About

One Light Charity Foundation

Establishing A Network Of Business Donors That Will Create A Sustainable Funding Model For Registered Causes

Mission

To create a sustainable funding platform enabling Charities with funding so that they can focus on their Causes instead of spending additional resources on raising funds.

Vision

Our vision is to unite Charities so that a larger percentage of raised funds reach the Cause.

Values

Proudly Australian, we believe “Charity starts at home.” Identifying and meeting needs in each local Community – City – State – Country, partnering and enabling Charities to fulfil their Causes.

We Unite Charities Serving The Same Cause With Joint Fundraising Campaigns

Funds Raised

2,800,000

Causes We Support

One Light Charity Foundation focusses solely on Causes that combat extreme suffering in the local community. Our Donors can nominate the Cause where they would like to make a difference.

Disaster Relief

Australia is no stranger to extreme weather – bushfire, flooding, drought and skin-peeling heat are central to its history and mythology – with significant consequences for agriculture. The absence of disaster cover causes many individuals and the community to suffer severe economic and social losses. 

Domestic Violence

We regard family violence as extremely serious and see the nature of violence in family relationships as particularly insidious because it is an abuse of trust. There is often a continuing threat to the victim’s safety or their life, or the lives of their children and sometimes to extended family members.

Extreme Poverty

Australia is the second-wealthiest country in the world in terms of wealth per adult, but its poverty rate has become entrenched at a high level. It is currently 14th highest out of 36 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. We believe that every person is of infinite value, every person matters.

Homelessness

The vast majority of extreme social challenges have their cause or effect in homelessness itself or the fear of becoming homeless. In the end, it seems that it will need to be the kindness of Business and their philanthropic leaders coupled with passionate not for profit volunteers that will need to step up to solve the major social challenge of our time. 

Education

Education is a significant predictor of future employment, welfare and health prospects. It improves a person’s ability to contribute socially and economically in the community. If we have young people who are well-educated and going on to employment, we’ll all prosper. We believe that is an excellent investment.

Medical Care

Every year around 21,000 teenagers and young adults in Australia are told their parent has cancer. The need to care for their parents often disrupts these young people’s efforts for increased social, emotional and financial independence. We help to raise funds and make Grants across every area of cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

  

Our Team

Every member of our team is a specialist in his or her field. Together, they operate a very lean cost structure, utilising volunteer and sponsored resources.

Peter Fenton

General Manager

Peter has recently been appointed General Manager of the One Light Charity Foundation. This appointment follows 20 years of sales and marketing positions in both Australia and Canada and extensive community support both professionally and personally. Most recently, Peter held senior positions within the Bartercard Australia organisation. Peter’s experience as a leader and his passion for community support and innovative fundraising solutions position him well to develop and deliver the groups Corporate Social Responsibility program.

Peter is responsible for all operational aspects of the Foundation including fundraising and grant allocations to assist Australian registered charities, schools, sporting clubs, and community clubs. These activities allow the group to deliver new programs across a wide range of worthwhile Causes.

Imilian Wiese

Volunteer General Administration

Bachelor of Commerce

Higher Education Diploma

CHCCOM403A Certificate IV in Pastoral Care, Care Training and Consulting

Imilian managed 18 Childcare Centres for a listed company. Previously she was the founder of 13 of the 18 Childcare Centres. Her duties included planning of concerts, sports days and fundraisers, weekly staff meetings and conflict resolution. Skills include bookkeeping, business strategies, budgets, and marketing.

Imilian worked as a volunteer at Newlife Aged Care. She assisted clients with personal care activities and companionship.

Wiehan Venter

Volunteer

I enjoy helping people and love working with Onelight Charity, my responsibilities include designing the website and maintaining all the features.

My goal is to utilize technology to help more and more people every day.

Building state-of-the-art, easy to use, user-friendly websites and
applications is truly a passion of mine, I actively seek out new
technologies and stay up-to-date on industry trends and
advancements. I recently started working on Artificial Intelligence and
Blockchain technologies; This has allowed me to stay ahead of the
curve and deliver an exceptional experience for our users.

Craig Roelofsz

Solicitor

BA LLB LLM (Corporate Law)

Craig is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. Prior to establishing Law Elements in 2013, Craig worked in leading tier one Australian and South African law firms since 2000. Craig is currently principal and director of Law Elements Pty Ltd. He is past President of the Queensland Chapter of the Australia Africa Business Council, the International Liaison Officer of the National Board of the Australian Africa Business Council and a member of the Queensland Law Society.

Lee Geldenhuys

Pastor

Diploma in Ministry

Lee is a qualified pastor and teacher who has performed various outreach missions in prisons, local communities and feeding programs. He is also an experienced marketing manager in the hospitality and travel industry. Lee has owned and managed small businesses over the years.

Tony Wiese

Chartered Accountant

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants

Global Accounting Alliance

Tony is the founder of Wiese & Stone, a corporate advisory that focuses on M&A, expansion strategies and IPO. He is a veteran of thirty M&A deals and three IPO’s. Previously Tony was Co-founder, Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and company secretary of ASX listed BPS Technology Limited which operates trading, payment and incentive platforms in 6 countries (10 years). Prior to that he was Chief Executive Officer of JSE listed Onelogix Group Limited which included the 226 PostNet network (3 years), and prior to that he was Executive Director of JSE listed Super Group Limited, Africa’s second largest transport & logistics company (10 years).

Trusted By Over 20 000

Businesses Worldwide

The Foundation has been endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donors can subject to tax law, claim a tax deduction for donating to the Foundation.
The One Light Charity Foundation is a Public Ancillary Fund and exists for the purpose of making Grants to individuals and other Australian Registered Charities who are also DGRs.

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