2021 WINNER

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Julie McDonald

CEO, The Funding Network Australia

The Funding Network Australia (TFN) brings people together to find, fund and support grassroots social change programs that directly help people in need. Under Julie's passionate leadership, TFN’s total impact has grown from $7.5M to $16.2M, with a shift to virtual events in 2020 generating more than $2.8M for 64 life-changing programs during COVID-19. By advocating for this online shift, Julie has ensured crucial funding continues to reach the non-profit sector and provided a lifeline to organisations large and small. Her ready smile, Irish lilt and collaborative nature inspires generosity and spreads the joy of giving.