• Background
  • Trustees
  • Professional Affiliations


The Besen Family Foundation has been established to build on the philanthropic tradition which was started by Eva and Marc Besen. This tradition has now evolved to encompass three broad areas through which the foundation can express its involvement and commitment: Arts and Culture, Health and Welfare and Jewish Interests.The foundation seeks to encourage, nurture and assist in both the maintaining and also developing of important programs and projects. It provides support mainly through financial grants. The essence of the foundation is the involvement of family members and the desire to encourage a spirit and culture of giving which can be developed and handed on to future generations.

Trustee and Chairperson

Debbie Dadon AM



Marc Besen AC
Eva Besen AO
Naomi Milgrom AO
Carol Schwartz AO
Daniel Besen
Julie Flemming
Christine Fleer


Chief Executive Officer

Tabitha Lovett


Professional Affiliations

Australian Jewish Funders: www.ajf.org.au

Philanthropy Australia: www.philanthropy.org.au

Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network: www.aegn.org.au

Jewish Funders Network: www.jfunders.org

Australian Women Donors Network: www.womendonors.org.au



Important Download
Besen Family Foundation Logo
Acquittal Report
Arts & Culture Budget Template