Blog: The Brain Dialogues, filtered by tag: Donations

8 Nov 2020

Donor Impact | Dr Karolina Krysinska

Dr Karolina Krysinska
Professor Zdzislaw Krysinski, Dr Romana Krysinska and Dr Karolina Krysinska in 2010
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Dr Karolina Krysinska obtained her PhD in Psychology in 2001 and has since had a rich career history in research. She is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of New South Wales. Previously she worked on the Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) Registry project at the Monash University. Karolina is also a Gestalt psychotherapist at the ConnectGround Clinic and Lygon… Read More
5 Oct 2020

A Tribute to Jean Nesbitt

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au In 1945 when Australians were celebrating the end of the Second World War, a baby girl was born west of Sydney, in Granville. Her parents named her Jean.   65 years later and with three loving sons, seven grandchildren and more than 50 years of a strong and happy marriage to husband Len Nesbitt, Jean was diagnosed with vascular dementia – the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.  On Friday, 11 September, just over 10 years since she was first diagnosed, Jean’s family said their loving goodbyes at a beautiful memorial held… Read More
11 Nov 2019

Inter-Generational Family Foundation

CHeBA Blog: Inter-Generational Family Foundation
The Mostyn Family Foundation
HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Multigenerational giving provides meaningful opportunities to bring family members together to support common causes, give back to communities, and create lasting change; a concept that is well understood by the Mostyn family in Sydney. Three generations of the Mostyn family work collectively to provide funding support for valuable projects, while modelling social values to younger generations and raising awareness of community needs. The Mostyn Family Foundation was founded by Bob Mostyn in 2011 with support of his sons Richard, Andrew and Robert… Read More
10 Apr 2019

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers Support Wipeout Dementia

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au HWL Ebsworth has continued its outstanding record of support of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) Wipeout Dementia® campaign by nominating CHeBA at their monthly employee charity event held on Friday, 5th April. To date, HWL Ebsworth has previously committed and provided significant pro bono trademarking support to the Centre. Senior Partner Simon Liddy, whose personal fundraising achievement is close to $25,000 over the 2016 and 2017 Queenscliff events and positioning him as second highest fundraiser in both events. Mr Liddy said he was… Read More
12 Nov 2018

MasoniCare & Lodge Harold Herman Unity Support CHeBA

HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Worshipful Master from Lodge Harold Herman Unity, Very Worshipful Brother Mark Arenson, presented a $4,000 cheque to Ms Angie Russell, CHeBA’s Centre Manager, on 26 September 2018 at the Laurelbank Masonic Centre in Willoughby. Very Worshipful Brother Mark Arenson said he was delighted with the funds raised at their inaugural trivia night on Saturday, 11 August and felt it was important for community groups to learn more about dementia and support advances in research.   “This was the first time we had applied for a MasoniCare grant,” Lodge… Read More

Professor Roger Layton AM becomes a Silver Member

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au In April 2016, a donation of $25,000 was made by Roger Layton to The Dementia Momentum®. This contribution is in honour of Dr Merrilyn Layton, wife of UNSW Emeritus Professor of Marketing Roger Layton AM. Merrilyn worked with Roger in many projects including the development of higher education in Guangzhou (pictured) and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2002. She participated with Roger in DCRC committees and projects. A committed member of CHeBA’s Advisory Committee since the Centre’s launch in 2012, Professor Layton is… Read More

Colliers International Residential First Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au Following his incredible display of support as competitor in the inaugural Wipeout Dementia® campaign in May, Managing Director of Colliers International Residential, Peter Chittenden, arranged for Colliers to become the first Silver Member of The Dementia Momentum®. Colliers’ $30,000 donation came in the wake of Mr Chittenden’s personal fundraising achievement of over $7,500 in the May event.  Drawing on his positive experience, Mr Chittenden gave an inspiring presentation at the Wipeout Dementia® cocktail event hosted by AMP… Read More

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation supports The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF) awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $300,000 philanthropic grant over three years to investigate risk and protective factors for dementia. VFFF’s contribution will go towards the salary of a post-doctoral researcher in partnership with Yulgilbar Foundation, whose expert panel provides the necessary scientific assessment. Established as a family charitable trust in 1962, VFFF is one of the larger family foundations in Australia and has an extensive history of contributing… Read More

Bronze Support from Jan Surnicky

KATE CROSBIE The Dementia Momentum® gained its first Bronze Member, Mrs Jan Surnicky of Rose Bay, who generously donated $10,000 in July to help advance research into dementia prevention in honour of her late husband, Emil Surnicky. Mrs Surnicky originally intended to provide the donation as a gift in her will. After discussion with her family, she decided that donating to The Dementia Momentum® initiative of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) now would help improve outcomes for patients faster and, ideally, prevent a rise in dementia incidence. “We, the Surnicky family, hope that… Read More

Roth Charitable Foundation supports The Dementia Momentum®

KATE CROSBIE and HEIDI DOUGLASS | h.douglass@unsw.edu.au The Roth Charitable Foundation (RCF) became the first Founding Gold Member of The Dementia Momentum® when it awarded the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) a $90,000 philanthropic grant over six years to identify early markers of Alzheimer’s Disease. RCF’s contribution will support a part-time PhD candidate, Dr Helen Wu, who will investigate novel genetic biomarkers of Alzheimer’s Disease. Established in 1989 by the late Henry and Ann Roth and substantially enlarged by their sons John and Stanley, the Roth Charitable Foundation… Read More