In 2008, Jim Stynes set the Melbourne Football Club one of the biggest challenges in its history. With the aim of eliminating a $5 million dollar debt, our Foundation Heroes group was established.
In 2020, Melbourne's faced with a similar challenge due to the impact of COVID-19 on our club, the league and the wider community.
We have all been overwhelmed by how our members have supported us throughout this time. Foundation Heroes are amongst the most loyal fans in the league. You have once again stood your ground and shown great strength throughout the COVID-19 period, helping to ensure the viability of the Melbourne Football Club.
This group should be rest assured that the Board and Executive of the Club are doing everything possible to manage our finances this year.
There’s no denying this fundriaing push will be a challenge, and the club is not shying away from it. The quicker we can recover from this crisis, the sooner we can resume investing in the strategic priorities of eliminating all debt, improving membership services, driving innovation, investing in expertise in our football department and building club facilities.
If you are in a position to help, we are calling on you now to go above and beyond and donate to this cause. By doing so, you can truly play a role in reigniting the Demon Spirit and creating a club where all our people feel proud to belong.
If you are not currently a Foundation Hero, to become a member of our most elite group, we ask for a minimum one-off tax deductible donation of $5,000, and welcome any additional contributions as you see fit, preferably on an ongoing basis.
Help us make Jim Stynes’ vision of 1,000 Foundation Heroes become a reality and join today!
“Foundation Heroes are our most powerful and influential group and we have a responsibility to fully engage each Foundation Hero so as they have a strong understanding of our vision on and off the ground” – Jim Stynes
Melbourne Football Club Community and Grassroots Programs: Raising funds for MFC programs designed to grow the sport at a community level and enhance and support healthy lifestyles.
Melbourne Football Club Women's Programs and AFLW: Raising funds to ensure that the Melbourne Football Club continues to be an industry leader in supporting women in football.