The Oxfam Circle: Oxfam’s major donor program

The Oxfam Circle is a community that allows you to direct your gift to a particular area of interest or specific project and feel a deep connection to the impact of your support.

By making an annual financial commitment to support Oxfam’s critical work in the fight against poverty, you are making a declaration that goes beyond a financial transaction.

You’re inspiring others to give, creating meaningful changes in poor communities, establishing new leaders who are empowered to make a real difference, and forging a pathway for a better, more equal world.

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For more information on The Oxfam Circle, email our Major Gifts Manager, Claire Beynon, or call (03) 9289 9309.

Your financial support

Influencers: $4,000 — $9,999 p.a.
Innovators: $10,000 — $24,999 p.a.
Leaders: $25,000 — $49,999 p.a.
Visionaries: $50,000+ p.a. or $10,000+ p.a. plus a bequest commitment

Where you can direct your support


How we’ll work with you

  • A dedicated staff member for all your questions. You can have your questions answered and meet regularly with a dedicated Oxfam staff member.
  • Exclusive invitations to Oxfam Major Donor events. A chance to meet with other major donors and senior Oxfam staff, hear firsthand about our programs, and have your questions answered.
  • Invitation to attend field visit with Oxfam staff. Run at least every two years, this is your chance to meet with senior Oxfam staff while visiting a project in the field, where you can see firsthand the benefits of your support.
  • Annual event with CEO and/or patron. You are invited to join The Oxfam Circle Patron, Mr Dennis Goldner, and/or CE Lyn Morgain, and mingle with other members of The Oxfam Circle, for an annual event.
  • International video call with in-country staff. Meet and interact virtually with Oxfam staff based in the countries where we work. Hear about their work and have your questions answered.
  • Virtual Honour Board. Your support acknowledged on the Oxfam website to act as inspiration for others to give (as below). Note, this benefit is only for supporters who donate $10,000 or more per annum.

The Oxfam Circle Honour Board — 2019

Oxfam would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank the following major donors for their generosity and for being part of The Oxfam Circle.


$50,000+ p.a. or $10,000+ p.a. plus a bequest commitment

  • Andrew & Beth Phillips Family Foundation
  • Andy & Jill Griffiths
  • Anne Miller
  • Annie T Rose
  • Anonymous (10)
  • Barlow Foundation
  • Claire Bamford
  • Dale McMenamin
  • Dr Joan Bryan
  • Fionna Allan
  • Greg Jordan
  • Ian Cox
  • Jade, Sophie & Sarah Kirsch
  • Jaramas Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Jerry Adams & Prof Suzanne Cory
  • John & Valerie Braithwaite
  • John Freeman
  • Kim Williams AM
  • P Thompson
  • Peter Hanks
  • Rob Guthrie & Trish Cowcher
  • Roger & Mandy Collins-Woolcock
  • Ross & Marianne Allan
  • Simpson Family Foundation
  • Susan Maple-Brown AM
  • The Glider Foundation
  • Thomas Goodman
  • Tim Mintern & Marion Matthews
  • Vincent Chiodo Charitable Foundation
  • Wayne & Ros McDonald


$25,000 – $49,999 p.a.

  • Ake Ake Fund
  • Alan Bennett
  • Anonymous (8)
  • Bluesand Foundation
  • Cameron Foundation
  • Harris Charitable Foundation
  • Ian Newman
  • John & Michele Shanahan
  • Lacetree Pty Ltd
  • Les Hiboux Pty Ltd
  • Moonstream Information Services
  • Rohit D’Costa & Nadia Chaves
  • The Muffin Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999 p.a.

  • Alan Gardiner
  • Ann Byrne
  • Anonymous (41)
  • Ashu Jhamb & Katherine Barraclough
  • Beeren Foundation
  • Biophilia Foundation
  • Birchall Family Foundation Trust
  • Brad Louis
  • Brennan Family Foundation
  • Brenton Starkie
  • Chris Hartigan & Angela Scarfe
  • Christopher Fairley
  • Claire Howell
  • Compliance and Risk Management Recruitment
  • David & Linsey-Anne Morris
  • David Huang
  • David Thomas & Philippa Cotter
  • Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
  • Duncan Murray
  • Frantel Pty Ltd
  • Gary Alcock & Marianne Hack
  • Gernot Heiser & Trudy Weibel
  • Graf Family
  • Helen Szoke AO
  • James McCaughey
  • Jamie Simpson
  • Jane Bitcon & Geoff McClellan
  • Jane Harper Trust
  • Jenny Ingram
  • Joanne Simpson
  • Jon Jureidini & Julia Beaven
  • Judith & Keith Heale
  • Julian Knights
  • Krishna Sen
  • Kylie Boucher & Andrew Maynard
  • Liz Nixon & Peter Cowling
  • Manivannan Gopalakrishnan
  • Michael & Leanne Rogerson
  • Michael & Wendy Olive
  • Michael Jefford
  • Mick Harvey & Katy Beale
  • Mike & Yve Carter
  • Mr AC & Dr JC Tomlinson
  • Owen Ritson & Anne Machin
  • Paul & Susan Taylor
  • R Harding
  • Raymond Tam & Linda Castles
  • Red Rocketship Foundation
  • Rellim Foundation
  • Roy Bishop
  • Ruth Bourne
  • Ruth McColl AO
  • Ryan Martyn & Hanna Marton
  • Sarah Hill
  • Simon Martin
  • Smail Family Foundation
  • Stephen Walsh
  • Susan Adams & Andrew Kirk
  • The Garrett Riggleman Trust
  • The Mike and Joan Tallis Research Endowment
  • The Russell Foundation
  • Trevor & Ann Kennedy

Join the Oxfam Circle today and make an extraordinary difference to the lives of people living in poverty.

For more information on The Oxfam Circle, email our Major Gifts Manager, Claire Beynon, or call (03) 9289 9309.

To discuss Principal Giving, email our Head of Philanthropy, Micah Demmert, or call (03) 9289 9323.


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