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Rising business philanthropist Emma Tearne is leading a team of young professionals as they raise much needed funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Foundation.
Ms Tearne, 28, who is the Marketing Manager WA at Brookfield Property Partners and is also studying for her MBA at the UWA Business School, aims to raise at least $30,000 as part of the PMH Foundation's Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program.
The innovative program will see two teams of young professionals raising money for mental health and Aboriginal health respectively.
Each team of seven professionals will be mentored and coached by a senior business leader. Ms Tearne's team-who are raising money for child mental health support-includes five members who are currently studying for their Master of Business Administration at the UWA Business School.
Ms Tearne, who has over 10 years' marketing experience, hopes the program will encourage more Western Australians to engage in philanthropy.
"Our team sees the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program as a compelling opportunity to raise much needed funds for a charity close to our hearts," Ms Tearne said.
"Additionally, it is a chance to create a spirit of philanthropy amongst our peers and contribute to the WA community whilst strengthening our own leadership abilities and networks."
Teams will be mentored by Barrington Consulting Group Chairman Fiona Harris and Deloitte Managing Partner Michael McNulty.
Guest speakers who will share their experiences with the teams include: Wesfarmers Managing Director Richard Goyder; Brookfield Multiplex Executive Director Strategy and Finance Sharon Warburton; UWA Chancellor, Woodside Petroleum Chair and National Australia Bank Chair Michael Chaney; iiNet founder Michael Malone; ABN Group's Managing Director Dale Alcock; McCusker Foundation trustee Tonya McCusker; John Hughes Group Chairman John Hughes; and senior strategist and former WA Attorney-General, Cheryl Edwardes.
In the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program's inaugural year, Ms Tearne says she is looking forward to learning from established business leaders.
"It's a chance to be able to give back to the community and at the same time, develop my own leadership skills and networks, and pairing that together was an opportunity that was very appealing," Ms Tearne said.
Ms Tearne's fellow team members include Ainslie Perrigo from Catholic Education Western Australia, David Pusey from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Louise Scott from the City of Perth, Matt Lucarelli from Perkins TPD, Matthew Macpherson from the Town of Mosman Park, and Tanvi Haria from Fremantle Ports.
A second team, led by Finance and Practice Manager Daniel Whiston, will raise money for Aboriginal child health.
Donation information can be found online at: bit.ly/ELiP2015