The Lilac Foundation is a not for profit organisation, established by six teenage girls, which is dedicated to recognising notable women and the contributions they have made to their communities.
Our goal is to erect a series of plaques around Lake Burley Griffin, each of which detailing the life of a significant woman and their contributions to Canberra and the wider communities. We propose that the first of these plaques will be of Marion Mahony Griffin, who was essential in the design of Canberra, but was not noted for her efforts. The walkway will also be named after Marion, again because of her key contribution to this city.
Other women we would love to include are Rosemary Follet, the first female representative of an Australian state or territory, Stasia Debrowski, a woman in her nineties selling soup to the homeless, and Nipuni Wijewickrema, a young entrepreneur who co-estabilished GG's Flowers. All of these women would make wonderful additions to the walkway, and deserve more recognition for the work they have achieved.
If you want to learn more about the Lilac Foundation, click on the About Us page, or if you wish to know more about Marion, go to the About Marion page. More information on our plan can be found on the Plan and Why pages, and if you wish to contact us or have a woman you believe worthy of this recognition, please go to the Contact Page.
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