We are fortunate to have the support of many individuals, businesses, organisations and foundations that provide us with assistance in a variety of areas.

Below is a list of our major donors, who contributed financial gifts of over $5,000 2018/19.

Gifts over $200,000

Shine on Foundation

Gifts over $100,000

Dr Sam Howes

Gifts over $70,000

Cottage by the Sea Branches

The Marian & E H Flack Trust

Gifts over $50,000

The Anthony Costa Foundation

Portland House Foundation

Ducas-Paul Foundation

Gifts over $30,000

Bull & Bears Golf Group

Simply Energy

Walter Campbell Memorial Trust

Gifts over $20,000

Give Where You Live

MFS International Australia Pty Limited

Percy Baxter Charitable Trust

The Eric & Elizabeth Gross Foundation Pty Ltd

Apco Foundation Pty Ltd

Randall Foundation Pty Ltd

Mr Geof & Mrs Alison Nash

The Stuart Leslie Foundation

Westpac Foundation

The Smart Family

Danks Trust

Gifts over $10,000

The Gray Family Charitable Trust

Peter Latham

The G W Vowell Foundation Ltd

Mr Ralph & Mrs Barbara Ward-Ambler: Ward Ambler Foundation

Rita Andre

Geelong Community Foundation

Collier Charitable Fund

Marion Isabel Thomas Estate

Leopold Community Bank

St Andrew’s Opportunity Shop

The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund

The Dawn Wade Foundation

Millbrook Funds Pty Ltd

Australian Hotels Association (Victoria)

Channel Foundation

Gifts over $7,0000

Jack Brockhoff Foundation

Geelong Harley Owners Group Inc.

Bruce Edmunds & Associates Pty Ltd

Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust

The Eirene Lucas Foundation

Pierce Armstrong Trust

Gifts over $5,000

State Trustees Australia Foundation

Tursoi Giving

Wendy Tonkin

Lago Cold Stores Pty Ltd

The Iris & Ken Baldwin Foundation

Kimberley Foundation

Peter & Angela Matkovic

L R Cazaly Trust Fund

Dimmick Charitable Trust

Gerties Group (Inc.) Opportunity Shop

Ainslie Cummins Drummond Foundation Pty Ltd

Gifts over $3,000

Jennie McInerney

Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club

Mona Georgina Harris Perpetual Charitable Trust

Jack Moody Charitable Foundation

Estate of Mr Roy L Bockholt

St John of God Pinelodge Clinic

Worksafe Advisory Service

St Joseph’s College Geelong

Valerie Osbourne

The Isabel & John Gilbertson Charitable Trust

Sea Views Manor

Applewood Craft Group


The following estates also bequested Cottage by the Sea significant gifts.

  • Estate of Roseanne Faith Grimke-Drayton
  • Estate of Jill Fitzgibbon
  • Marion Isabel Thomas Estate
  • P Wellington Estate
  • Estate of Mr Roy L Bockholt