2015 finalists State Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry for the 2015 FIA Awards for Excellence in Fundraising. More entries were received than in previous years and they represented a cross section of the amazing work carried out by our members. Judges agreed that this year’s submissions were of a particularly high standard and the competition was tight across a number of categories.

Thank you to our Principal Sponsor of the Awards for Excellence in Fundraising

Organisational Award Finalists:

Donor Acquisition

Sponsored by

Over $5 million revenue

  • Bush Heritage Australia – “Species” – Bush Heritage Direct Mail Acquisition April 2014 (VIC)
  • Camp Quality – 2013 Christmas Acquisition Appeal (NSW)
  • Guide Dogs SA/NT – Wallace & Bruce – Cold Acquisition Direct Mail Pack (SA)
  • Make-A-Wish Australia – April Acquisition 2014 (QLD)

Under $5 million revenue

  • Diabetes Australia – VIC – A Recipe for a Good Life (VIC)
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations – RFDS Regional Acquisition Campaign 2013 (SA)
  • scosa – scosa Maximum Potential Corporate Networking Club (SA)
  • SIDS and Kids NSW and Victoria – Tax Acquisition 2014 (VIC)

Donor Renewal

Sponsored by

Over $5 million revenue

  • Caritas Australia – Caritas Australia Winter Appeal (NSW)
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) – “Be On Board Every Flight” – RFDS QLD’s 2014 Autumn Regular Giving & Cash Appeal (QLD)
  • The Exodus Foundation – Exodus Christmas Appeal 2014 (NSW)

Under $5 million revenue

  • Perth Legacy – ANZAC Day Appeal 2014 (WA)
  • The Carmelites – Australia & East Timor – 2014 Healing Appeal (VIC)
  • WaterAid – Invest in a brighter future! (VIC)

Major Gifts

No finalists in 2015

Sponsored by

Bequests/Gifts in Wills

Over $5 million revenue

  • Bush Heritage Australia – Bush Chats – Bringing News from the Bush to our Supporters (VIC)
  • Guide Dogs Association of SA & NT – Buddy for Life Program (SA/NT)

Under $5 million revenue

  • Assistance Dogs Australia – Survey and Conversion Bequest Campaign (NSW)

Capital Campaigns

No finalists in 2015

 

Sponsored by

Special Events

Over $5 million revenue

  • Cancer Council Australia – Coles Daffodil Day 2014 (NSW)
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research – Love Your Sister (NSW)
  • Mater Foundation – RACQ Insurance International Women’s Day Fun Run 2014 (QLD)
  • WWF-Australia – Wild Onesie Week 2014 (NSW)

Under $5 million revenue

  • 3MBS Fine Music – 3MBS Beethoven Marathon & 3MBS Schubert Marathon (VIC)
  • Act for Peace – Act for Peace Ration Challenge (NSW)
  • MS Research Australia Ltd – Kiss Goodbye to MS (NSW)
  • St Vincent de Paul Society SA – Vinnies SA 2014 CEO Sleepout (SA)

Sponsored by

Emergency Relief Appeal

Over $5 million revenue          

  • Oxfam Australia – Syria Emergency Appeal 2014 (VIC)
  • UNICEF Australia – Typhoon Haiyan Children’s Emergency Appeal (Philippines) (NSW)

Under $5 million revenue

No finalists in 2015

Fundraising on a Shoestring

No finalists in 2015


State Winners:

Young Fundraiser of the Year

Sponsored by
 

NSW – Rebecca Linigen, The Fred Hollows Foundation

QLD – Alexandra Struthers MFIA, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia

VIC – Shae Spry, Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

WA – Laura Kazmirowicz MFIA, Ear Science Institute Australia

 

Volunteer of the Year

Sponsored by

NSW – Mick Campbell, nominated by Cerebral Palsy Alliance

QLD – Garth Stephens, nominated by Cancer Council Queensland

SA/NT – Philip Wells, nominated by Hutt St Centre

VIC – Chris McPherson, nominated by Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

WA – Noah Ryan, nominated by Western Australian Museum Foundation

WA – Janet Reynolds, nominated by Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation