Founding Patron, Walter Mikac AM

Walter Mikac AM and a small group of volunteers worked hard to set up the Foundation in 1997. Today, Walter is the Founding Patron of the Foundation and a professional speaker who talks about courage, resilience and the key strategies to surviving challenges to create extraordinary outcomes.

A Message from Walter Mikac AM

I am so proud of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation as it is a daily reminder of the good will and love that is generated when a tragic situation occurs.

It would make my daughters smile to know they are being remembered in such a helpful and beautiful way."

When the Foundation started, I hoped it would help children who couldn't understand why these bad or violent things happened to them. Today, the Foundation's work reaches across Australia and internationally.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has achieved things I couldn't have dreamt of when we had our first formal meeting.

The Foundation would not have got to where it is today without the tireless work of all involved. To the volunteers, staff, board, sponsors, families and friends who have contributed, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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