The Jan Pentland Memorial Award is an annual honour, recognising a member of the FCRC who has worked in service to the wider community. The award is named after one of our esteemed Life Members.
Jan worked tirelessly for many years to promote the cause of financial counselling in Victoria and throughout Australia. She was Chair of the national peak, AFCCRA (now Financial Counselling Australia, FCA). Her advocacy led to AFFCRA being funded for the first time in 2009.
Jan passed away in 2009, but she continues to be an inspiration to our sector.
The award is for an individual member of FCRC who has demonstrated excellence in financial counselling service to the wider community* above and beyond their normal duties as a financial counsellor.
Examples could include but are not limited to:
In June 2014, the Devil's Advocate published an interview with David Morawetz, Jan's partner. Jan’s informative contributions to the Devil's Advocate were a highlight for many years. We thank David for his time providing this interview. You can read the article, below.
The Financial and Consumer Rights Council thanks Jan’s partner, David Morawetz for his generous support of this award.
Nominations for 2018 are now closed
The award was presented at the 2018 FCRC Conference Dinner