Tomorrow Today Foundation was the beneficiary of the recent charity launch of the Swanpool Bald Archy exhibition.
Swanpool & District Memorial Hall had undergone its annual transformation into a beautiful rural gallery, perfect for exhibiting the irreverent portraits of well-known Australians.
In opening the exhibition, Libby Price spoke about the strength of the Benalla and district community and the remarkable volunteer contribution she had witnessed in the three years she spent as editor of the Benalla Ensign.
The evening raised nearly $2,000 to assist with the Foundation’s recently announced purchase of Cecily Court.
Chair of Tomorrow Today, Sally Gamble said that owning the Cecily Court property would ensure the organisation could keep its focus on delivering long term programs that benefit local people.
“As well as providing grants from the growing community fund, Tomorrow Today is working with organisations, volunteers and families across our whole community to improve educational outcomes – to give Benalla’s younger generation every chance to prosper in life,” she said.
The event was also an opportunity to introduce Patrick Duffy, who has recently joined the Tomorrow Today Board. Patrick, who is CEO of a Melbourne-based agri-technology company, grew up on a grazing property at Thoona. He started his career at Ernst & Young and spent many years as a senior mining executive in Asia and the Pacific, gaining experience working with international community development foundations on education related projects.
To donate to Tomorrow Today’s property appeal go to www.tomorrowtoday.com.au visit Tomorrow Today’s office at Shop 10, Cecily Court or call 5762 1211.
The Swanpool Bald Archy exhibition is open daily 10am to 4pm until Sunday 10th September.