Community Ambassador Program
The Roy Hill Community Foundation’s inaugural Pilbara Horizons Program is now underway. This unique opportunity sees 30 employees at our partner organisations participate in a long-year fundraising program, to learn new skills and raise funds through team work to support long-term positive change. From inspiring a love of learning through education mentoring programs and developing children’s confidence through participation in the arts, to solving medical mysteries there are many ways our Community Ambassador’s will make a lasting difference.
minimum fundraising goal
Creating a powerful legacy
Since 2015, the Roy Hill Community Foundation has helped to raise significant funding for vital arts and culture, education, and health programs. The Pilbara Horizons Program is designed to further boost support across these areas, with teams of ambassadors working together to collectively raise a minimum of $80K in funding to help create new success stories.
Working together in a team, ambassadors will plan and implement a fundraising campaign across a chosen focus area. Ambassadors receive ongoing guidance from industry experts to help bring their ideas to life and create long-term impact.
Stories of connection
Keep up to date with the latest news and stories from Pilbara Horizons and the Roy Hill Community Foundation.
Introducing our industry experts
Ambassadors will take part in regular mentorship sessions with West Australian community leaders. Roy Hill Community Foundation is proud to be supported by the following mentors, who have generously donated their time:
General Manager Fundraising and Advocacy, Lifeline
Susan Schofield is a sales powerhouse who moved into fundraising inspired by the desire to give back to the community. With over 15 years of experience and having held senior roles at Lifeline, Youth Focus WA, and The Smith Family, she combines determination, resilience, and leadership skills with a love of telling stories and bringing people together to fundraise for Lifeline WA.
CEO, Indigenous Emerging Business Forum, Aboriginal Corporation.
John is the CEO of the Indigenous Emerging Business Forum, Aboriginal Corporation, which is a not-for-profit focused on employment and business development opportunities for First Nations peoples. John has over 15 years’ experience overseeing growth and start-up organisations. He is also currently leading the Telstra Business Technology Centre Enterprise team while also being involved with business development for Aboriginal Engagement.
Lockie is the Founder and Director of iYarn, a health and wellbeing software platform that facilitates safe spaces for people to come together to have meaningful conversations. Lockie is also the founder of the Indigenous Communities Education and Awareness Foundation (ICEA) and is currently a board member of Christ Church Grammar School and a strategic advisor to the Kimberley Land Council.
Founder and Executive Director, Plastic Free Foundation.
Rebecca is the founder of Plastic Free July ®, a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution and the Australian of the Year Awards 2021 WA Local Hero. With 30 years’ experience in the world of environmental and waste management, community engagement, and sustainability behaviour change, Rebecca has participated in plastic pollution research expeditions in Australia, the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and explored innovative solutions to plastic waste worldwide during a Churchill Fellowship.
Hon. Cheryl Edwardes AM
Former, Attorney General for Western Australia.
Mrs Edwardes is Deputy Chairman of the WA Football Commission and a member of the Foreign Investment Review Board. She is a Company Director on a number of ASX Boards, private companies and not-for-profit associations. A solicitor by profession, Mrs Edwardes is a former Minister in the Court Government. During her political career, Mrs Edwardes held positions as the first female Attorney General for Western Australia, Minister for Environment and Labour Relations, and was the Member for Kingsley for nearly 17 years.
Chief Finance Officer, Bridge42.
Daniel is the CFO and Company Secretary of Bridge42 Pty Ltd, an Advisory, Development Management and Project Management firm. Daniel is a finance professional who has gained valuable experience over the past 25 years. Daniel was one of 2 inaugural team leaders in the Emerging Leaders in Philanthropy program, which was run by the PMH Foundation (now PCH Foundation).
What we have done so far:
15 December 2021 – Launch EventA launch event signified the opening of the program, and mentors, ambassadors, VIPs and guests got to mingle. Excitement to begin was in the air!
January 2022 – Introductory sessionThe ambassador cohort met for 2022 to discuss their early plans for the program, and to get to know one another!
16 March 2022 – Our Focus on EducationAmbassadors and mentors connected again, with special guest Gerri Clay, CEO of EdConnect speaking about her partnership with the RHCF.
13 April 2022 – Our Focus on Arts & CultureOnce again, the cohort connects, but this time to listen to special guests at the Western Australian Ballet speak about their partnership with RHCF.
11 May – Our Focus on HealthThe team at Healthy Pilbara join the cohort for a discussion on the RHCF’s engagement with health in the Pilbara, including discussions on the Pilbara Faces program.
31 May – Our Focus on FundraisingOur final introductory session for the program, the cohort learn about the multitude of ways RHCF give back to the community, locally and in the Pilbara. Details to come!