Local identity Vivian Reith and her family have recently established the Vivian Docking Reith Fund with the Bass Coast Community Foundation.
The fund establishes a legacy that reflects Viv’s approach to “family”. For her, it has never ended with just the bloodlines but goes far beyond. Her empathetic and practical support has resulted in her wisdom, laughter and love touching many families.
Viv had a long career in early childhood development, graduating as dux of the Victorian Kindergarten Teacher’s College in the 1930’s. She then worked in kindergarten services and with children with disabilities.
The Vivian Docking Reith Fund administered by the Bass Coast Foundation has been set up to help young families get opportunities they may not have otherwise been able to access.
Viv says: “I was keen to participate and partner with the Bass Coast Community Foundation as I understand the power of someone taking an interest - it can often turn people’s lives around when they know someone believes in them.”
If you would like to contribute to this fund you can make an online donation indicating that it is to support the Vivienne Docking Reith Fund. All donations are tax deductible.
This is the seventh Named Fund the Bass Coast Community Foundation has created for individuals or groups wishing to direct their philanthropic donations to specific local issues. Foundation Chairman Martin Keogh says:
“We look forward to working with Vivian, and her family, to create opportunities for families.”
“By choosing to work with the Foundation, Vivian is assured that she will be providing support for families in the Bass Coast area forever, as we distribute only the earnings on her donation, rather than the donation itself. In 100 years and beyond, Vivian’s donation will still be making a difference.”
“We welcome enquiries from other people or organisations who may want to partner with BCCF - to make such enquiries contact the Foundation’s Executive Officer, David Wall, at email@example.com or phone (03) 5672 2202 on Mondays".