Thank you Wendy Elliott for joining Will to Give’s Management Committee. Wendy tells us why she decided to help in this very special way.
“Having been one of the formative members of Will to give I am delighted to now join the Management committee. Whilst contemplation of “death” is a sensitive matter, we need to continue to encourage everyone to consider documenting their last wishes in a clear and formal manner, to avoid placing further stress on our loved ones following our death. Through Will to Give, we also encourage the inclusion of a charitable gift in a Will, as a way of thanking a charitable cause for their support, or helping to provide vital funds to protect the future accessibility to some of our local iconic and special places”.
Wendy has over thirteen years’ professional fundraising experience within the Environment and Heritage sector where her expertise covers income from Major Gifts, Legacies, Trusts and Foundations, Statutory and European Grants. She combines this professional experience with voluntary fundraising for many local charities.
A long term member of the Regional Institute of Fundraising in Northern Ireland, she was Committee chair in 2015. Prior to joining the fundraising profession, Wendy worked in both the Private and Public sectors; where she played a formative role in setting up the inaugural South Tyrone area strategic partnership, whose remit was to administer and distribute Peace, Leader and Interreg money for the benefit of local communities.