Board Members 2017-11-14T20:39:04+00:00

The Magic Moments Foundation Board Members

The Magic Moments Foundation is privileged to have a team of extraordinarily committed volunteers on our board who give tirelessly and generously of their expertise, time, spirit and effort to ensure that the foundation achieves its ultimate annual goals. The board is unswerving in its determination to ensure that almost all the funds raised through MMF are used to directly run programs, host events, support, sponsor, surprise, delight and bring true happiness and joy to the lives of the youth, the elderly and families in need in our community. Our Board members are all successful people in their own right and have made the decision to give back through the Foundation and its programs. Listed below are our current board members, however, we would like to deeply thank all those who came before us and all those who will come after us.

Cory Andrews – Director

Cory first became involved with the Magic Moments Foundation back in 2003 when she, along with a small group of passionate like-minded friends, resurrected the Melbourne Basket Brigade. Their goal that year was to feed 50 families. By the end of a 42 degree sticky Melbourne day, one week before Christmas, they had fed over 110 families. From here she was hooked.

Since then Cory has coordinated the Melbourne Basket Brigade every year. In 2006 she took on the role of National Basket Brigade Coordinator and in 2007 was asked to chair the foundation. Her love of charity is not limited to the Basket Brigades, with her own history in being a benefactor from Lions Youth Leadership programs, Cory is passionate about the Magic Moments Foundation Youth Programs and how they can help to develop the leaders of the future.

With a Bachelor of Business (Marketing & International Trade) from Swinburne University and many years of working both in Australia and overseas for large through to small firms, Cory brings to the foundation not only a passion for the projects but a wealth of business experience which she is equally passionate about. As well as being a Director on the board of the Foundation, Cory currently runs 2 family businesses in the Animal Boarding Industry and is supported by a wonderful husband and an amazing young daughter.

Sharon Finucan – Director

Sharon is the driving force in Magic Moments Youth Development Programs. Passionate is an understatement for how Sharon feels about helping young people to realize their true potential and to be the best possible person they can be. She joined the Magic Moments Board in 2007 as our Youth Program Coordinator and is responsible for the fantastic program we have operating today.

She is a qualified and experienced trainer. As well as working in the training field, she mentors secondary school students who need a little assistance to find their way. As well as doing all this she finds time to run her own small business in retail and is supported by her wonderful husband.

Jules Bowden – Director

Jules has been with Magic Moments almost the start having joined the foundation in 1998, joining the Sydney Basket Brigade and on board as a Director in 1999. She is passionate about helping to raise the conscious level of our planet through growth and contribution. Jules was the driving force behind the Sydney Basket Brigade from 1999 for six years. She moved into helping Australian Youth in 2001 with a vision that is now being achieved for the Youth Leadership and Business Summits. Our Grandies Gifting Program came about because she saw a need in the community and Jules is not the type of person to look the other way when someone is in need. Jules is a prime example of walking your talk and an excellent role model – not just for young people. Professionally she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Jules other passion (apart from her family) is her business. True Colours PEOPLE Solutions has reinvented the recruitment process, using a method which measures sub-conscious strengths, driving over 80% of behaviour, allowing the right people to be hired.

Jules has a background in Business Development, Host Beneficiary and Client Relationship Management, with a successful track record of over 20 years in sales, marketing and coaching. Training in the UK, U.S., London and Israel – and providing excellence in Sydney since 1998. Jules is a Certified Trainer of NLP, a Performance Coach with a strong background in NLP techniques and Positive Psychology.

Daizy Gedeon – Chair of Marketing & Director

Daizy is the Managing and Innovation Director of the GDR Group, an integrated marketing agency whose key role is to guide the vision of the organisation by ensuring that innovation and collaboration remain at the forefront of our strategy so that it delivers exceptional value to its clients. Her career has spanned many genres as well as many continents. Formerly a journalist at News Limited she became the first female sports writer on The Australian and the first female soccer writer in Australia. She covered the Seoul Olympic Games before shifting focus to Foreign Affairs and moving to work in London and become a Middle East expert. She worked in TV in London and returned to Australia to make an award winning documentary prior to getting married and moving into her own business. She has three amazing children to whom she is absolutely devoted.

Her “Why” is to help people, especially children and the youth, to find their true voice and pursue their heart’s passion so as to achieve their highest potential.

Daizy is also a member on the board of Clapit, Australia’s fastest growing social media App.

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