We are so fortunate to have an extraordinary and highly skilled team of people in the Raise village. We also have the support of a highly professional Board, and an extremely experienced Patron’s Advisory Committee, as well as a number of well-known individuals who represent Raise in their roles as Ambassadors. These amazing people support everything Raise stands for and they believe in the magic of mentoring. They are committed to creating thriving communities by empowering young people in Australia to become resilient, capable and connected. through best practice mentoring programs.
Ryan "Fitzy" Fitzgerald
Fitzy was born in Adelaide. He will tell you he has had an up and down life, including an unsuccessful Australian Football League career, and co-founding a club of 15-20 mates known as MLS (Massive Loser Squad). Fitzy competed in Big Brother and came 4th out of 16 contestants. In Fitzgerald’s AFL career, he played for 2 clubs, the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows, and he played 15 games in 5 years due to chronic knee and shoulder injuries, having had 2 shoulder reconstructions and 2 knee reconstructions. Ryan is married with two sons, and is the hilariously funny and highly successful morning radio show co-host for Nova 969 in Sydney on the Fitzy and Wippa show.