What we can do for you

Every person has a bucket list of things they want to get to. Relationships, activities or personal pursuits, we know that it is different for everybody and philanthropy is no exception. You may love engaging with the people and communities you are supporting, or perhaps the passion is in brokering deals and connections between others. We work closely with you, to ensure you have the time needed to focus on what is most fulfilling for you.

How we do it

We ensure you only have to focus on what excites you by providing access to the best tools of the trade which are cost effective and simple to use along with trusted, strategic advice. Our bespoke offering provides you with a dedicated CEO, CFO, administration and mentoring support and is tailored to suit your needs. We believe in quality service, responsive service and above all else, trust. Please read our services for a detailed offering.




Our Services

At JM Philanthropy we will listen to you to understand your needs and aspirations. We will customise solutions for you which are completely bespoke. You have flexibility in choosing the combination of services whether it be a full service offering or components depending on how involved you choose to be.






Trusted. Quality. Responsive.

Our love and passion for giving is behind everything we do. We believe in challenging ourselves to be the best we can be and we want to enable you to be the best in your giving too.

We do our work with integrity and above all by developing personalised relationships in providing a high quality and responsive service to you.

Jaquillard Minns was founded in 1997 and has established a niche in the South Australian market as an innovative family office, management consulting and chartered accounting practice with a strong client focus.

Our passion for philanthropy is mirrored by our clients and in 2018 we were proud to launch JM Philanthropy, a specialised service for those looking to simplify and maximise their philanthropy.


Our People

David Minns

With experience spanning more than 30 years, David is a specialist advisor sought after by families and businesses around the country.

Drawing on industry specific experience that includes taxation, superannuation, investment management, property investment and development and professional practices, David provides exceptional business advice ensuring clients are best placed for even the most uncertain of times.

A passionate family-man, David has established the Jaquillard Minns Family Office, a holistic suite of services designed specifically for families with complex needs. He works closely with families seeking to maintain and grow their wealth over generations, advising on what structures, processes and leadership will be required to achieve their goals. He ensures that through his advice, they are able to have peace of mind and focus on what is most important to them.

David has also successfully established some of Adelaide’s largest philanthropic foundations and is a dynamic leader of best practice governance and grant making. He understands that every person’s philanthropic motivation is different, and how to best structure and support these aspirations.

Currently David gives his time as a board member to Pembroke School, the Pembroke Foundation, the Fay Fuller Foundation, the Wyatt Benevolent Institution and Ukaria. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family, cycling, travelling, gardening and attending jazz and classical music performances.

Julia Steele Scott

Julia holds a Masters of Business Administration and an Associate Diploma in Accounting.

She has worked in the not for profit sector in various roles for more than 20 years and most recently her experience in philanthropy was gained through representing South Australia and Western Australia as the State Manager for the peak body for philanthropy, Philanthropy Australia. With a background in general management and a strong client focus, based on good relationships, she is passionate about encouraging the growth of philanthropy at all levels.

Julia leads JM Philanthropy and acts as CEO of a number of foundations. She also manages the Klein Family Foundation, sits on the Board of Impact100 SA, Pembroke School Foundation and is a member of the Institute of Company Directors.

Julia enjoys spending time with her family and two busy children, loves being outdoors; skiing, camping, walking or bike riding through the beautiful Adelaide Hills.

Stacey Thomas

Stacey holds a Master of Business majoring in Philanthropy and Social Investment and a Bachelor of Psychology degree.

Her extensive experience in philanthropy and working with family’s holding significant wealth stems from her previous roles with the Myer Family Company, The Trust Company and Telstra Foundation.

As well as advising clients of the Jaquillard Minns Family Office Stacey is the CEO of the Fay Fuller Foundation and runs a successful consultancy in the areas of philanthropy and non-profit strategy and governance.

An active volunteer, Stacey sits on the board of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Impact100 SA and is involved with her son’s school.

Originally from Melbourne, she enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two children and exploring Adelaide and its surrounds.

Get in Touch

To discuss any aspect of JM Philanthropy services in more detail, please speak to Julia Steele Scott on 0418 854 361 or send us a message


JM Philanthropy
65 Gilbert Street Adelaide, South Australia 5000 Australia
GPO Box 1215 Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Tel 08 8221 6551
Fax 08 8221 6552