CEO Shortlisted for Impact 25 Award1 February 2021
We are thrilled to share that our visionary, strategic, inspiring CEO, Megan Donnell, has been shortlisted for Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 Awards. Voting for the awards will close on February 10, 2021.
These awards began in 2014 and each year they aim to recognise innovators, collaborators and changemakers from across the social sector who are making a positive impact in the community. These awards have been an important platform to promote awareness and advocacy for the causes that the winners represent.
Megan was nominated for her achievements driving research into a form of childhood dementia called Sanfilippo Syndrome and for then establishing the Childhood Dementia Initiative to make gains for all childhood dementia disorders.
The anonymous nomination for Megan read:
"Megan is a serial social entrepreneur. Following the diagnosis of her two children with Sanfilippo syndrome, she established the Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation driving over $9m into research for this little known and poorly understood genetic condition. But Megan didn't stop there. Seeing a need to tackle research into these rare
diseases in a different way, she went on to set up the newly established Childhood Dementia Initiative. Childhood Dementia is caused by over 70 rare genetic conditions - most of which have no meaningful treatment. Megan has turned her personal tragedy into good and inspires attention and action into these rare disorders."
You can vote for Megan until February 10, 2021.