When Big Media Aren’t the Biggest

The Southern Highlands Foundation* is the local community foundation established by and for the people of the Wingecarribee Shire in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

I first joined the Southern Highlands Foundation as a member of the Making a Difference (MAD) Youth Committee in 2003. MAD Youth was active in encouraging philanthropy in young people. It did that by staging numerous events, holding an annual small grants round and through other activities.

I was asked to join the board of the Foundation in May 2011 by Chair Shelley Boyce. I have enjoyed my time on the board of the Foundation as it has sought new funds and restructured it’s youth programs.

 

*In 2003, the Southern Highlands Foundation was known the Wingecarribee Community Foundation. The new name came into effect in 2009.