Meet our team

23 August 2021

Kate joined SCHF in September 2020 after a long consulting career in the marketing and communications industry where she specialised in corporate social responsibility and creating social impact for brands.  

“I have always looked for ways to apply my skills to create a better world and it has been an amazing experience to join the For Purpose sector in support of sick kids.” 

At SCHF, Kate leads the Engagement Team, a passionate group of smart and committed specialists across fundraising, supporter services, health promotion, and brand, marketing and communications.  

“It is my privilege to coach this team to drive the most successful outcomes in support of kid’s health.” 

We asked Kate to answer a few questions about what inspires her and why fundraising for sick kids’ is so important. 

What inspires you to come to work every day? 

I am a mum with two beautiful and healthy young kids aged 4 and 8.  I am inspired by them each day. Not only do I strive to be a role model as a successful working mother, I want to show them the importance of giving back, supporting their community, and finding a purposeful path in life. Each day, I feel immense gratitude I have a healthy and happy family and I take strength from the stories I hear each day from the brave, caring and resilient patients, families, and staff across the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. 

Why is fundraising for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation so important? 

Providing care and treatment for sick kids is challenging, complex and expensive 

Fundraising is critical to allow the kind of ground-breaking research to make new discoveries and advancements in paediatric care which can help children now and for generations to come.  

Fundraising can help address the shortfall, ensuring a more equitable system with the highest levels of care for our kids. We direct funds to the areas of greatest need, with the impact being felt in the hospital wards, treatments rooms, research labs, outreach programs and beyond. 

What would you like to say to our generous supporters? 

When nothing is sure, everything is possible. This couldn’t ring more true when we reflect on the events over the past 12 months. While the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt, I am incredibly proud of what our supporters have achieved together for the benefit of sick kids and their families.  

As individuals, we all have the power to make a difference, but together we are a community, creating a real impact on kids’ health. More than ever, our staff and supporters have been agile and resilient, innovative, and creative, to respond and deliver the best fundraising results. So, I would like to say thank you to each supporter for stepping up and joining in, even during these challenging times. It’s only when we all come together that we can really make a positive difference to the lives of sick kids and their families. 

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Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation raises funds for Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick , The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and Paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS NSW) and Kids Research