The Fogarty Foundation was established by Brett and Annie Fogarty in 2000 to support and provide educational and leadership opportunities for young people across the Western Australian community.
They decided to focus solely on education with the belief that it is the most effective way to support individuals and the community.
“Our logo is the ripple because it reflects our philosophy that all of our endeavours, and those of the people we support, should have a wide and long term impact”
Social change through education
In the years since its inception, the Fogarty Foundation has gained significant insight into educational change and school improvement, particularly through the success of its major programs, Fogarty Scholars, Fogarty EDvance and CoderDojo WA.
These initiatives are underpinned by highly successful program methodologies which focus on leadership, equity in education, systems knitting, asset-based community development, capacity building and social capital formation.
Exploring learning possibilities
In 2017, research and development began on a new Foundation initiative that would build on and share the Foundation’s knowledge. A series of conversations and collaborations with the WA community and the Foundation’s national and international partners, as well as a comprehensive review of the evidence-base, helped to shape this new initiative, placing the voices, experiences, and values of the Western Australian community at the heart of EDfutures.
Fogarty EDfutures is born
In 2018, the EDfutures initiative was officially launched, providing a grassroots, not-for-profit platform for the WA community of educators and education stakeholders to work together in a connected education ecosystem towards a shared vision.