News and Media

The Australian – Educator paves way for change

Rick Morton

The Australian reports AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold’s appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2014 Australia Day honours list.

Mon 27 Jan 2014


The Australian – Opening education door to disadvantaged

Annie Navin

Annie Navin outlines the work of AIEF and personal experiences of AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold that led him to start the founation.

Mon 20 Jan 2014


The Australian – Scholarships open doors to the world

Nicolas Perpitch

The Australian profiles AIEF scholarship student Avea Sabatino and her mentor from Commonwealth Bank, Karin Setchell – one of the many success stories from the AIEF Mentor Program.

Mon 9 Dec 2013


Media Release: Warren Mundine elected new AIEF Chair

Warren Mundine has been elected Chair of AIEF following the resignation of Ann Sherry AO at a board meeting on 25 November.

Tue 26 Nov 2013


The Australian – Farewell school of hard knocks

Harry Edwards

The Australian features AIEF scholarship student Tarryn, who attended a Sydney Swans game on the weekend and got to meet Indigenous star player Adam Goodes. Tarryn attended the game together with her mentor, Catherine Badran, as part of the AIEF Mentor Program.

Mon 21 May 2012


Media Release – $40 million to help indigenous youth achieve in school

The media release issued by The Hon Peter Garrett MP announces AIEF’s achievement of the $40 million dollar funding target, matching a $20 million commitment by the federal government with $20 million raised through corporate and private donations.

Sat 31 Mar 2012


The Weekend Australian – Foster child Kygim King lives her law school dream

Nicola Berkovic

On the front page, The Weekend Australian features AIEF’s achievement of its initial $40 million funding target. Through this fund, AIEF has supported nearly 300 Indigenous students to date, empowering them through quality education. One of these students is Kygim King, who is now studying Law at UTS in Sydney.

Sat 31 Mar 2012


Management Today – On a mission

Amy Birchall

Management Today looks at the benefits of volunteering and pro-bono work for personal and professional development, featuring AIEF CEO Andrew Penfold.

Tue 1 May 2012


The Australian – Libby’s on the course for success

Nicola Berkovic

Wed 2 May 2012


The Australian Financial Review – Students trade places with trading places

Natalie Boog

The Australian Financial Review features an AIEF Food for Thought boardroom luncheon hosted by Paulo Maia, CEO of HSBC Bank Australia and AIEF Ambassador, with Indigenous students from St Catherine’s School, Waverley and The Scots School Albury.

Thu 17 May 2012


The Australian – Doling out indigenous grants

The Australian’s editorial on federal government grants for initiatives that tackle Indigenous disadvantage, highlighting the success and efficiency of programs such as the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation.

Tue 29 May 2012


The Australian – Business is on board, dollar for dollar

Justine Ferrari

Thu 31 May 2012


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