New roles for community foundation

EP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Susan Hooker, Greg Eden, Marie Lally, Majella Mrdjen, Janene Piip, Peter Treloar, Maggie Knife, Garry Downey, Tony Irvine and Peter Knife.
EP COMMUNITY FOUNDATION: Susan Hooker, Greg Eden, Marie Lally, Majella Mrdjen, Janene Piip, Peter Treloar, Maggie Knife, Garry Downey, Tony Irvine and Peter Knife.

New patrons and an ambassador were announced at the recent Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation annual general meeting.

Peter Treloar and Tony Irvine accepted invitations to act as patrons and promote the work of the foundation.

The foundation’s longest-serving director, Marie Lally AM, retired from the board at the AGM but has accepted the role of ambassador for the foundation and will continue to actively support the foundation.

Greg Eden also left the board rounding out five years of service, mostly as treasurer.

Glenn Karutz recently accepted the other ambassador role.

Mr Karutz was intimately involved in establishing the fondation structure, so he can draw on this knowledge to promote the activities of the foundation.

Highlights of 2017 included signing an agreement with Matthew Flinders Homes to provide after hours care for patients requiring end-of-life support at home; the establishment of an Education Fund; distribution of $46,350 in Back-to-School vouchers; and grants totalling $26,897 made to community groups.

At the end of June, 2017 the foundation had $546,187 under management, which was a significant increase on the previous year.