Partnerships - Charities
Giving back to the community
Platinum sponsor of Epworth Healthcare

Epworth HealthCare is Victoria’s largest not-for-profit private hospital group.

With nine sites in Metropolitan Melbourne and in Victoria’s South West, Epworth is recognised for providing excellence in diagnosis, treatment, care and rehabilitation.

Providing care in 40 specialties, Epworth is an innovator in Australia’s health system, embracing the latest in evidence-based medicine to pioneer treatments and services for our patients.

Research and teaching are integral to achieving excellence in patient care and researchers at the Epworth Research Institute are working on more than 200 projects in critical areas of health such as cancer, cardiac services, rehabilitation, orthopaedics, gynaecology and obstetrics. In addition, Epworth is committed to educating the next generation of medical professionals, and helps train more than 2,000 students at any one time.

As a not-for-profit organisation Epworth relies on funds raised by Epworth Medical Foundation to continue to provide our patients with the best possible facilities, equipment, surgical expertise and access to research.

Other Major partnerships

La Trobe Financial sponsors the annual Melbourne Lifeline business luncheon attended by prestigious speakers such as former Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu, former Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Governor-General of Australia, Sir Peter Cosgrove just to name a few.

One in four people will suffer from an anxiety issue

Consider, one in four in your workplace. How does this affect the economy, work productivity and personal lifestyle? Mental health in the workplace costs $5 billion a year. Not being able to work, or not being able to concentrate at work. Substance abuse is not an answer; it is a health problem.

So, how can we help? Well today, as a very good start we are able to talk about mental illness, when once it was taboo. Have social attitudes changed? Is it okay to suffer from a mental illness? Is it okay to talk about it? Do we engage enough?

That is why Lifeline's 24 hour/seven days a week telephone crisis support service is very important and continues to save lives. One thing that we all can do is recognise that we can all help someone with a mental illness. It is important to work together in our business environments and help our staff become more resilient. Remember, one in four of our work colleagues may suffer from anxiety.


La Trobe Financial are proud supporters of the Magpie Nest Housing Project - a Collingwood Football Club initiative, committed to making a positive difference in the community.

Magpie Nest also partners with the Project 614 team to support the Hamadova Cafe. The cafe provides free meals and direct links to a range of support services for people who are homeless or at risk including:

  • free legal advice & representation;
  • housing assistance; and
  • drug, alcohol & mental health services.

Hamadova Cafe is located at Westwood Place behind the Salvation Army at 69 Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD.


The Australian Red Cross, Society of Women Leaders is a community of committed women leaders and philanthropists who work together to advance the mission of Australian Red Cross by embracing and engaging women in our communities, across the country and around the world.

The Society of Women Leaders’ (“Society”) goal is to build a group of strong, dedicated women who share a social conscience and want to effect change. The Society acts as an advocate for the work of Australian Red Cross through the support of key programs that they select, as well as by raising awareness of the work of the largest humanitarian organisation in the world.

Make a lasting, life-changing difference

Women are increasingly taking the initiative when it comes to philanthropy, both at home and through the workplace. Women not only want to see change; they want to be part of the catalyst to effect change.

Around the world, Australian Red Cross Society of Women Leaders gives women the opportunity to have this greater level of involvement in their giving. From key Red Cross projects, both in Australia and overseas, Society of Women Leaders Members pool their funds to support programs selected by the giving circle, and may choose to become personally involved with Red Cross as part of their philanthropy journey.