With your generosity we can fund even more cerebral palsy research projects in Australia and across the world

If you would like to make a gift to Cerebral Palsy Alliance or the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation, or discuss a long term financial contribution to our work, please contact Lorraine McNuff in our Philanthropy team:


Lorraine will be able to discuss with you projects in need of funding, introduce you to lead researchers and front-line service providers, and ensure you are able to track the impact of your contribution.

With your extraordinary contribution we can fast track research projects, cut equipment waitlists, provide intensive therapy without delay and build incredible futures for people living with cerebral palsy.

Thank you to our wonderful philanthropic partners

The Ainsworth foundation logo
Hearts and Minds investments logo
Gandel philanthropy logo
The Ian Potter Foundation logo
Perpetual logo
Mandalay foundation logo
Tenix logo
Greater Charitable Foundation logo
Profield foundation logo
Farrell Family Foundation logo
John James Foundation logo
Newcastle permanent charitable foundation logo
Ainsworth 4 foundation logo
Dee Why RSL logo
Rotary Club of upper northern beaches logo

Meet the Next Gen Group

The CPA Next Generation philanthropy group (“NextGen”) are established, successful, compassionate individuals who assist Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) in driving fundraising capacity to support world-class services, community advocacy and policy influence, training, global research into prevention, treatment and cure for cerebral palsy, and the advancement of enabling technology.

The Network acts in a volunteer capacity to attract philanthropic and corporate support to expand the reach and impact of CPA’s vision and mission.

The team are more than happy to discuss the group and the group’s purpose. Feel free to connect with any of us directly.

Jeremy Bedwani


Jeremy has volunteered his time to Cerebral Palsy Alliance events in recent years and in 2020, and 2021 Trelease Associates assisted CPA in securing two sites which will provide highly tailored neurological support to clients. In chairing the NextGen group Jeremy facilitates introductions and collaboration with high net-worth individuals to develop philanthropic efforts to further drive fundraising and the footprint of global research into CP.

Dan Elias

Dan is Associate Partner at Perpetual Private focused exclusively on high-net-worth clients, delivering the full range of resources needed to address the complex, multi-faceted challenges of managing significant wealth. Traditionally Dan has served entrepreneurs, executives, professionals and high-net-worth individuals.

Dan first came across Cerebral Palsy Alliance back in 2015, by taking part in the Krazy Kosci Klimb. It was through that process that Dan became acquainted with a family that relied and greatly benefited from CPA’s facilities and programs.

Aleksandra Chojnacki

Aleksandra Chojnacki is a Senior Business Development Manager at Dataro, a Sydney-based ethically minded machine learning platform, with a mission to help Not-For-Profit’s raise more money whilst spending less. Previously, she has worked in Enterprise Solutions with global tech corporations including Bronto, Oracle, Netsuite and BigCommerce.

Aleksandra holds a Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice (Social Policy & Research) and is currently in her final year of her Juris Doctor (Law) at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Aleksandra is excited to contribute to the mission of CPA’s NextGen group.

Sam Masi

Sam Masi is Commercial Manager at Vivienne Court Trading – a proprietary trading firm with a difference. VivCourt’s unique corporate structure replaces shareholders with a charitable trust, enabling revenue generated to be distributed across Australian registered Not-For-Profits. Sam is a converted Lawyer, having started his career at Allens Linklaters in their Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions practice.

Sam has a long family connection to CPA, with his younger sister Grace receiving both cerebral palsy and autism diagnosis as an infant. Grace has received a range of incredible services and support from CPA.

Jamie-Leigh Hecht

Jamie Leigh Hecht has been involved in the tech startup ecosystem since 2016, from operations, investor relations, marketing and community roles in Venture Capital, Impact Investment and Corporate Brands.

She is looking forward to contributing to the CPA community through networks, creative strategies and communication channels, online and in-person events that will support the overarching goals of the organisation and the NextGen Philanthropy Group.

Maggie Boutrous

Maggie Boutros is a well-versed commercial lawyer working at InfraBuild Australia, which is a part of the GFG Alliance, companies involved in mining, manufacturing of steel and construction. Maggie graduated from Medical Science, First Class Honours and subsequently, obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology Sydney.

Maggie utilises her leadership skills coupled with her Legal skills to bring critical analysis and problem solving to everything she works on. In addition, Maggie’s empathy, persistence and ambition drive positive change in both her personal and professional dealings. Most importantly, Maggie never forgets to remind herself that laughter on a daily basis is key to success!