Wednesday, 2 August 2023

The Board and staff of Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation wish to acknowledge the passing of former Board Member and Chair, Mr J. G. M. Moffatt AM.

Mr Moffatt joined the Board in 1990 and became Chair in 1998, retiring from the Board in 2001.

For over a decade, Mr Moffatt worked tirelessly to uphold the Foundation’s strategic direction to provide grants to the not-for-profit sector, promote the right of citizens to participate in philanthropy, stimulate a community conscience in support of health and welfare, and provide excellence in service to donors, beneficiary organisations, and to the community at large.

In his role as Chair, he commented in the 1999 Annual Report, “The reality of life is that the support the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund provides to help those in need becomes more vital as each year goes by.”

He was known for his lifetime commitment to community service and philanthropy.

For more than 33 years he was a dedicated donor and friend to the Foundation and to celebrate the Foundation's centenary, Mr Moffatt made an incredibly generous gift earlier this year. 

“Mr Moffatt has been a major force in the philanthropic life of Greater Melbourne. We are very grateful for his ongoing support and to have been part of his philanthropy," said Foundation CEO, Dr Catherine Brown OAM.

Vale Mr J. G. M. Moffatt AM.