In its early days, Green Cross Australia was supported by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who admired Mikhail Gorbachev and shared his vision for the future.
These individuals - and there are too many to name - tirelessly fostered the early identity of Green Cross Australia and many remain involved in our Advisory Panel. We are very grateful for their dedicated to making Green Cross Australia happen and for their ongoing contribution. Linda Dreghorn, Fran Curro and Clem Campbell deserve special mention from inception. They established our presence in Australia.
Since our inception, Minter Ellison has graciously provided pro-bono legal support for Green Cross Australia. Because we are a start-up venture, there has been considerable investment in fulfilling a complex range of documentation including international agreements, trademark protection and assistance with obtaining Deductible Gift Recipient tax status. In particular, we wish to thank Khory McCormick, Brisbane Partner of Minter Ellison, for all of his guidance and support as well as a large and dedicated team within Minters.
The outstanding people who have served on the Board of Green Cross Australia have made the platform for our impact. We are grateful for their contribution.
Finally we wish to thank our fantastic volunteers, including Foundation Members, Advisory Panel Members, and ordinary people who have offered tremendous skills generously to help Green Cross Australia establish a unique identity and program in Australia.