MAD aims to inspire and challenge all of us to “step up and Make A Difference” and to understand that a little effort can make a big difference to people in need in the community.
In its first year of trading Melbourne Building Management leapt into social responsibility by providing sponsorship at the ‘MAD Ball’.The following is an excerpt from the MAD foundation website: http://www.madfoundation.com.au Established in 2001 by a group of lifelong friends and their families, the Make A Difference Foundation raises funds to help disadvantaged children and young people.
The fundraising efforts of MAD are through one not-to-be-missed event, the MAD Foundation Annual Ball, held every Melbourne Cup Eve at the Plaza Ballroom, Regent Theatre in Melbourne. The MAD Ball embodies the spirit of the MAD Foundation where people come together to have fun, celebrate with their families and friends and raise funds.
MAD has raised in excess of $935,000 since 2001 and has helped many children and young people, their carers and families across Australia. MAD has funded programs through TLC for Kids, Reach, Whitelion and Western Chances. In recent years the majority of funding has been directed to specific cases identified through the Department of Developmental Medicine at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, plus other hospitals, disability programs and charities.