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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Your financial support

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

Our focus areas


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 Key Supporter events. A chance to meet with other key supporters 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 Dr Helen Szoke, and mingle with other members of The Oxfam Circle, for an annual event.
  • International Skype 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 contribute a single donation of $10K or more.

The Oxfam Circle Honour Board — 2017

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


$50,000+ PA or $10,000+ PA, plus a bequest commitment

  • Andy and Jill Griffiths
  • Anne Miller
  • Annie T Rose
  • Anonymous x 3
  • Barlow Foundation
  • Beth and Andrew Phillips
  • Claire Bamford
  • Dale McMenamin
  • Greg Jordan
  • Ian Cox
  • Jaramas Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Jenny Ingram
  • Jerry Adams
  • Kim Williams AM
  • Krishna Somers
  • Maharaj Tandon
  • Nan Brown
  • P Thompson
  • Paul and Susan Taylor
  • Peter Hanks
  • Rita Andre
  • Rob Guthrie and Trish Cowcher
  • Ross and Marianne Allan
  • Simpson Family Foundation
  • Susan Maple-Brown AM
  • The Ripple Foundation
  • Thomas Goodman
  • Tim Mintern and Marion Matthews
  • Wayne and Ros McDonald


$25,000 – $49,999 PA

  • Alan Bennett
  • Anonymous x 10
  • Bluesand Foundation
  • Cameron Foundation
  • David and Elisabeth Stanton
  • Joseph Palmer Foundation
  • Kennedy Family Foundation
  • Lacetree Pty Ltd
  • Les Hiboux Pty Ltd
  • Moonstream Information Services
  • R Harding
  • The Muffin Foundation


$10,000 – $24,999 PA

  • Ailsa Haenke
  • Alan Gardiner
  • Andrew Kam Cheung Li
  • Ann Byrne
  • Anonymous x 50
  • Ashu Jhamb and Katherine Barraclough
  • Barbara Noske
  • Biophilia Foundation
  • Birchall Family Foundation Trust
  • Brennan Family Foundation
  • Brenton Starkie
  • Chris Hartigan and Angela Scarfe
  • Connie Craig
  • David Thomas and Philippa Cotter
  • Dennis Goldner and Kate Murphy
  • Diana Shmulburd
  • Duncan Murray
  • Frantel Pty Ltd
  • Friends of the Community Leadership Program
  • Gary Alcock and Marianne Hack
  • Geoff Munday
  • Gernot Heiser and Trudy Weibel
  • Graf Family
  • Hans Schweizer
  • Harris Charitable Foundation
  • Helen Szoke
  • Herta Massarik
  • Ian Newman
  • James Smithers
  • Jamie Simpson
  • Janet Thompson and Neil Sims
  • Joanne Simpson
  • John and Michele Shanahan
  • John Marsden
  • Jon Jureidini and Julia Beaven
  • Jon Mortimer
  • Judith and Keith Heale
  • Julian Knights
  • Leon Ball
  • Liz Nixon and Peter Cowling
  • Louise Pfeiffer and Philip Crawford
  • Manivannan Gopalakrishnan
  • Mary O’Sullevan
  • Michael and Leanne Rogerson
  • Michael and Wendy Olive
  • Michael Jefford
  • Michael Leigh
  • Mick Harvey and Katy Beale
  • Mr AC and Dr JC Tomlinson
  • Owen Ritson and Anne Machin
  • Patricia New
  • Pavetta Foundation Pty Ltd
  • Raymond Tam
  • Richard Southan Memorial Trust
  • Rohit D’Costa and Nadia Chaves
  • Ros and Richard Madden
  • Roy Bishop
  • Ruth Bourne
  • Ruth McColl AO
  • Simon Martin
  • Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust
  • Sky Foundation
  • Stephen Walsh
  • Susan Adams and Andrew Kirk
  • The Garrett Riggleman Trust
  • The Handmaid Fund
  • The Russell Foundation
  • Trevor and 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, Micah Demmert, or call (03) 9289 9323.

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