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The AFCM Future Fund was established in 2013 to ensure the Festival and the contribution it makes to chamber music in Australia continues into the future.
The AFCM Future Fund is a financial reserve that is separate from AFCM operating funds, created to support ‘grand vision’ projects - such as a new performance space, new performance infrastructure or an unparalleled artistic initiative - or to assist in times of extreme financial hardship, supported by a Board-approved business plan and in accordance with the objects of the company. Donations may be directed specifically to the AFCM Future Fund. The Fund is also the repository for all AFCM bequests of $10,000 and above not designated by the donor for a specific purpose.
Contributions to the Future Fund are received into the AFCM Donations Fund bank account in order to provide tax-deductibility for donations. Investment of monies in the Future Fund is made in accordance with guidelines for public funds laid down by the Australian Taxation Office and Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Governance Standards. AFCM invests funds in appropriate securities to help achieve these targets, utilising independent financial advice.
The Future Fund has reached $382,420 or 38% of our target. No funds have been drawn from the AFCM Future Fund to date. Like all arts organisations AFCM faced very challenging times in 2020. Building our Future Fund is one of the ways we can face such challenges with confidence and creativity, and continue to celebrate great music, artists and friends at AFCM each year.
30th Anniversary Fundraising - AFCM Future Fund Campaign
This year is the Australian Festival of Chamber Music’s 30th Anniversary and we have launched a very special fundraising appeal to help us face the future with confidence.
Considered a benchmark event, the AFCM’s legacy is both respected and significant - over thirty years we have presented some 1,140 artists and performed over 2,500 works. Last year was the first, and only, time that the Festival has not been presented. In spite of that, we are looking to the future with confidence – artistic standards high and eyes on the horizon.
In 2013 the AFCM launched its Future Fund to ensure the contribution the Festival makes to chamber music in Australia continues well into the future.
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we want to raise an additional $300,000. This will provide insurance for further challenges and a source of investment revenue for special projects.
We hope you will consider joining our Future Fund donors in one of the following categories. The AFCM’s legacy is a wonderful achievement, and we would welcome you as part of the story.
The Australian Festival of Chamber Music North Queensland Limited is a registered charity (with Deductible Gift Recipient Status). All donations over $2 are tax deductible. A donation receipt will be issued. If you would like more information about donating to the AFCM Future Fund please contact:
Sue Hackett, Philanthropy Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org T 07 4771 4144 PO Box 5871, Townsville QLD 4810
Martin Dickson AM and Susie Dickson
Castle Hill Conquerors
Russell Mitchell and Valmay Hill
Dr Steven Lun and Janelle Lun (Townsville Urology)
Robert Dagworthy AM and Christine Dagworthy
Joe Tapiolas and family
Andrew Andersons AO
David and Helena Cassells
Drs Ailbhe and Frank Cunningham
Gloria Dawn Pettifer
Dr P Thomas and Mr G Thomas
John and Kaori Twomey
Janie E Gibson
Barry John Green
And thank you to
Rita Edwards, Mr Gordon Farrant and Mrs Eirlys Farrant, Anne Atkinson, Rosemary Cannington, Alan Grundy, Barbara Jane Hirschfeld, Aviva Kipen, Suzanne Pyke, Sarah Reichelt, Jocelyn Thompson, Ian Whittingham
Click to see our FUTURE FUND FOUNDING DONORS (DONATED $1000+ IN 2013)