100 Women Featuring Philanthropist, Scott Neeson

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100 Women Featuring Philanthropist, Scott Neeson
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100 Women recently granted the Cambodian Children's Fund with $40,000 towards specialist training to 24 Cambodian female police officers in the Child Protection Unit on how to interview child victims of serious crimes, assisting in the expedient arrest of offenders. Learning how to obtain important facts and evidence greatly reduces the number of times children must recount crimes to local authorities.

Meet Scott Neeson, Founder of Cambodian Children's Fund

Scott Neeson turned his back on a glittering Hollywood career to set up Cambodian Children's Fund. It was a decision which would transform the lives of thousands of impoverished children.

He spent 26 years in the film industry, where he eventually served as president of 20th Century Fox International. He managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of hundreds of blockbuster films including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, after a chance trip to the notorious Steung Meanchey landfill in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Scott left the film industry, moved to Phnom Penh and founded Cambodian Children's Fund. Initially developed to provide a safe haven for 45 children in critical need, CCF now provides award-winning education to more than 2,300 children and supports thousands of families through a holistic, integrated approach to community development.

Hear Scott talk about his philanthropic journey and how the funds that 100 Women donated will make a difference to the female police officers, vulnerable children and families in Cambodia.

Meet Scott and hear more about the Child Protection Unit project. You will also have the opportunity to meet 100 Women members and Advisory Board members at this exclusive event.

Now it's time for you to step up and make a difference

This year, 100 Women has received 58 funding applications for projects that empower women and children across Australia and the world. Join as a 100 Women member today to support the projects that you play a role in choosing through our grant making process!

Event Agenda:

12.30pm Arrival, registration and finger foods
1.15pm Move into the main room for presentations
2.15pm Event close and networking
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By: 100 Women