Welcome Tim & Gina Fairfax, Hon. Fellows
In a ceremony on Wednesday 25 February 2015, Tim Fairfax AC and his wife Gina Fairfax were honoured for their philanthropic investment in the Foundation’s work.
[Image: Foundation Chair Wendy Craik congratulates Tim Fairfax AC on he and wife Gina's admittance as Honorary Fellows of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.]
A wonderful gathering of Foundation staff past and present, Board, alumni, partners and friends came together at University House in Acton, Canberra, to acknowledge the vision and altruism that has driven the Fairfax family's commitment to building leadership in rural and regional Australia.
Since 2008, the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation (TFFF) has sponsored invaluable ‘untied’ scholarships for leaders from any background or industry to participate in the ARLP. They have also supported the Foundation through various donations for specific projects throughout the life of the organisation.
Tim Fairfax has also given generously of his time to the Foundation, voluntarily serving on the not for profit’s Board as a member and as Deputy Chair.
While Gina was unable to attend the ceremony, her husband accepted the honour on both their behalves. See below for a gallery of highlights from the evening.
The Foundation honoured Tim's brother John B Fairfax AO with another Honorary Fellowship from the Foundation, earlier in the month.