A new record was set when the stars of Collingwood and Carlton football clubs came together on Wednesday 5 August to help Peter Mac defeat cancer at the Peter Mac Cup Breakfast. Together with more than 380 guests, the Pies and the Blues raised more than $167K for life-saving cancer research at the business breakfast, achieving the best result in the event’s 13 year history. David Werdiger is a member of the volunteer organising committee.
David will deliver a keynote address at the marcus evans PWM APAC Summit to be held on November 2-4, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. He will share his insights as a second generation family member and entrepreneur in “Finding Balance: Striking a Balance between Investment and Philanthropy”: Redefining family legacy to achieve both wealth creation and social value Understanding entrepreneurial risk to build a sustainable and secure investment portfolio Managing the new forms of risk in a family office context For more information, see here…
David Werdiger dips into the debate about commission-based fundraising. Many current policies prohibit the practice, but what is really needed is a high-level look at remuneration practices within not-for-profits, which should be established to ensure full alignment of interests between employer and employee. [eJewishPhilanthropy]
David Werdiger will be appearing in several panel sessions at Limmud Oz this year, which takes place 7-9 June 2014 at Monash University Caulfield Campus. “Vegetarian and Jewish?“, with Anthony Frosh, Nikki Silbert & Seraphya Berrin “Australian Jewish philanthropy: who gives a buck?” with Karen Mahlab & Mark Joel “Whither Jewish Australia?” with Danny Schiff These should be thought-provoking and informative sessions.
There are several articles on this topic. Firstly, in response to some proposed initiatives for Jewish Day Schools, David Werdiger turns things around and challenges schools to boost revenue and grow rather than cut costs [eJewishPhilanthropy and AVI CHAI Foundation]. Then, a couple of pieces about the Werdiger family Jewish education grant scheme: an interview [Galus Australis] and a press release [J-Wire].
David Werdiger discusses the exciting partnership between Australian Jewish Funders (AJF) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Philanthropic Network which is bringing the successful Moishe House program to Australia [Galus Australis], and adapting the successful ROI Community program to Australia as the first of several initiatives aimed at supporting next generation engagement [Galus Australis].
I’ve returned from an inspiring AJF lunch lecture in the succah with Helen Lieberman, founder of Ikamva Labantu, a South African not-for-profit that helps develop self-reliant and sustainable community-based organizations in townships. Frankly, extreme poverty in the third world is not high on the pecking order in my personal list of causes, and it isn’t that much higher as a result of meeting and hearing Helen. Nevertheless, I find her story so compelling and there…