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‘I’ve found my passion’

A migrant from Vietnam, Huynh Quang shares how his work as a Community Foundation volunteer has set him on a new career path.

1:46pm  Jul 25, 2017

WBCF careers expo

WB Community Foundation’s Leadership Project held their annual Careers Expo last week.

11:24am  Jul 21, 2017

Hawk hosts 'Man vs. Food'

Club legend Doug Hawkins joins the Sons of the West Men's Health program to deliver a cooking session with a difference.

12:41pm  Jul 18, 2017

Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Board

The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation is managed by a board of directors. We are proud to have the following members on the Foundation’s Board:

  • Gaye Hamilton - Chair WBCF
  • Peter Gordon – Director WBCF, President, Western Bulldogs
  • Peter Welsh - Director WBCF
  • Paul Henderson - Director WBCF
  • Del Irani - Director WBCF
  • Jenny Taing - Director WBCF
  • Jim Williamson - Director WBCF
  • Gary Kent - Director WBCF, Chief Executive Officer, Western Bulldogs
  • Maree Hallebone – Secretary WBCF
  • Adrian Fitzpatrick - Director WBCF
  • John Williams - Director WBCF

Chairperson - Gaye Hamilton

Gaye Hamilton started her professional career with 18 years of secondary science, maths and biology teaching in the Victorian State Schools system, reaching the Principal class prior to resigning and changing careers in 1989.

Mrs Hamilton has experience as Assistant Director at Melbourne Zoo, Director of Werribee’s Open Range Zoo and Director of Scienceworks. In 2002, Mrs Hamilton became Director of Museum Operations at Museum Victoria, responsible for Scienceworks, Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building, the position that she retired from at the end of 2004.

She now undertakes a range of contract and consultancy work and is also a Director of each of:

  • Victorian Government’s State Sports Centres Trust
  • Western Chances
  • Victoria University Council

General Manager - Kashif Bouns

Kashif has over ten years of experience in, management, marketing and community development in the not for profit, corporate and sports industries.  He played an instrumental strategic role in managing the expansion of AFL’s multicultural programs nationally winning the Virgin Australia Sports Leadership Award at the 2015 Australian Migration and Settlement Awards.

Currently the General Manager of the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation, Kashif has received a number of awards for his work in community development, including most recently the International Alumnus of the Year at the 2016 Victorian International Education Awards. He represented Australian Youth in Indonesia through the Exchange program run by the Australia-Indonesia Institute (DFAT) - 2014 and in Malaysia through the Exchange Program, run by the Australia-Malaysia Institute (DFAT) – 2013.

Kashif volunteers his time for a number of community causes in sport and social cohesion sector including ministerial advisory committee on multicultural affairs. He is also the Founder of Shaheens Sporting and Social Club which seeks to engage multicultural youth using sports and other social activities as vehicles of social inclusion and cohesion.

Kashif has a Masters in Business Management (MBA) and is also a sessional lecturer in sports marketing at Federation University and guest lecturer at Victoria University.