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

We are now accepting applications starting at $5,000 from the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund.

Do you have an idea for a project that is innovative, creative and impactful and are ready to apply?

You can apply in one of two ways – either through our online form below, or downloadable PDF here. Please email all applications to ljmf@deafconnect.org.au.


Launch Event

On Thursday, 14th July, the Leonie Jackson Memorial Fund was officially launched at Miami State High School on the Gold Coast.

Watch the recorded event featuring presentations from Board Chair, Ralph Collins, Deaf Connect CEO, Brett Casey, and Leonie’s friends and family.

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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