On national stage at Philanthropy Australia conference

liz-chapman-cropTomorrow Today was recently in the national spotlight when board member Liz Chapman presented at Philanthropy Australia’s bi-annual conference in Sydney.

Over 700 of the best philanthropic thinkers, strategists and leading voices from around the globe came together for the premier thought leadership event of its kind in Australasia.

Tomorrow Today was invited to present on a panel about collaboration in philanthropy in recognition of the enormous progress being made in improving student outcomes via the Education Benalla Program.

“We were in great company at the conference and it was an honour to share the stage with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors vice president Mae Hong, COMET Auckland chief executive officer Susan Warren and The Snow Foundation chief executive officer Georgina Byron,” Ms Chapman said.

“There was a lot of interest in the work of Tomorrow Today and our “place based” approach to achieving real change for all of Benalla’s young people.”

Ms Chapman said the strong focus on collaboration taken by Tomorrow Today and the 120 participating agencies, clubs, businesses and schools in Benalla was crucial to achieving long-term change.

 “When you’re wanting whole of community change, you need to have the whole community on board.”

Benalla residents will have the opportunity to learn more about Tomorrow Today at their Annual Celebration later this month.  The event will showcase their range of successful local projects acknowledge their many volunteers.

 The event will be held at the Lakeside Community Centre from 5.30-7.00pm on Thursday 27 October.  It is by open invitation, however RSVPs are appreciated to Debbie Rees on (03) 5762 1211 or admin@tomorrowtoday.info by Monday 24 October.