Our Story

Philanthropy is open to all. So, when Anton and Jenny Gaudry sold their business in 2015, they wanted to give back. Having supported numerous charities over many years, they knew first- hand the need for financial support. The question was, when there are so many good causes, how do you choose?

You don’t!

In 2010, Tristan Miller ran 52 marathons in 52 weeks. His book, Run Like Crazy, is an inspiration to all.

So, in 2020, Anton and Jenny decided to emulate Tristan, work up a sweat, and visit 52 charities in 52 weeks ! Along the way, they will donate up to $10,000 to each charity and giving away $520,000. Give like crazy, says it all!

Jenny and Anton Gaudry Jenny and Anton Gaudry
Jenny and Anton with Sasha Lawrence, CEO The Reach Foundation Jenny and Anton with Sasha Lawrence, CEO The Reach Foundation

Why Give 52

Why give to 52 charities in 52 weeks? Quite simply, we saw an opportunity to help others.

However, the motivation is really to start the conversation amongst all Australians about the need, and the enjoyment, from a ‘giving plan’. Our charities and community groups need our support 365 days of the year. Therefore, if everyone can somehow offer some support (financial, volunteering or donating goods) on a regular basis, our communities will be a better place.

Give 52 is about spreading the message that we should give 52 weeks a year. Big or small, every contribution will make a difference to the charity or community you support.

Equally important, you will feel a real sense of satisfaction and enjoyment from your giving efforts. Therefore, it was without hesitation that Anton and Jenny decided to embark on their journey in 2020 and visit 52 charities in 52 weeks, and give away an amazing $520,000.

Follow their journey in 2020.

The Legal Stuff

Give 52 is a registered business name of the Gaudry Foundation.

The Gaudry Foundation was established in 2018 and is a registered charitable trust (ABN 22 708 396 008). The trustee is the Gaudry Foundation Pty Ltd (ACN 629 212 835), and the Founders are Anton and Jenny Gaudry.

The Trustee for Gaudry Foundation is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is a private ancillary fund (PAF) covered by Item 2 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

The Gaudry Foundation’s compliance obligations are managed with the assistance of Australian Philanthropic Services.

During 2019/20 all grants will be made from ‘Gaudry Gift’, part of the Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation.

The Gaudry Foundation does not accept donations. Supporting our message is all we ask. Please donate to any of the 52 charities we visit, or simply reach out to any charity that best reflects your giving passion. And enjoy!