All UCF directors contribute $100 per month to the Fund to cover the administration and overhead costs (e.g insurance, stationery, web hosting etc).
That’s why, when we say we guarantee 100% of your donation goes toward funding grants – we really do mean it!
Our focus is on awarding grants to those small charities where “local heroes” do a great job and where small grants have a strong multiplier effect thanks to the input of volunteers.
The Directors have a preference for applications which are project oriented from non-profits which do not receive government funding.
Stan Kontos (Chairman)
Stan is a motivational speaker, author, NLP Trainer, and socially responsible entrepreneur. He is the founding director of Star Pharmacy Group Pty Ltd – South Australia’s foremost retail pharmacy group with stores based Australia wide. He is also the founding director of SOL Results, a company dedicated to assisting others in personal and professional development through training, coaching and mentoring. Stan lives in Adelaide and is happily married with 3 children.
Fareed owns and manages a number of retail pharmacy business interests in South Australia as well as interstate. He is actively involved in the community associated with his business interest, and enjoys liaising with pharmacy industry bodies. Fareed is passionate about encouraging the spiritual unity of all mankind and sees the Universal Charitable Fund as one of those important vehicles. He resides in Adelaide and is married with two children.
Peter is a business owner and director of Star Pharmacy Group, a major retail pharmacy group with stores Australia wide. He is also a director of SOL Results, a company dedicated to assisting others in personal and professional development through training, coaching and personal development.
Trevi is a pharmacist and business owner with an entrepreneurial flair. It is his great desire to add value to the lives of others and Universal Charitable Fund is one of the ways that he can work toward this end. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring to help others do what they love and enable them to become all they are capable of becoming.
Chris is an Australian and International businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist with a wide range of experience in the service, advertising and broad business sectors. He has been CEO of the MGE Group known for servicing, security, computing & electrical technologies since 2000 when he returned from 11 years in South Africa. Chris also brings experience as a first-rate communicator and a developer of innovative and original marketing strategies (think “Woolworths – The Fresh Food People”) for many well known brands from his early business roles in advertising.
Nick is a Business Consultant in the family firm of Handley Accounting Services with prior experience in both start-ups and established businesses in the retail, finance and manufacturing sectors. Nick has been responsible for internal practice management and strategy and relishes his roles in business management and oversight. He is a member of the Anglicare SA board finance committee and has had associations in the past with Port Adelaide Enfield Chamber of Commerce and was Chairperson of the Young Person Chamber of Commerce. At home, Nick has a young family and in his spare time is a keen musician, he also enjoys sailing and travelling – when time allows.
Paul Madden (Founding Director, retired) is currently CEO of the Wyatt Trust, a major Australian philanthropic institution. Over the past 30 years Paul has been involved in a wide range of community service and overseas development activities in key roles with Habitat for Humanity SA, Mission Australia, Baptist Community Services and the Child and Family Welfare Association SA. Paul’s knowledge and expertise was invaluable during the inception and early years of UCF and we extend our gratitude and thanks for his assistance.