Lady (Suzanne) Martin OAM was honoured last week for her outstanding service and 30-year commitment to helping young people in crisis.
Lady Martin was presented with Lifetime Membership of Mission Australia by Chairman, Ken Dean, at the Annual General Meeting and formally acknowledged as Founding Governor of Sir David Martin Foundation.
Mr Dean said Lady Martin’s personal contribution was pivotal to the success of the partnership between the two organisations – and thanked her for her leadership, friendship and outstanding service.
As the major philanthropic partner of Mission Australia, Sir David Martin Foundation has raised over $65M since 1990. This partnership has enabled a best practice model of treatment for young people with drug and alcohol addiction at Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm.
Thirty Years of Service
Lady Martin has been on the Sir David Martin Foundation Board since its inception in 1990 and has been the driving force behind the Foundation’s work to realise Sir David’s dream of safety, hope and opportunity for all vulnerable young Australians.
During his time as Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin witnessed many young people caught in the destructive world of drugs, alcohol, homelessness and abuse. Whenever he met them, he sought to encourage them to develop their undiscovered potential so they may better their lives. Sir David’s concern for young people in crisis lead to the creation of Sir David Martin Foundation, creating a lasting legacy of hope and support for over 3,000 young people and their families.
You can read more about Sir David Martin and Lady Martin’s early life, achievements, contribution to public office and lasting philanthropic legacy here
Congratulations Lady Martin – you continue to inspire us all in our mission to help young people in crisis.
Photo Caption: Sir David Martin Foundation Philanthropy Manager, Anna Beaumont pictured with Lady Martin receiving her Mission Australia Lifetime Membership.