Vedran Drakulic OAM

CEO at Gandel Philanthropy
Location: Melbourne

Participating in their 5th Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Raising awareness and funds to tackle homelessness in Victoria

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. As a society, we all have a role to play in changing that narrative, leading with compassion and giving those that struggle with homelessness a chance in life. 

Once again this year I will take part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, for the fifth year in a row. As the event Ambassador, I hope to raise significant funds for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians - especially Victorians - in need. 

As the CEO of Gandel Philanthropy, I am proud to note that we support numerous programs and organisations that work to alleviate poverty and prevent homelessness. Sleeping outdoors for one night is only a symbolic gesture, a small reminder of the daily challenges faced by those living on the streets. 

Please help me raise vital funds, and show everyone you support this cause - you too can Lead with Compassion. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: all donations received up until 4 June will be matched by Gandel Philanthropy $2-for-$1. Yes - every dollar that is donated will triple in value!

So far this year I helped provide

568

Individual support programs

1491

Beds

5966

Meals

Funds raised over the years

Latest Donations

Gandel Philanthropy

$119.21k
Paul And Angela Wheelton

Great work Vedran. as always. You are an inspiration.

$10k
Pierce Armstrong Foundation

$5k
Costello Family Foundation

$5k
Hansen Little Foundation Jane Hansen

$3k
Eva And Les Erdi Foundation

$3k
Anonymous
$2.51k
Anonymous
$2.5k
John Paterson

$2.5k
Maitri Foundation

$2k
Anonymous
$1.8k
David Jones

$1.01k
Modara Pines Charitable Foundation

$1.01k
Beecher Family Charitable Fund

$1,000
Bennelong Foundation

$1,000
Michael Ullmer

Vedran. Great commitment to a critical issue. Well done!

$515
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

$510
Mark Monagle

Great to support this charity, as all help is needed. Well done.

$510
Anonymous
$510
Wendy Brooks & Partners

Congratulations on a fantastic contribution to addressing homelessness Vedran! Great effort!

$510
Dahlia Sable

$510
Jasmine & Robert Dindas Family

Proud of you and wishing you a 'warm night'. Hopefully we will be able to catch up somewhere in the near future. Well done Vedran!

$505
Naphtali Family Foundation

$500
Alandal Consulting Pty Ltd

$500
Debbie Dadon Am

Congratulations of a fabulous effort Vedran.

$500
Robert Van Aalst

Great cause. All the best.

$400
Cher Family Foundation

$400
Sylvia Falzon

Congratulations Vedran, Gandel Philanthropy and John Gandel AC for your ongoing commitment to such a worthy cause.

$310
Glyn Davis

$310
Anonymous
$310
Karen Hayes

Outstanding effort Vedran. You truly lead by example!! Wishing you a warm evening or a warm sleeping bag!!

$310
Ben Mand

$300
Goran Foundation

in support of alleviating poverty and homelessness

$300
Richard Potok

Well done, Vedran!

$300
Graham Goldsmith

Excellent cause and leadership.

$260
John Wylie

Good effort Vedran

$260
Jillian Segal

Good luck!

$250
George Deutsch

Thanks for doing this Vedran. Vinnies certainly needs the support you are giving them. And thanks to Gandel Philanthropy for matching this 2 for 1.

$250
C & Z Gantner

$250
Ron Finkel

$250
Joey Borensztajn

Good luck Vedran.

$250
Tracy Le

Great work!

$208
Tyng Choo

$208
Richard Rogers

$208
Joe Tigel

Great initiative. Hope you do get some sleep...

$208
Jo Swift

$200
Mia Drakulic

Go daddy, you are my hero!

$200
Les Kausman

Sleep well!!!! Happy to donate from Israel. Leah and Les Kausman

$200
Ltc Group Pty Ltd

$200
David & Adira Werdiger

$180
Stuart Alford

Thanks for the opportunity to support you again. Good luck in chasing your target

$156
Alexandra Gartmann

An absolutely worthwhile cause, and one that fails to get enough support. Thank you for your leadership on this issue.

