The Spellbrook Foundation Fund (ABN 71502819388) provides assistance to communities in developing countries with a focus on Laos and elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Spellbrook partners with Australian public charities and local non-for-profit organisations.
Two projects in Laos aim to improve the healthcare and quality of life of the most vulnerable in Lao society, while a third project in Laos protects children at risk while providing opportunities for vocational training and employment.
In 2018, Spellbrook founded Elevations Laos, a contemporary art exhibition and prize. The art inaugural art exhibition is co-funded by Spellbrook and the Australian Government through the Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program.
Having spent much of his professional career working in the Asia Pacific region, with a particular focus on Laos, Gary Stafford has seen first-hand the challenges facing communities in developing countries.
In late 2014, Gary left PanAust Limited after 18 years as its founding Managing Director and founded The Spellbrook Foundation.
“I want to give something back to communities in a country where I had enjoyed good fortune and where I still had many connections”, he said.