Keith’s Annual Donation

Keith Marshall called into the office to drop off his annual donation to UMFC. Keith is a living legend at the Wodonga pool, where he swims each day, as he has for the past 40 years or so, completing his laps in a steady pace at the ripe old age of 93.

I got to know Keith when the pool was across the road from our Stanley St office. As a beginning swimmer Keith encouraged me to stick with it.

Over the years we often discussed social issues concerning families. One day he came in with a significant donation and has continued ever since. Although he is a man of modest means ( pensioner ) and lifestyle, he still makes a generous gift because of his concern for others. I know Keith’s life has had its own challenges but that doesn’t stop him worrying about other people.

Great communities consist of many people like Keith, humble, unassuming and quietly contributing in their own way. I find it energizing and uplifting to know local people like Keith support our work.

It was a great pleasure to meet Sandy and Doug Vukasinovic again when they called into our office on the 16/2/18. Doug is passionate about making a contribution to vulnerable children based on his own family history, which was scarred by family violence. He is fully aware that his life could have turned out quite differently given the wrong circumstances, if not for the kindness of a couple of important people.

Now that he and Sandy are at that time in their lives where they can consider helping others, we are very fortunate that they thought UMFC could help with their wishes. After a few conversations it has been decided to open an account in the family name with the purpose of supporting children going in the right direction.

Sandy and Doug came with a very generous donation to start the fund off and the intent is to build over time, to make a difference in local children’s lives. I think it is inspirational to have people like Sandy and Doug committed to improving their local community and that UMFC is trusted with such an important mission.

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