Silver Chef boss Allan English helps raise $160,000 for nonprofit groups

FUNDING TRIUMPH
SILVER Chef boss Allan English and the gang over at Morgans stockbroking in Brisbane are giving each other high fives after pulling off a pretty impressive fundraiser this week. They managed to squeeze more than 150 guests into the Bille Brown Studio on Tuesday night for a “collective giving’’ bash which was able to generate just over $160,000 in donations. The recipients were four social enterprises, including a women’s circus and music broadcaster. It was the first event in Brisbane for The Funding Network, an innovative non-profit project which English chaired until recently. The Morgans Foundation and the government-run Creative Partnerships each tipped in $40,000 in matching funds on the night.

END OF AN ERA
SPEAKING of Morgans, it was the end of an era for the stockbroking mob yesterday. The firm held its final business breakfast meeting at the Brisbane Polo Club, ending a run that started all the way back in April 1991. Echo Entertainment boss Matt Bekier addressed the early-rising bizzoids, who will now be shifting across to the Brisbane Club for their monthly dose of scrambled eggs and chipolatas. Eureka Group Holdings chairman Robin Levison kicks off the first event in the new digs on July 22. The Polo Club, which has been acquired for $10 million by a Singaporean property tycoon, closes its doors at the end of the month.


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ANTHONY MARX THE COURIER-MAIL JUNE 17, 2015 9:10PM