TFN Live Brisbane, 26 May 2021

We were so grateful to be back in Brisbane for an in person event for the first time in 2 years! 

Thank you to our event host Clayton Utz, matched funding partner Morgans, and event supporters Deloitte and SilverChef for making this event possible.

Together we raised just over $105,000 for 3 incredible non profits. Please fulfil your pledge or make a donation here. If you have questions, please email


Please note that 10% of funds raised is retained by TFN in agreement with the NFPs pitching as a contribution to our operational costs.

  1. Project #1: The Carers Foundation

    The Carers Foundation Australia provides unique wellness programs to support the emotional, physical and mental wellbeing of unpaid Carers. The main aim is to prevent mental-health crisis breakdowns in these Young-Carers by providing educational-workshops such as mental-health resilience strategies so they can cope under extreme situations-aiming to decrease depression/anxiety/and potential suicide-risk. 

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    Meet the presenter: Ronnie Benbow, Founding Director

    Ronnie trained as a Registered Nurse and Midwife with a Degree in Health Science. Ronnie personally and professionally understands the stresses of a caring role, and the unrelenting demands it requires. Ronnie is highly-motivated to continue providing this vital service to carers throughout Australia. 


  2. Project #2: 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation


    The 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation exists to aid, support and serve first responder and military personnel past and present, who are struggling with PTSD and related mental health issues, as a result of serving our Communities and our Nation. 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation is committed to motivating and equipping this demographic with the skills they need to take an active role in their recovery. 

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    Meet the presenter: Gerry Garard, Founder and Chairman

    Gerry served in Vietnam as 2nd Lieutenant for a year. He then spent most of career in Corporate Management. Gerry was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to his industry. Further, Gerry served on many boards, trusts, associations and government committees during his career. 

  3. Project #3: Brainchild Foundation

    The Brainchild Foundation’s ‘Better Tomorrows Program’ aims to ensure that every Queensland child diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord tumour is provided with the Allied Health support necessary for them to reach their full potential. This program will widen the support Brainchild currently has available to young people aged 0-24 years. Brainchild seeks to support young people who cannot access NDIS, particularly those aged over 7 who do not qualify for the NDIS ‘early intervention program’.

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    Meet the presenter: Vonnie Hastings, Co-Founder and Secretary

    Vonnie Hastings is a retired oncology nurse. Vonnie has worked with families of children with a brain or spinal cord tumour, throughout her career and has witnessed the impact of these life-threatening diseases first hand. Vonnie is striving to make a difference for these children as they face a new tomorrow. 

  4. Project #4: Optional Donation to TFN