About Us

The APEX Foundation has one key goal: to improve the lives of disadvantaged Australians everywhere. It’s a home for those looking to make a real difference in peoples’ lives.

ABOUT US

Heart of a community.

Hope of a nation.

We believe in action over empty gestures, a belief which is reflected in the grants we give to causes with real and measurable outcomes. With the help of our fantastic Foundation members and community donors, we can achieve our goal every single day.

The impact of our work on the lives of Australians in need can’t be measured in dollars alone (although we’ve given plenty of those too — over $12m to date). From mental health initiatives and medical research, to helping those in the community who may have fallen through the cracks.

OUR HISTORY

We’re dedicated to providing support for Australia’s future: its children and families in need.

Our mission is to help children who have special needs, who are sick, or who are otherwise disadvantaged. We do it by managing and donating the money raised by various trusts established as a result of the amazing national fundraising schemes conducted by Apex Australia. We continue to raise funds today and to grow our membership base.

One of our principal founding ideas is that the success of any project depends upon community support at every level. We’ve never relied upon government funding for the success or continuation of any of our projects, and the money we raise stays within Australia to help its most in-need citizens. We’re Australian-founded and owned, and we want to keep it that way.

OUR IMPACT

In 2022-23,

we donated

to many worthy causes.

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towards mental health initiatives
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towards medical care and research, for melanoma, diabetes, cancer, and autism
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towards poverty relief, helping over 120 underprivileged children
$ 0 k
worth of respite accommodation donated

Our Funds

The Apex Foundation provides help for those in need through the construction of short-term respite accommodation and care facilities, and by raising funds.

Board of Directors

The Apex Foundation was built on the work of thousands of volunteers who gave their time, money, and strength. That legacy continues today – meet our amazing volunteer team and be inspired by what ordinary people can achieve for others in need.

Group 1

Jamie Darren Vincent

Chairman
● Director for the Apex Foundation Opportunity Fund
● Member of the Board Audit and Risk Committee (BARC)
● Member of the Executive Committee
● Ex-Officio of all Committees

Group 2

Lindsay Carthew

Vice Chairman
● Member of the Board Audit Risk Committee (BARC)
● Member of the Finance Committee
● Chairman of the Apex Foundation Public Ancillary Fund
● Member of the Marketing and Membership Committee
● Chairman of the Investments Committee

Group 3

Mike Fitze

Director/Company Secretary
● Director for the Apex Foundation Opportunity Fund
● Director Administration and Staffing
● Director for Elections
● Member of the Executive Committee
● Member of the Board Audit Risk
Committee (BARC)
● Member of the Corporate Governance Committee
● Member of the Apex Foundation C W Family Care Trust Committee
● Member of the Apex Foundation Public Ancillary Fund

Graham Lancaster

Graham Lancaster AM

Director
● Ex-Officio Member of all Committees

Group 5

Brian William Powe

Director
● Chairman 2018-2019
● Director for the Apex Foundation
Opportunity Fund SHACK ● Member of the Board Audit Risk Committee (BARC)
● Member of the Finance Committee
● Member of the Investment Committee
● Member of the Corporate Governance Committee

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Dale Michelle Sawley

Director
● Director for the Opportunity Fund – Apex Copper Coast Retreats
● Member Apex Foundation Public Ancillary Fund Committee
● Member Marketing and Membership Committee

Anthony Wilshire

Anthony John Wilshire

Director
● Member of the Executive Committee
● Director for the Apex Foundation C W Family Care Trust
● Director for the Apex Fine Arts

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Benjamin James Curnow

Director
● Committee Member of the Apex Foundation Public Ancillary Fund

John KING

John Charles King

Appointed Director/Alternate Director
● Member of Corporate Governance Committee

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