Stars is proud to be governed by an exceptionally talented, Indigenous-led Board of Directors, one of whom was recognised in the recent Australia Day Honours list.
Graham Goldsmith AO was made a Member of the Order of Australia in January for ‘Distinguished service to the community through philanthropic foundations, to education, and to the banking and employment sectors.’
In accepting the honour, Graham said, “It is humbling to think that the work I have done is worthy of both nomination and recognition.”
“I strongly believe that education lifts people up and one of the things I do is help to improve the lives of Indigenous girls and women. My philanthropy, and the work I have done, has helped me get involved and helped me to find ways to improve society.”
“I believe in putting in time, pursuing your passion, and the importance of education.”
Stars CEO and Founder Andrea Goddard said, “Stars is grateful for Graham’s significant contribution to the organisation’s governance and sustainability, both as a Board Member and as a private funder of our work.”
“He is such a passionate believer in the value of education and has a real commitment to improving health and education outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young women.”