About Us

Message from the Founder

Enriching Lives Foundation has been born out a of passion to make a difference to families experiencing financial hardship. This need has been highlighted to me while on my journey as a parent of two children in our Australian Education System. Being a parent today is like any other generation… right? Being a child today is like any other generation… isn’t it?

What I have observed now as a parent, is the striking similarities we get presented with as we experience growing up. But what has caught my attention is how complex life continues to become for each generation of children.

It is not the minority anymore for an Australian child to have layers of complexities, from blended or single parent households to mental or physical health issues, job loss, domestic violence, natural disasters, or other situations such as COVID, that cause stress on a family.

Although both my husband Scott and I came from humble backgrounds, we were both fortunate to have two parents in the same household and our families encouraged and valued education whether it be public or private. There are too many children today who do not have this luxury. And even for those that do, the difficulty is also how much it costs to get even a free education.

It is hard to ignore the fact that money can buy opportunities, it can ensure a child is able to be included with their peers and it may even help them reach goals, which were only dreams.

There are many support agencies for child related issues. If you qualify for those services, you might get above the poverty line. In addition, there are those families that are just the Aussie Battlers and don’t qualify for other services, working hard but having trouble making ends meet. So how do all the kids in that family reach their potential? Do they go to school, do they eat well, do they get to go to excursions and do an extra-curricular activity, often the answer is no. These kids often fall through the cracks. Enriching Lives Foundation wants to contribute to these families experiencing financial hardship. Education is the proven key to successful future of any individual and it creates value in the community. Student Engagement and Well Being are well-researched as the key pillars to success for the future of all communities.

Scott and I look forward to working with our experienced team to add value to the community via our Enriching Programs. By Enriching Businesses through Corporate Social Responsibility, we can Enrich Families. We want our donors (as we do) to see a direct impact of funds in local communities. We want to help the most vulnerable, the children and in turn their families. We have personally been courageous and impactful in our previous ventures. We bring these same values to the foundation where a community minded and inclusive approach will change families’ lives.

We hope you can join us to help those in need.

Renee Brescianini

Our Board Members

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Renee Brescianini, Founder & Director

Renee is an experienced Executive Director with a demonstrated history of success working in the human resources industry. Renee is Co-owner, Finance Director and Corporate Advisor of S2 Management, a privately owned property facilities business aligned with the mining industry. Renee is also a Director of People in Property, a recruitment and human resource company. Renee has a Bachelor’s Degree in HR/Marketing.

As the founder and guiding light of Enriching Lives Foundation, Renee, together with husband Scott Clements, is committed to giving-back to society and identified a gaping hole in the ability for many high school kids to fully engage with their education due to financial challenges. Renee’s positive nature, her inexhaustible energy to be a change-maker, underpinned by her altruistic intentions, are fully focused on making lives better for our disadvantaged kids.

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Scott Clements, Director

Scott Clements has a successful career working in the mining and metals in­dustry. Scott is Co-owner and Director at Leichhardt Accommodation Village in Moranbah, a facilities business aligned with the mining industry. In partnership with wife Renee Brescianini, Scott is also Co-owner and Director of People in Property. Scott graduated from QUT with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Ad­ministration and Management.

Scott is a co-founder of Enriching Lives Foundation, committing funds, resourc­es and time to establishing an organisation that will positively impact the lives of many high-school students.

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Hilary Moore, Director

Hilary’s corporate career spanned Australia and the UK, in senior People & Culture roles and Executive Leadership positions. Prior to semi-retirement mid 2019, Hilary held concurrent roles as Managing Director of CROSSMARK HOST, and Director People & Culture for CROSSMARK Asia Pacific. Hilary was Chair of The 100% Project for nearly six years, a not-for-profit organisation champi­oning gender equality by producing and sharing research that informs & influ­ences conversations, beliefs, policies and practices. Hilary is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Her multiple perspectives give Hilary the ability to contribute to the Enriching Lives Foundation board, but ultimately it is her passion to see young people having equal educational and life opportunities that is her driving force.

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Julie-Ann Williams, Administration Manager (volunteer)

No organisation can effectively operate without the efficient ministrations of an office manager and Julie-Ann has become essential to the smooth running of Enriching Lives Foundation.

Julie-Ann is the Co-owner and Office Manager of ASP Services Australasia, which provides project management, operational and logistical services and support to a broad cross section of industries throughout Australia. From 2017- 2022, Julie-Ann was Executive Assistant and Board Support Officer for Act for Kids, based in Brisbane. JA’s experience in the not-for-profit industry has been invaluable in the establishment, launch and operations of Enriching Lives Foun­dation.