About the Foundation
As it goes with most truly great adventures, it was while traveling through Africa with his wife Mara that Dominique first came up with the idea for the Lyone Foundation. Because the world had been so good to them they decided that they’d like to give back, and the best way to do that was through a foundation that would become the “legacy of the work” done at COS. Dominique knew right away that he wanted the foundation to be run by the family as a “vehicle of giving”. What was also of great importance was that COS staff would play a part in the giving.
About Dominique Lyone, Founder
Dominique and his family immigrated to Australia in 1967, he was just 13. Hardship marred their early years here. They’d arrived from Egypt with very little money so financial resources were limited, however because of the generous support they received from Australian charities they were able to re-establish themselves. It was this generosity that inspired Dominique's strong sense of charity and his desire to give back. He understands that there is still great need in this country and focuses his Lyone Foundation work on smaller, underfunded charities that are focused on human welfare.
" The Lyone Foundation focus on human welfare, to create a prosperous future for disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised Australians."
Dominique Lyone - Founder & CEO
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