Bayard Foundation

Vale Gary Johnston (1949– 2021)

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The History

The Bayard Foundation supports the Arts, Sport, Education & Charities within the communities both in Australia and Overseas. It highlights those programs in need of funding, helping to carry the load. We show compassion, make connections, & help make a difference.

Media Release

Thanking Gary Johnston from Jaycar for Supporting The Foundation

Noel Willick and Garry O’Donnell presented Gary Johnston with a framed John Peard jumper donated by Peter Wynn at his Jaycar business at Rydalmere recently. Gary has donated a lot to the Men of League Foundation over the years and he attended his first Western Sydney Committee event at Smithfield RSL last month and purchased the piece of memorabilia. This was a fantastic result for our Western Sydney…

'Unique legacy':
Jaycar founder
Gary Johnston dies

Gary Johnston, the founder and managing director of iconic Aussie retailer Jaycar, has died. Mr Johnston is understood to have passed away on Wednesday after suffering from a short illness. Jaycar’s current CEO Michael Newsom paid tribute to Mr Johnston’s legacy as one of Australia’s biggest retailers, saying his sudden death had caused deep sadness.
“We are deeply saddened by Gary’s…

Vale Gary Johnston

Operation Restore Hope is mourning the loss of a great man without whom the charity would not be what it is today. Gary Johnston, Renaissance man: entrepreneur, philanthropist, sports fan, art lover, family man and friend recently lost his short battle with mesothelioma. His passing has left a void in the many people who knew and loved him and in the…

Vale Gary Johnston

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs would like to send their deepest condolences to the family and friends of long-time sponsor Gary Johnston who had sadly passed away at the age of 71. Gary and his family were long time supporters of the Bulldogs, including being major sponsors of the Club for many years through the Jaycar company…

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