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Philanthropic Entrepeneurs

Philanthropy is emerging as a key activity of wealthy entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurship in the field of philanthropy involves finding new and better ways for mobilising and deploying resources to make the world a better place The following entrepreneurs have each played a significant part in making this possible.

Stuart Zadel , the mastermind behind the Think And Grow Rich® Cashflow Conferences
Stuart runs the Think and Grow Rich® Seminars in Australia, as, over the next 10 years he intends to achieve 5 major goals, these being:
• To create 1,000 Prosperity Millionaires (individuals that choose to give back)
• To donate $1,000,000 to worthwhile causes
• To distribute 1,000,000 copies of our books
• To plant 1,000,000 Trees in Australian soil
• To educate more than 50,000 Australians live
Stuart says, “In short, we figure the best way to ensure we reach more than 50,000 Australians live within the next 10 years is to provide education free of charge!”

The Fred Hollows Foundation is inspired by work of the late Professor Fred Hollows, (1929 – 1993) , Eye Doctor (Ophthalmologist)
whose vision was for a world where no one is needlessly blind. 

Working to continue Fred’s vision, The Fred Hollows Foundation in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, have come together to form a global network to increase our collective impact in eradicating avoidable blindness around the world.

Roger Hamilton – the creator of Wealth Dynamics.
Roger donates to and is a School Board Member of Green School – Bali, Indonesia. Green School opened in Sibang Kaja in Badung Province, Bali, Indonesia in 2008. It is an organisation delivering sustainability in education through the medium of an international school. Its students are children of locals and expatriates.
It is administered by Yayasan Kulkul – a not-for-profit foundation registered in Indonesia – and is governed by a School Board.
Green School is an amazing project, pioneering sustainability within education. It is pushing boundaries in schooling at a time when the world must review whether more of the same is acceptable.

Belinda Vesey-Brown – Managing Director – Brio Group Pty Ltd – 365 Ways We Care
A turning point in Belinda’s life was whilst trekking Kokoda, where she was confronted with realising her life’s purpose – to help people through giving vision. The foundation of Brio Group was formed and gives inspiration for its future through philanthropy.
365 Ways We Care – Brio Group’s Charity Program.
At Brio, Our team goal is to tithe 1% of our turnover to a charity every financial year. So the more successful we become, the more people we can help!
In the 2010/11 financial year Brio donated the equivalent of 365 gifts of sight by supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation. During the 2011/12 financial year we are supporting the Hear and Say Centre by sponsoring a child to give the gift of sound, changing their life forever. The Hear and Say Centre is one of the leading Paediatric Auditory-Verbal and Cochlear implant centres in the world. Since 1992, the centre has taught children who are deaf or hearing impaired to listen and speak.

Yours in Philanthropy
Angie Rapisarda

Brio Group’s vision is to create vision

Our advertising agency in Brisbane has a vision that can impact our immediate community, but also the greater community. When we rebranded to Brio Group (formally known as RED-i Design) in July 2010, we created not only a new brand and a more strategic business direction, we also created our vision: to give vision to our clients, to our team, and to the world by supporting The Fred Hollows Foundation.

So from Monday to Fridays, while we work hard to create vision for our clients’ brands by magical ideas and concepts, we simultaneously create vision for our team. Anything from our Monday morning TED talks to our monthly team training help us create vision for our individual professional lives. But the most rewarding part of this process is that the whole time, Brio Group is helping to give the gift of sight to the equivalent of 365 people in one year (by June 2011). We can’t do this without the support of our wonderful clients and team.

By supporting The Foundation we’re helping to make a difference the world can see. Since 1992 The Foundation has helped to restore sight to more than 1 million people in more than 34 developing countries throughout the world. At the time of blogging, we’ve well and truly reached half way to our goal. We’ve given 184 gifts of sight!

At this time of year, when we take time to stop and cherish those close to us, it makes me really warm inside knowing that this Christmas we’ve helped many, many people to see the colour and beauty of the season.

Yours in supporting worthy causes,

Julia