Philanthropy is the rational response to wealth
The Cameron Foundation (ABN 94 746 768 251) was established using the proceeds of the sale of Cameron Systems to Orc Software in 2006. Currently the foundation donates around $600,000 each year to a range of charities primarily in the areas of health, education, human rights and disaster relief.
Most donations are made in July which means that we can publish a draft Annual Report at the beginning of the current financial year. It is updated throughout the year if we make any extra donations but it should be substantially complete in July.
The directors are John, Alison, Donald and Caroline Cameron. John works full time, pro bono, for Talent Beyond Boundaries - a global response to the current refugee crisis.
They are examples of lives well lived and role models for those fortunate enough to have found substantial material wealth in their lifetime.
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced- Andrew Carnegie
Can we really believe that we are living a good life, an ethically decent life if we don't do anything serious to help reduce poverty around the world- Peter Singer
This year we add support for two refugee focussed initiatives:
This year's funding for TBB is split between supporting a successful completion of the Australian Government Pilot in 2018 and launching an initiative in 2019 to settle skilled refugees into regional Australia.
The fund supports a range of charities. Donations to large charities are normally untied and annually recurring. One-off or time-limited donations are also made to certain individual projects.