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  • The Invergowrie Foundation

    Level 6, 126 Wellington Parade,
    East Melbourne VIC 3002

    PO Box 5187 Pinewood VIC 3149

    T 0474 374 682

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  • Ms Patricia Burke OAM

    B.A., M. Social Investment and Philanthropy Senior Advisor, Engagement & Philanthropy Philanthropy Australia

    Pat has been part of Philanthropy Australia since 2011, the peak body for philanthropy and giving, holding the key role of State Manager for Victoria and Tasmania, and more recently as their Senior Philanthropy Advisor.

    She holds a Master in Social Investment and Philanthropy from Swinburne (2013), had an early career in corporate HR in the US finance sector, and has held leadership positions with not-for-profit boards with experience in policy and program development, grants, fundraising and board governance both in the USA (prior to her 1998 arrival in Australia) and here in Australia.

    A giving circle advocate, Pat is the current Board Chair and Co-Founder of the Melbourne Women’s Foundation – a giving circle established in 2014 to support women and families in need in greater metropolitan Melbourne.

    As well as her recent appointment as a Director of the Invergowrie Foundation, Pat is also a Director of the National Trust of Victoria Foundation. Former Australian directorships include: Variety the Children’s Charity, Victoria; a director of the Victoria University Foundation, and director and Chair of the Foundation of Firbank Girls Grammar School in Brighton, Victoria.

    She was awarded an OAM on Australia Day 2020 for service to the community through charitable organisations.