SAM Foundation

The SAM Foundation was established in 2013 as a company limited by guarantee (a company structure used for not-for-profit and charitable organisations), with the purpose of undertaking a significant capital drive for a new expanded art museum and to grow funds to benefit the SAM collection and program.

The SAM Foundation has deductible gift recipient status which provides opportunity for SAM in generating greater philanthropic giving and thereby increasing its capacity to exhibit greater quality works. It is a repository for gifts and bequests made for the long-term benefit of SAM and the broader community.

The foundation’s purpose is to “assist and support the Shepparton Art Museum through fundraising and investment” and to “support the operation and strategies of the Shepparton Art Museum”.

Mr John Head – Chairman
CEO, Shepparton Foot Clinic

Mr Sandy Clark – Co-Deputy Chairman
Chairman, The William Buckland Foundation

Mr Carrillo Gantner AO – Co-Deputy Chairman
Chairman, Sidney Myer Fund

Mr Andrew Fairley AM
Chair, The Sir Andrew and Lady Fairley Foundation

Mrs Jo-Anne Foster
Senior Account Executive, PSC Griffiths Goodall

Mr Adam Furphy
Managing Director, J Furphy & Sons

Mrs Meryl Hill

Ms Clare Pullar
Senior Consultant, Marts & Lundy

Ms Polly Symons
Solicitor, Morrison & Sawers Lawyers

If you would like to express interest in the SAM Foundation you can be in touch with SAM Director Dr Rebecca Coates, or SAM Foundation Director of Development Sheila Colwell via email