National Community Fundraising Manager
Alison has completed the FIA Certificate of Fundraising, the Diploma of Business Administration and is currently studying the Diploma of Leadership & Management.
She fell into fundraising via her combined interests of volunteering, community, administration, and logistics. Alison worked with Snowy Hydro SouthCare, the primary aeromedical and rescue helicopter service for ACT & SE NSW, managing fundraising programs, events and volunteers for ten years. Alison then worked with Cancer Council ACT, coordinating Cancer Council’s much loved and iconic events and peer to peer fundraising campaigns for two years.
She is now working on introducing and growing a community fundraising program for Heart Support Australia to continue their work in providing heartfelt support, information and encouragement for cardiac patients, their families, and carers.
Alison’s father had his first heart event in his forties, has survived subsequent heart and stroke events since and is now living with a pacemaker in his late seventies so she can empathise with the trauma that cardiac patients go through and recognises the value of the work of Heart Support Australia.