- Bittern Primary School
- Community Kinders Plus
- Crib Point Kinder
- Crib Point Primary School
- Eastbourne Primary School
- The Funky Farm
- Hastings Primary School
- Homeground Café
- Mornington Park Primary School
- New Peninsula Community Caring Inc.
- Rise Literacy
- Rosebud Secondary College
- Rosebud Secondary School
- Seawinds Community Hub
- Southern Peninsula Community Support Centre
- St Vincent de Paul
- The Resilience Project
- Tootgarook Primary School
- Tyabb Railway Primary School
- Wallaroo Primary School
- Western Port Comunity Support Centre
- Western Port Secondary College
- Willum Warrain
Vale Sidney Baillieu Myer AC
You were the wind beneath our wings.
27th January 2022
It is with deep sorrow and sadness, that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and benefactor, Sidney Baillieu Myer AC.
We feel honoured to count Bails as a true friend, a giant among our community who always listened to, and saw, the person in front of him.
In a very special way, in the last five years of his life, Bails was a crucial ally and early supporter of the the Mornington Peninsula Foundation. With his enormous stature in the community, his belief and commitment to our daring idea, gave our small team the confidence to run with our dreams.
Our big goal was, and remains, to significantly reduce levels of socio economic disadvantage on the Mornington Peninsula. Bails joined us in believing it is not acceptable that on our beautiful and bountiful Peninsula, one in four households are living below the poverty line, and that we could be a catalyst for change.
Bails came to our first major event, the Mornington Peninsula philanthropic summit, and hosted many subsequent events at the Merricks General Wine Store. From the start, we wanted to engage with people closest to the issues. Bails joined us in this approach, setting the tone for the work that would unlock the complex drivers by giving a voice to people often not heard.
With an ever available ear, Bails walked with us, guided us, chided us, encouraged us and trusted us. With him on our shoulder we will continue to forge new ways forward. Even at the end Bails was with us, suggesting donations to MPF and other community organisations, rather than flowers.
With reverence, love and affection,
Ian Hicks AO
MPF is a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 tax status. All donations are tax deductible. As all operational costs are covered by the George Hicks Foundation, 100% of donations are distributed as community grants.