The Atura Albury was literally bubbling over with enthusiasm & good cheer as 140 guests joined us to celebrate our 10th anniversary on 4th June 2015.

The event, hosted by Atura  was our opportunity to say thank you to our many donors, sponsors, Board members, volunteers and staff for the role they have played, and great work to our recipients, the people of the not-for-profit community organisations who prove every day that a small grant can make a big difference.

See stories and photos from the night here….

We announced that we’ve distributed $575,504 over the last ten years to 71 community organisations who meet the needs of locals in hundreds of different ways, a figure that includes $253,650 through the Back to School Program.

And we launched our 8 Ways to Give, a handy snapshot of 8 great ways of being involved in your local community foundation – 8 ways to give where you live!

OurEvent Program included an inspiring “celebrating 10 years” presentation by Past Co-Chair Judy Brewer-Fischer and a passionate speech from Danny Phegan who urged us all to follow our hearts and do what we can to support the things we believe in.

We also announced two new initiatives to help our community now and into the future.  The Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce Good for Business: Good for Community Corporate Challenge sees the Chamber and its members leading the business community by raising funds to support Young Business Leaders.

The Refuge of Hope l Scanlon Foundation Community Investment partnership was announced by Anthea Hancocks, the CEO of the Scanlon Foundation.   In real terms, this partnership will provide funding for projects to assist the successful transition of migrants to the Albury Wodonga area.

Our special thanks goes to Johnsons MME, Harris Lieberman Solicitors, Zauner Construction & LJ Colquhoun Dixon whose sponsorship enabled the launch of our new media promotion.

A final thank you to our Foundation Builders & Event Sponsors – we could not do it without you!

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• A huge thanks to Jodi and the team at Atura who hosted the event and made us look good!  Atura’s support as a Foundation Builder is greatly appreciated.  The venue was fantastic providing absolutely everything we could hope for.
• Special thanks to the irrepressible John Walker, past Board Member and our MC for the night To our other event sponsors: Kwik Kopy Albury, LJ Colquhuon Dixon, Johnsons MME, Zauner Constructions and Harris Lieberman.
• To our Foundation Builders: Hume Bank, Regent Cinemas Albury, Lester and Son and Atura – your support of the local community through Border Trust is invaluable.

All Foundation Builders 2015





Raffle winners:
1st Prize:  Helen Cox
Werribee Park Mansion: 2 nights Mansion Suite Accommodation, breakfast daily, Mansion Sparkling & Spa Gift in room on arrival.  Three Course Dinner for 2  at Joseph’s Restaurant.  One hour massage for 2 at The Spa.  Valued at $1,400.

2nd Prize: Ian Robertson
Income Tax return preparation provided by  Mr Ryan Muntz of Crowe Horwarth.  Valued at $300.

3rd Prize: Paul Goonan
The Wine Room Restaurant, Albury.  Tasting Menu &  matching wines for two.  Valued at $220.

Lucky Door Prize Winner: Jenny Fisher
Tickets for two to Border Trust’s  “On the Couch” Conversation with Charles Waterstreet.  24 October 2015 at Regent Cinemas Albury Wodonga.

See story from Border Mail

Date: Thursday 4th June 2015.  Venue: Atura Albury, 648 Dean Street Albury.  Guest Speakers: Judy Brewer-Fischer & Danny Phegan.