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KU Marcia Burgess Foundation

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KU Marcia Burgess Foundation
 
KU has been a leader in quality early childhood education and had a profound impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and families since 1895.
 
The KU Marcia Burgess Foundation supports this work with a passion and a strong and clear vision.
 
Every donation to the Foundation will augment current, and enable new and innovative initiatives that improve the early childhood education participation, inclusion outcomes, and smooth transition to school for disadvantaged, isolated and marginalised children and families.
 
KU Marcia Burgess Foundation invites the support, collaboration and commitment of individuals, families, corporate Australia, partner organisations and agencies, and philanthropists.
 
We aspire to achieving even greater outcomes for these children and families, well beyond their early childhood education experiences.
 
Together, we will change more lives.
 
In Memory of Marcia Burgess
 
The Foundation is named to honour one of KU’s trail-blazing luminaries of social inclusion and child wellbeing, the late Marcia Burgess. 
 
Marcia’s commitment to children with additional needs and her leadership in this area spanned her 50 years of service with KU.
 
Whilst Marcia took a quiet approach, it was none-the-less driven by her strong will and determination. The result of her dreams, vision and advocacy for vulnerable children, children with additional needs and families have become some of KU’s greatest achievements.
 
Marcia retired from KU in October 2006 as the manager, Special Education and sadly passed away in June 2007.
 
She is recognised for her significant contribution to KU, the early childhood sector and the lives of the thousands of children she touched.
 
What is the KU Difference
 
Almost 125 years ago, KU was born of a visionary idea to establish the nation’s first free Kindergarten, brought to fruition through the efforts of volunteers and the generosity of donors and philanthropists. 
 
Specifically intended to provide some of Sydney’s poorest children with access to early education, so began the commitment to social justice that is now embedded in KU’s DNA.
 
Today, this legacy continues and a gift to the KU Marcia Burgess Foundation can make the KU difference in the following ways:


  • Offering additional or new supports and services for the 14 KU centres in disadvantaged areas
  • Strengthening and creating collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities
  • Fee relief for children experiencing disadvantage, regardless of location through Scholarships
  • Improving nutrition and health outcomes through our Healthy Start Program
  • Increasing engagement and community linkages for children who may otherwise not participate in early childhood education, especially refugee and asylum seeker children and families
  • Peer support and opportunity for school aged siblings of children with disability to meet with other children experiencing a similar family environment
  • Improving the overall participation rates of children accessing early childhood education in disadvantaged areas.

Donate today and join the extraordinary KU donor family. Donations are tax deductible. You will receive an official tax deductible receipt via email when you complete the transaction using the above “Donate” button.

Please note donations made on this platform are non-refundable, unless the circumstances are extenuating in which case will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

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Melbourne Marathon 2019

Sydney Running Festival 2019

Noosa Classic 2019

City 2 Surf 2019

Sunshine Coast Marathon 2019

Bundaberg Sugar | Cane2Coral 2019 10th Anniversary

Stadium Stomp Gabba 2019

Run Melbourne 2019

Stadium Stomp MCG 2019

Stadium Stomp Adelaide Oval 2019

Stadium Stomp SCG 2019

SMH Half Marathon

NAB RunWest 2019

Port to Pub 2019

Bowral Classic 2018

Bowral Classic 2019

Melbourne Marathon 2018

Pub 2 Pub 2018

Noosa Classic 2018

Bridge to Brisbane 2018

City2Surf 2018

Run Melbourne 2018

The Color Run 2018 | Melbourne DAY

Twilight Running Festival 2018

Clare Classic 2018

The Color Run 2018 | Canberra

Run Warrandyte

The Color Run 2017 | Perth

The Color Run 2017 | Townsville

The Color Run 2017 | Sydney (August)

Vietnam & Cambodia Cycle - Adventure Charity Challenge

Trek Great Wall - Adventure Charity Challenge

Huma Trek Everest Base Camp Open Challenge

Huma Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge

The Color Run Night | Sydney 2017

The Color Run 2017 | Gold Coast

Twilight Running Festival 2017

Walk Larapinta Charity Open Challenge

Clare Classic 2020

Mudgee Classic 2020

McDonalds Brisbane Marathon

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Recent Fundraisers

  • Kim Gill
  • Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2015
  • AUD $710.00
  • Alison Edler
  • Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2015
  • AUD $250.00
  • mandy Muscat
  • Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2015
  • AUD $240.00
  • Gavin Le Roux
  • Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2015
  • AUD $280.00
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