Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund - Deaf Connect

Leonie's Legacy

In January 2021, we learnt of the passing of our colleague, friend and community champion, Leonie Jackson.  

Since that time, we have seen an outpouring of love and compassion from those who knew Leonie or knew of her place in the community and her legacy. 

Equality in education for Deaf children was a passion for Leonie. Leonie was a pioneer of bilingual Deaf education in Australia and throughout her teaching, corporate and not-for-profit career she championed the rights of Deaf children. 

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Leonie's Legacy

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About the fund

The fund is our commitment to projects that will ensure access to quality bilingual education for all Deaf children.

It was established to provide funding support for projects which reflect Leonie’s ideals and build on her legacy.

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Grant Applications

Applications are opening July 2022. 

If you are interested in applying, complete our Expression of Interest form so we can notify you about when applications open.  

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Donations to the Fund

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the fund since its launch in January 2021. Your contributions have allowed us to uphold the values of fairness and equality for all, which Leonie championed and embodied. 

If you wish to make a donation, you can do so below.

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