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Families invited to back BH Foundation

Tuesday, 29th November, 2011

The BH Community Foundation last night officially launched its bequest program at the Regional Art Gallery.

According to BHCF Chairman, Vince Gauci, the program will provide another option for people who wish to contribute to the Foundation which facilitates economic development and job creation in the region.

“We understand people may believe in the Foundation’s work - and want to contribute to that work - but feel they are unable to do so right now,” Mr Gauci said.

“We believe the bequest program can help them achieve their goal.”

Five BH identities have enlisted as ambassadors for the bequest program; Kevin Sinclair, Kevin Taylor, Katie Maxwell, Andrew Schmidt and John Lynch.

Mr Lynch - who is the only ambassador not based in BH - was an obvious choice for the role as his family has already committed to the bequest program in honour of his parents, Mick and Eileen Lynch.

“I sincerely hope the people of Broken Hill will look at this program favourably as it provides the ability to have a significant input into the work of the Foundation,” Mr Lynch said.

“The Board has worked very hard during the past 10 years raising capital outside of Broken Hill and the bequest program will be a major plank in the fundraising campaign within the city.

“The Capital Fund is approaching $1.3 million which allows the Foundation to support some great initiatives, but more resources are needed,” Mr Lynch continued.

Like all contributions to the BHCF, funds raised through the bequest program are not eroded, only the interest generated is used to support projects.

Anyone needing more information can contact the BHCF (8087-9985) and if needed a private and confidential consultation can be arranged.   


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