Clover Moore MP (BA ’69)
Clover Moore received the 2010 Alumni Award for Community Achievement for her contributions to a wide range of community welfare projects through the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP Salary Trust.
Ms Moore was a resident of Sancta Sophia College, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1969 she pursued a career in teaching. In 1980, Ms Moore entered politics and served as an alderman on both South Sydney Council and Sydney City Council. She was then elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the Member for Bligh in 1988 and continues to serve in the parliament today as the Member for Sydney.
In 2004 and again in 2008, Ms Moore was elected to the high-profile position of Lord Mayor of Sydney, a role she carries out concurrently with her parliamentary duties. On taking up the post, she established the Lord Mayor Clover Moore MP Salary Trust through which she donates 100 per cent of her mayoral fees to charitable community ventures within the City of Sydney. Focusing particularly on innovative pilot projects, the Trust funds efforts to help those who are mentally ill, drug dependent or disadvantaged rebuild their lives, programs which assist homeless people and young people at risk, and animal welfare and local environmental initiatives. The Trust, which is managed by a five member committee led by Clover Moore herself, has disbursed over $830,000 in grants.
In 2010 the funds have been allocated to the Wayside Chapel’s Youth Breakfast Program for young homeless people in Kings Cross, the National Parks Association’s Sydney Harbour Community Marine Education Program and Gamarada Aboriginal Men’s Self Healing and Life Skills Development Program.