Our Impact100 SA family is growing as more people hear about our simple philosophy of collective giving and the power of community. We are delighted to welcome several new members since March 2021 from diverse backgrounds and interests; Ben Sarre, Sarah Langley, Megan Hender, Jenny Richardson, Bruce McFarlane AM, Anna Dimond, Anthony Cole, Chloe Kempe, Christine Zeitz, Jeff Ellison and Paul Mayers. We are grateful for your support and thank members new and existing for your generous donations.
New member Paul Mayers told us that, “I’m really happy to be joining Impact100 as throughout my career I’ve worked with community organisations that relied on the support of philanthropists, and I’ve always promised that when I was able, I would play my part in giving back. Being part of Impact means I get to combine my donation with others to maximise the benefit. I also like that Impact members get the opportunity to meet with the charities and to be able to support them in all sorts of ways, including volunteering for them or going on their Boards, or simply advocating for them.”
We are thrilled that Paul not only chose to support Impact100 but also that he chose South Australia as his home, having migrated here in 2018 from the UK. Paul is working to make SA an even better place to live, having established a social enterprise here that supports young people into employment.
When he is not working, Paul loves spending time with his partner Craig, their dog Banjo, a Blue Heeler /Kelpie rescue, walking, cooking and inventing cocktails.
Paul came to hear about Impact100 while undertaking the Governor’s Leadership Foundation program with our Chair, Kathryn House AM, along with several of our other members Alexandra Dimos, Valerie Sim, Sef van den Nieuwelaar and Aaron Vogt.
Fellow new member Bruce McFarlane AM did not need any persuading to join us once he heard about our collective giving model.
Bruce is no stranger to giving and was recently awarded an Order Of Australia for his outstanding service to the community and business. Bruce is a Life Member of the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society and the Motor Traders Association of South Australia and was a director of the SA National Football League 2007-2010. He is also a valued member, past director and sponsor of the Port Adelaide Football Club. PAFC which would not be the Club it is today without his generous support. Bruce is humble about his achievements but generous is his philanthropy.