ACP congratulates our member formerly known as Marysville and Triangle Community Foundation on a recently completed rebrand that has resulted in a re-launch with a new name, logo and vision as Foundation Murrindindi.
Last month, we profiled the work of the Foundation in the long recovery from 2009’s Black Saturday fires, with Foundation Murrindindi’s Executive Officer Robyn Hill hinting at the next steps for the organisation. “We want to look forwards, not backwards,” said Robyn.
The new name, brand and vision is a key step in this direction.
Since its establishment in 2012 in response to those devastating bushfires, the Foundation has grown and evolved, taking on a much wider role in the community. Over the last seven years the Foundation has distributed more than $700,000 to over 30 different community groups across the Shire of Murrindindi. Foundation Murrindindi reflects this broad scope.
“We are thrilled about the launch of Foundation Murrindindi”, said Chair, Melinda Burgess. “We have thought hard about the role of our community foundation in Murrindindi Shire and look forward to working on our vision for a community-led future”.”
“Foundation Murrindindi is financially sound”, said Ms. Burgess. “It is governed by a skills-based volunteer board of directors. We leverage our local knowledge, our passion for our communities, our connections and our resources to empower local people to make a positive impact”.
But it isn’t just a new name and logo. Foundation Murrindindi is aiming at growth and needs additional funds to deliver its new vision. The Foundation is looking for ways to build its core funds, strengthen and grow its partnerships and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve a common vision.
We invite members of the ACP community who may wish to partner or are otherwise able to assist Foundation Murrindindi to reach out and get involved.
For information about Foundation Murrindindi, contact Robyn Hill, Executive Officer, or visit the new Foundation Murrindindi website.