The Fleurieu Community Foundation was launched on Sunday 31st of October by the Member for Finniss, Michael Pengilly. Speaking to a crowd of 90, Mr Pengilly praised the foresight of the steering committee and commended the Foundation’s future as a community charity with strong links across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Chairman of Directors, Peter Hanlon and Philanthropy Australia’s Community Foundation Development Officer Andrew Lawson also spoke.
The Fleurieu Community Foundation will act across the three Council areas of the Fleurieu Peninsula including Alexandrina, Victor Harbor and Yankalilla. The Foundation will seek to identify and bridge gaps in the funding and resources available to community projects, organisations and families on the Fleurieu.
The Fleurieu Community Foundation will raise money through grants, fundraising, bequests and donations to benefit those in the local community. Some of this funding will be directly distributed to causes within the community, and some will be invested, with the interest earned then distributed in the form of grants. This will build a permanent savings fund for the area.
The Fleurieu Community Foundation’s website is www.fleurieucommunityfoundation.org.au. Interested persons are welcome to contact Deputy Chair, Brad Butler.
Nov. 15, 2010
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