Abigail's Australian Visit

A Calendar Must for ...

  • Social Activists and Changemakers
  • Prominent and influential women and men
  • Philanthropic advisers and their existing/prospective clients
  • Philanthropic trustees and grantmakers

The Australian Women Donors Network will proudly host Abigail E. Disney from November 29 to December 2 as she visits Australia for the very first time.

As a member of the famous Walt Disney family, Abigail has stepped aside from her surname to excel as a social-activist filmmaker, humanitarian and philanthropist and will visit Melbourne and Sydney off the back of the release of her 2011 documentary: Women, War & Peace.

As part of our commitment to building a network which raises the profile of, and advocates greater investment in, women and girls, we will be holding two gala events with Abigail in Melbourne (Tuesday 29 November) and Sydney (Thursday 1 December). In addition we will also be offering an exclusive philanthropy masterclass, where Abigail will present about the strategies and success of her non-profit organizations – Peace is Loud and the Daphne Foundation.

Joining the likes of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Bill Clinton as recipient of the prestigious International Advocate for Peace Award, Abigail is a formidable force, and her visit is not to be missed. Up to 700 of Australia’s existing and emerging philanthropists and social change makers, along with corporate executives and foundations, will attend the two gala events in Melbourne and Sydney.

Join us on Abigail's tour...

If your organisation is interested in partnering with us as part of Abigail’s visit click here. All sponsorship enquiries and bookings can be made by contacting Julia Keady, CEO - Australian Women Donors Network on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 03 9653 5313.

To download a tour program please click here.

To book your place at one of our two gala events or masterclasses please click here.



Gala Dinner and Film Night

Tuesday 29 November
7pm - 11pm
Crown Palladium

Thursday 1 December
7pm - 11pm
Shangri La Hotel Grand Ballroom

$250 per person
$2250 per Table of 10
$3000 for a Corporate Sponsor Table of 10
(Email for Corporate Sponsor Benefits)

A unique dinner and film experience, featuring exclusive clips from Abigail E. Disney's latest production "Women, War & Peace" (released September 2011). Our Production Partner, Documentary Australia Foundation, will amaze you with their fascinating unfolding of stories and the power of documentary.

Philanthropy MasterClass: "BOLD, BRAVE & BREAKING NEW GROUND"

Wednesday 30 November
2pm - 4:30pm
Nova Cinema, Carlton

Friday 2 December
2pm - 4:30pm
Sydney Theatre, The Rocks

We are delighted to announce that renowned philanthropy leaders and inspirational women Dr Catriona Wallace (Sydney) and Genevieve Timmons (Melbourne) will be moderating the Masterclass seminars.

$150 per person

An exclusive presentation by Abigail E. Disney about the strategies and successes of her non-profit organizations Peace is Loud and the Daphne Foundation. Peace is Loud supports female voices and international peace-keeping through nonviolent means. The Daphne Foundation is a progressive social change foundation that makes grants to grassroots, community-based organizations working with low-income communities in New York City. Since 1991, the Daphne Foundation, has made millions of dollars in grants in areas ranging from women's rights to AIDS advocacy, children's health, labor conditions, religion and environmentalism.

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