FDN Chairman Corey Payne takes top award

27th Nov 12

AVCAL congratulates Corey Payne, the Chairman of AVCAL’s philanthropy partner Future Direction Network (FDN), for last name being named the NSW Young Australian of the Year 2013.

Corey, a 28 year old footballer with the Canterbury Bulldogs, helped found FDN in 2009 with the aim of encouraging students from low socio-economic backgrounds to attend university.

AVCAL is supporting FDN to help raise a $500k scholarship fund to provide three students six thousand dollars annually to complete their studies. Since the September 2012 alpha conference, FDN has raised more than $120k from a number of individuals and corporates including CHAMP Ventures, CHAMP Private Equity, Archer Capital, Greenstone Partners and AVCAL. You can donate to FDN using this secure, online link.

Corey holds an undergraduate commerce degree with the University of Sydney and is currently completing his Master of Commerce. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was awarded the prestigious Churchill Fellowship in 2012.

Corey’s achievements both on and off the field have been remarkable and AVCAL is pleased to see Corey receive this accolade.

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