$156
Vivien Zimmet & Paul Zimmet Ao

Dear Vedran, Its a great thing that you do

$156
Adc

Wishing you well for this year's sleepout. Keep up the wonderful work. Best wishes Dvir and ADC

$150
Dr Danny Lamm

Thanks for the opportunity to particioate

$125
Sandie Hall

Hi Vedran, well done on being top of the leader board! Best wishes, Sandie

$125
John Clarke

$125
Anonymous
$125
Leslie Falkiner-rose

This really is giving with warm hands. All the best Vedran.

$125
Dan Kneipp

Fantastic work Vedran.

$125
John Patrick Greene

Happy to support you again, Vedran- homelessness is such an important challenge- Patrick

$125
Jo Pride

Great work and inspiring fundraising, Vedran.

$125
Maryanne Voyazis

Thank you Vedran for leading with compassion and allowing us to join you. Good wishes for this year's journey, Maryanne

$125
Bruce Hartnett

It is a good thin you do - and were we still in the workforce our support would have been greater

$125
John Emerson

$125
Anita And Mia Drakulic

Svaka cast Vedri!

$125
Annalisa Millar

A fabulous cause Vedran so wonderful you are supporting it again this year.

$125
Catherina Toh

Thank you for doing the heavy lifting again this year for this cause Vedran!

$125
Michael Wasley

Great offering for a great cause, well done Vedron!

$125
John Richardson

A great cause, always happy to support. Best, John R

$125
Annemarie Rolls

Thank you Vedrun for taking this on and stepping up. You are an inspiration and making a real difference. Best wishes, Annemarie

$125
Sasha & Maya Kraguljac

Our Mum and Dad are cheering for you this year again Vedran!

$125
Katrina Sedgwick

$125
Anonymous
$125
Ben Margow

$125
Anonymous
$125
Grahame Leonard Am

Sleep well !

$125
Hariz Halilovich

Well done, Vedran!

$120
Gemma Salteri

$120
Catherine Brown

$120
Jeremy Leibler

Good luck!

$120
Nina Bassat

Good luck.

$120
Dean Cohen

$120
Sarah Davies

You certainly are 'leading with compassion' - thank you!!

$104
Frankie Airey

$104
Grant Hooper

Keep up the good work Vedran

$104
Liora Miller

$104
Struan Cheng

$100
Anonymous
$100
Leonard Vary

$100
Anonymous
$80
Nicole, Rowan, Sienna & Marcus Brittain

Another year, another sleep out, well done on supporting the homeless!

$72
Resad Custovic

Great work Vedran.

$62
Cathy Scalzo

Best of luck with it Vedran - my kids do the same for KiP's Hang Out for the Homeless each year. Cathy

$57
Edhem Custovic

Very proud of your efforts Vedran. Big heart.

$57
Viv & Tony Weldon

$57
Jeanette Large

Good on you Vedran, lets hope you raise as much as last year JEANETTE

$57
Peta Cheung

$57
Michael Lynch

$57
Hayley And David Southwick

Great effort Vedran xx

$57
Cat

$57
Jeanette Brookes

$57
Simon Abrahams

$57
Anonymous
$57
Lawrence Jackson

May the journey be the reward. Well done on your amazing result and impact.

$57
Anonymous
$57
Anonymous
$57
Hayden Raysmith

May the weather be kind this year Vedran

$57
David Shewring

Good luck Vedran !

$57
Tanya Jackson-vaughan

Good luck. Hope the winter woolies keep you warm

$57
Kathryn Bilney

$57
Ben

Go Vedran!

$57
Jan Chisholm

$55
Gary Samowitz

Well done Vedran. A shining light in the non profit sector!

$55
Ginette Searle

great cause!

$55
Daniel Brugaletta

$55
Danielle Howden

Such a great cause Vedran.

$55
Anonymous
$55
Kim Blackman

$52
Rhyll Dorrington

GO VEDRAN!!

$52
Miriam Bass

$50
Andrew Fox

Good luck Vedran. Hope it's a warmish night

$50
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
$30
Anonymous
$20

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