Monday, 23rd September, 2019
Foundation Broken Hill will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday October 12 during a gala event to be held at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.
Invited guests include Foundation supporters and contributors to the Foundation’s Capital Fund along with Foundation Ambassadors; past and current project clients; and community groups with which the Foundation has interacted over the years.
“The event is not intended as a fundraiser,” Foundation Chair Vince Gauci said.
“It’s an acknowledgement of past support and a first step in our new strategic plan to expand the scope of the Foundation and to further broaden awareness within the regional community about the Foundation, the work we undertake, and outcomes achieved.”
Representatives at all three levels of government are high on the invitation list, including Minister for Regional Services and Federal Member for Parkes the Hon. Mark Coulton MP, State Member for Barwon Roy Butler MP, Mayor Darriea Turley AM and Broken Hill City Councillors.
“We are always open to financial contributions of course and a few invitees are people who have expressed an interest in donating but are looking to build their understanding of the Foundation and how it works,” Mr Gauci said.
“To this end, we have taken the opportunity to invite them along, together with a number of past business clients, who can mingle with other guests and explain how the Foundation has directly assisted them.”
Foundation Director John Lynch will MC the event (certain to ensure it’s entertaining) and the keynote address will be given by another Foundation Director, Simon Molesworth AO QC, again, certain to be engaging.
Foundation Chair Vince Gauci will present highlights of the Foundation’s development over the last two decades, including achievement of sustainability; growing the protected Capital Fund and available project funds to more than $2 million; holding Working Assets of more than $0.5 million; and investing more than $1 million in more than 200 business or community projects.
He will also outline plans for the future, including taking a more prominent role in supporting long-term headline projects for the city through advocacy and intense political lobbying.
Former and current business project client Linda Nadge of Outback Astronomy will give an overview of the difference the Foundation’s support has made to her highly successful business (repeatedly acknowledged regionally and State-wide for its contribution to Broken Hill’s tourism industry).
Catering for the anniversary gala event will be provided by Lee Cecchin from Pandora’s Palate, who recently represented Broken Hill in the NSW Regional Pitchfest competition.
A summary of the Foundation’s progress over the years is provided in a four-page liftout inside this edition of the Barrier Daily Truth, and anyone seeking further information is invited to contact Foundation Manager Prue Sulicich on 8087 9985.