One Light Charity Foundation
Establishing A Network Of Business Donors That Will Create A Sustainable Funding Model For Registered Causes
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.
Our vision is to unite Charities so that a more significant percentage of raised funds reach the Cause.
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
Causes We Support
Australia is no stranger to extreme weather – bushfire, flooding, drought and skin-peeling heat are central to its history and mythology – with significant agricultural consequences. The absence of disaster cover causes many individuals and communities severe economic and social losses.
We regard family violence as extremely serious and see the nature of violence in family relationships as 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.
Australia is the second-wealthiest country in the world regarding wealth per adult, but its poverty rate has become high. It is currently the 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.
The vast majority of extreme social challenges have their cause or effect in homelessness or the fear of becoming homeless. So, in the end, it seems that it will need to be the kindness of Businesses 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 is a significant predictor of future employment, welfare and health prospects. It improves a person’s ability to contribute socially and economically to the community. We’ll all prosper if we have well-educated young people going on to employment.
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.
Every member of our team is a specialist in their field. Together, they operate a very lean cost structure, utilising volunteer and sponsored resources.
Craig is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. Before establishing Law Elements in 2013, Craig worked in leading tier-one Australian and South African law firms since 2000. Craig is currently the principal and director of Law Elements Pty Ltd. He is the 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.
Registered Company Auditor and Certified Fraud Examiner
Director at Jupiter Advisory
Mike has 30 years of extensive commercial experience and is a Director at Jupiter Advisory based in Milton, Queensland. Mike's ability to identify and manage risk helps clients navigate any potential ``bumps`` along the way.
With a strong focus on developing relationships, Mike's service delivery focuses on outcomes that provide real value to clients rather than just another overhead.
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants
Global Accounting Alliance
Tony is the founder of Wiese & Stone, a corporate advisory focusing on M&A, expansion strategies and IPO. He is a veteran of thirty M&A deals and three IPOs. 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). Before that, he was Chief Executive Officer of JSE-listed Onelogix Group Limited, which included the 226 PostNet network (3 years). Before that, he was Executive Director of JSE-listed Super Group Limited, Africa’s second-largest transport & logistics company (10 years).
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 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.
She is a Lawyer and Chartered Accountant at one of the 'Big 4' Accounting firms. She has been a mentor with the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN) since 2017. Cara volunteers in a program to improve career opportunities for disadvantaged youth. She recently joined the National Parks Association of Queensland Inc. as an assistant company secretary.
As of August 2019, Cara is the Social Engagement Coordinator at One Light Charity Foundation. Her role will include updating and coordinating content and campaigns on various Social Media platforms, and she will engage with the broader community through these platforms. She will also attend multiple social events representing One Light Charity.