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AFA donations hit $2 million

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Donations to Australian charities by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) Foundation have reached $2 million.

Established in 2007, the AFA Foundation supports a range of charities including MS Research Australia, Little Heroes and the Make A Wish Foundation. It also helped Rural Aid support farmers hit by drought and floods and donated $10,000 to Lifeline, which is playing a crucial role in helping Australians affected by bushfires.

“The AFA Foundation works hard to make a meaningful difference to individuals and families in need,” AFA CEO Philip Kewin said. “This creates opportunities which foster community spirit and connection within the financial advice profession.”

The foundation raises contributions from members through national events such as the AFA Roadshow and the annual AFA Conference, as well education seminars and networking events. The largest fund-raising event to date was the 2018 Kokoda Trail project, which raised more than $117,000.

Nominations for a 2020 grants program are being accepted until April 30.