The Foundation was established by Betty in 2014 to ensure that her support of people and community could continue long after she had passed.

Betty’s approach to philanthropy was rare. She gave not only financial support but also generously gifted her time, wisdom and energy. She took the time to have real conversations with people, with a genuine interest in their lives, and relished championing ideas, causes and talent for the greater good. Everyone who knew her took comfort in knowing they had a true ally in their corner; a mentor, a friend and a vociferous cheerleader all-in-one. Her commitment to the people and causes she supported was deeply personal and her optimism and profound love of humanity was endlessly inspiring. Miss Betty was one of a kind.

The three key areas of focus for the Foundation are:

  1. Fostering community spirit through the arts.
  2. Improving the lives of children and young people (aged between 10 and 40 years).
  3. Encouraging leadership development and personal growth for people working in the non-profit sector.