Sub Funds

The Maybanke
Fund

Collective Impact

The Maybanke Fund honours the work of Maybanke Anderson, writer, leader, feminist, early childhood education pioneer and promoter of the rights of women and children in Australia.

Veniam, quis nostrud exer Lorem ipsum dolor sit. Oximplintil vituid moviris picae ac atatuam.

Veniam, quis nostrud exer Lorem ipsum dolor sit. Oximplintil vituid moviris picae ac atatuam.

Veniam, quis nostrud exer Lorem ipsum dolor sit. Oximplintil vituid moviris picae ac atatuam.

About

The Maybanke Fund was established by Tony and Rosalind Strong in 2010 in honour of Rosalind’s great-great aunt Maybanke Selfe Wolstenholme Anderson (1845-1927). The Fund connects its community of donors with organisations working to reduce social inequality through education, women’s advocacy and social reform – causes that continue to be as important in the 21st century as they were for Maybanke in 1893. The Fund also provides the Maybanke Anderson Award for Indigenous students in Education at Macquarie University.

 Each year, The Fund hosts The Maybanke Lecture around May 6, commemorating the anniversary of Maybanke’s first public speech. Jane Spring AM, Maybanke’s great-great-great niece, took over coordination of the Fund in June 2022.

The Maybanke Lecture Series

2024

Topic: A fair go for all kids: tackling fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Australia.
Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Elliott AM
 

2023

Topic: ‘Universal early childhood education & care is nation-building infrastructure.’
Speaker: Georgie Dent

2022

Topic: ‘Criminal Justice – Scoring the Feminist Agenda.
Speaker: The Hon Virginia Bell AC

2021

Topic: ‘Why threats to Decent Work are undermining our Democracies .’
Speaker: Sharan Burrow AC
 

2019

Topic: ‘Work and Advocacy: reflections on Maybanke’slife and advocacy. What might we have to say to each other across the years?’
Speaker: Dame Marilyn Waring CNZM

2018

Topic: ‘Protecting Children and Empowering Women – historic and contemporary issues of Aboriginal child removal?
Speaker: Professor Larissa Behrendt AO

2017

Topic: ‘Self-care sits at the heart of women’s suffrage
Speaker: Elizabeth Broderick AO

2016

Topic: ‘Forsaking All Others: Women, Marriage, and the Struggle for Equal Citizenship
Speaker: Professor Helen Irving

2015

Topic: ‘A crack in the lens: women working for women
Speaker: Lucy Brogden AM

2014

Topic: ‘Early Childhood Education in Australia
Speaker: Dr Susan Feez & Professor Margaret Sims

2013

Topic: ‘From Suffragettes to CyberFems
Speaker: Adele Horin

To learn more about starting a Sub Fund download our booklet

To learn more about starting a donor advised sub fund

Sign up to receive stories and updates from us

Download Research Summary

Add Email To Start The Download