Gayle Dunn: NSW Regional Woman of the Year recipient
Gayle Dunn was the winner of the NSW Minerals Council Regional Woman of the Year Award at the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards.
Gayle Dunn is the President and Founder of the Dunn and Lewis Youth Development Foundation, established following events that took place in Bali on October 12, 2002 - 20 years ago. Craig Dunn (Gayle’s son) and his mate Danny Lewis were two of the 88 Australians who lost their lives that day.
The Dunn & Lewis Youth Development Foundation operates a large recreational complex that provides activities for youth, residents and visitors to the Ulladulla area. The key points in its establishment include the memorial for the lives lost, opportunities for youth personally, socially, vocationally, a place for community activities and tourism.
Now operational, the centre is a world class facility that provides the community with exceptional ongoing opportunities to raise funds and conduct effective community programs. This facility is unique, both as a memorial to the victims of the Bali Bombings and as a template for how community can create meaningful change.
Rise Dunn Lewis was a commemorative program of 12 days running for the 20th anniversary of the Bali Bombings from 1-12 October this year.