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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.

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 — 2020

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
  • Anne Miller
  • Annie T Rose
  • Anonymous (6)
  • Barlow Foundation
  • Claire Bamford
  • Dale McMenamin
  • Dick & Pip Smith
  • Dr Joan Bryan
  • Greg Jordan
  • Ian Cox
  • Jaramas Foundation Pty Ltd
  • John Freeman
  • Kim Williams AM
  • Krishna Somers Charitable Trust
  • P Thompson
  • Peter Hanks
  • Rob Guthrie & Trish Cowcher
  • Rohan Wolfers
  • 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.

  • Alan Gardiner
  • Ann Byrne
  • Anonymous (10)
  • Cameron Foundation
  • Harris Charitable Foundation
  • Jo & Ken Higgens
  • John & Valerie Braithwaite
  • John Marsden
  • Joseph Palmer Foundation – Halkyard Bequest
  • Micahel & Wendy Olive
  • Moonstream Information Services
  • Rohit D’Costa & Nadia Chaves
  • The Muffin Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999 p.a.

  • Ake Ake Fund
  • Anonymous (32)
  • Ashu Jhamb & Katherine Barraclough
  • Biophilia Foundation
  • Bluesand Foundation
  • Brennan Family Foundation
  • Brenton Starkie
  • Chris Hartigan & Angela Scarfe
  • Christopher K Fairley AO
  • Community Aid Abroad Women’s Development Fund
  • Compliance and Risk Management Recruitment
  • David Thomas & Philippa Cotter
  • Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
  • Duncan Murray
  • Frantel Pty Ltd
  • Gary Alcock & Marianne Hack
  • Gernot Heiser & Trudy Weibel
  • Graf Family
  • Heather Drew
  • James McCaughey
  • Helen Szoke AO
  • Jamie Simpson
  • Jane Bitcon & Geoff McClellan
  • Jane Harper Trust
  • Janete Linnel Endowment
  • John & Michele Shanahan Charitable Foundation
  • Jon Jureidini & Julia Beaven
  • Krishna Sen
  • Leon Ball
  • Les Hiboux Pty Ltd
  • Manivannan Gopalakrishnan
  • Michael & Leanne Rogerson
  • Michael & Barbara Leigh
  • Michael Jefford
  • Mick Harvey & Katy Beale
  • Mr AC & Dr JC Tomlinson
  • Owen Ritson & Anne Machin
  • Paul & Susan Taylor
  • Pavetta Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Raymond Tam & Linda Castles
  • Rellim Foundation
  • Roy Bishop
  • Ryan Martyn & Hanna Marton
  • Simon Martin
  • Smail Family Foundation
  • Susan Adams & Andrew Kirk
  • The Garrett Riggleman Trust
  • The Red Rocketship Foundation
  • 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.