The Hunger Project Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Jacinta McDonell to our National Board.
Jacinta, the co-founder of Anytime Fitness, founder of Human Kind Project and W1LL, has been a longtime investor and to date has mobilised $1.4 million for The Hunger Project’s work in ending hunger.
The Hunger Project Australia’s National Board Chair, Diane Grady AO said Jacinta’s experience and perspective will help The Hunger Project Australia to unlock new opportunities.
“One of the key pillars of our strategy is connecting with entrepreneurs who can relate to our work. Jacinta has been a long-time investor in The Hunger Project and really helps us understand what it takes to connect with female founders of businesses. Welcome Jacinta, it is great to have you,” Diane said.
Melanie Noden, CEO of The Hunger Project Australia, said she looks forward to working with Jacinta as we continue to work towards the end of hunger.
“Jacinta will bring an incredible amount of experience both from being an entrepreneur and also as a fundraiser,” Melanie said.
“Jacinta’s journey with The Hunger Project has already been so inspiring and we will all learn so much from her unique breadth of experience.”
Jacinta said she is excited about joining the Board and looks forward to working closer with The Hunger Project.
“I believe that each and every person has the ability to transform their life and that all people are resilient and inspiring. All we need is to unleash our potential – and this is something The Hunger Project does each day,” Jacinta said.
“Every person should have access to enough food to eat each day and the opportunity to education. I believe that nobody actually wants charity.”
Jacinta has been investing in The Hunger Project since 2014 when she witnessed our work first-hand in Malawi. The visit inspired her to set up Human Kind Project, a foundation bringing together entrepreneurs to create change.
It is Jacinta’s hope that she can continue to inspire more entrepreneurs with her appointment to the board.