About the Founder
Dominique Lyone was 13, when his family immigrated to Australia in 1967. As with most immigrants, their early years were filled with hardship. It was through the support of Australian charities that they were able to re-establish themselves and work to create a better life. Dominique Lyone went on to build a future beyond his dreams.
In 1977, with an idea and great passion, Dominique Lyone founded COS®. Today COS® is one of the leading B2B office suppliers in Australia.
Now in the spirit of gratitude, the family is proud to give back through the Lyone Foundation, to the country that welcomed them.
Founder & CEO
About the Foundation
The Lyone Foundation was created in 2013 as a means of sharing the success of their national B2B operation COS®, with Australians in need. Support from charities such as St Vincent de Paul provided Dominique and his family with a platform to thrive, and the foundation exists to return the kindness they were shown.
The success of COS has allowed the Lyone Foundation to make a positive contribution to disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised people across Australia and allows the family to repay the kindness and support they received on their arrival in Australia. We are passionate about sharing our success with our fellow Australians, and committed to donating $1M minimum per year to local Australian charities through the Lyone Foundation.
$1M per year
“It came down to our personal story… So we support Australian charities that are focused on human welfare. The majority of our giving all comes back to that."
Belinda Lyone, Generosity Mag 2017
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