The National Community Foundations Forum 2016 brings together practitioners from community foundations across Australia, government, corporate business and philanthropy to network, learn from each other, exchange ideas and think strategically and collectively about the future of community philanthropy. This year’s theme – Building Resilience Through Innovation and Collaboration – focuses on how the community foundation sector can evolve and adapt in order to thrive in an increasingly challenging and changing environment.
There’s a boy from Inverloch who can fly. He doesn’t look like a superhero in fact he looks pretty much like any other 18 year old, shaking off the last vestiges of adolescent shyness. He is smart and articulate and he’s humble. Especially for a young man who has wings. Xavier Pellin is a ballet dancer and it’s not a passing phase. His skill, strength and athleticism has been shaped through years of training. His mental toughness enhanced through the self evaluation that accompanies a departure from stereotypical male career choice. And, his gratitude is founded in a family that sees the possibilities and not the obstacles.