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

Portland House

John T Reid Charitable Trusts

Gifts over $150,000

Percy Baxter Charitable Trust  (Perpetual)

Gifts over $100,000

Gandel Philanthropy

Cottage by the Sea Branches

Gifts over $70,000

Newman’s Own Foundation Fund (Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors)
Patrick Dangerfield

The Marian & E H Flack Trust

Gifts over $50,000

5point Foundation

Gifts over $40,000

Ducas-Paul Foundation

The R E Ross Trust

Gifts over $30,000

Bull & Bears Golf Group

Gifts over $20,000

The Eric & Elizabeth Gross Foundation Pty Ltd

MFS International Australia Pty Limited

Apco Foundation Pty Ltd

Australian Communities Foundation

Harold C Mitchell

Geelong Community Foundation

The Stuart Leslie Foundation

Michael Vickers-Willis

Craig Kimberley

Gifts over $15,000

Peter Latham

The Gray Family Charitable Trust

Mr & Mrs Ralph & Barbara Ward-Ambler

The G W Vowell Foundation Ltd

Simply Energy

Rita Andre

Mr & Mrs Geof & Alison Nash

Randall Foundation Pty Ltd

Gifts over $10,0000

Bruce Edmunds & Associates Pty Ltd

Kempe Engineering

Michael Gannon

The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund

The Anthony Costa Foundation

Frank Costa

Westpac Foundation

Australian Hotels Association (Victoria)

Geelong Harley Owners Group Inc.

The Dawn Wade Foundation

Ian Dicker

Lago Cold Stores Pty Ltd

Lino Bisinella

Gifts over $8,000

The Eirene Lucas Foundation

Walter Campbell Memorial Trust

Designer Concept Photography

Jack Brockhoff Foundation

Geelong Mums Wine Club

Gifts over $7,000

The Highway Gallery

Mark Lorton Photography

The Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation

Gifts over $5,000

Angela & Peter Matkovic

Pamela Wallace Fraser

State Trustees Australia Foundation

Pierce Armstrong Trust

St Andrew’s Opportunity Shop

Rotary Club of Essendon North Inc.

Freemasons Foundation Victoria Limited

84 No 7 Group Masters Blue Knights

Gertie’s Group (Inc.) Opportunity Shop

Evans Family Foundation

The Fox Family Foundation

Dimmick Charitable Trust

Kimberley Foundation

Frank Herd

Bayside Entertainment and Theatre Inc. (BEAT Inc.)

Wendy Tonkin

The Beck Family Foundation

Ainslie Cummins


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