributions over the past 11 years, and for the significant impact your support has had on our scholarship recipients, and their families and friends. We hope that you will continue to support our current and future scholarship recipients through the Podmore Trust.