In 1972, George Alexander AM set up an independent philanthropic foundation as a way of sharing his wealth and giving back to the community.
The main focus of The George Alexander Foundation is supporting access to education for promising young people, particularly those from rural and remote areas. Our aim is to help overcome barriers and make it possible for talented students to achieve their potential and go on to contribute to the Australian community.
The George Alexander Foundation (GAF) Scholarship Programs form the core of the foundation's work, operating in partnership with major tertiary institutions, while our Fellowships and other Education grants provide other enriching and challenging educational experiences.
George Alexander believed in the notion of 'planting seeds and hoping they grow into pretty big trees'. The programs supported by the Foundation endeavour to support this ideal and as GAF students graduate and go on to contribute to the community, George's legacy and spirit lives on through their achievements.