Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund

The Canberra Mothercraft Society proudly supports the Rhodanthe Lipsett Indigenous Midwifery Charitable Fund through the provision of an annual $5,000 Category A Scholarship (2022, 2023, 2024). In 2024, CMS made an additional donation of $20,000, so that the Fund could provide four more Category A scholarships to deserving applicants.

The late Rhodanthe Lipsett OAM served for more than 20 years with the Canberra Mothercraft Society during her esteemed career, mostly at the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Family Centre. She was a much loved and deeply respected midwife. At the Canberra Mothercraft Society 2016 Annual General meeting, Rhodanthe was honored with a life membership, acknowledging all that she had given to the organisation over the years.

CMS wishes to support the Fund in its important goal to increase the number of qualified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives.