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ECF welcomes new Patron

25th August 2017

ECF is delighted to welcome Jennifer Tolhurst, the Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, as its new Patron.

Jennifer, who has been a Vice President of ECF since 2006, takes over from Lord Petre who has been the Foundation's Patron for the past 18 years. 

Lord Petre now becomes ECF's President taking the role from our Founder, Ian Marks, CBE DL.

Ian said, "Community Foundations are all about the constantly changing needs of people and local communities. My wife Angela and I founded ECF in 1996 and we are extremely pleased at its growth and success. We are delighted that Jennifer and Lord Petre have accepted these roles and are confident that they will both be active ambassadors for ECF and the voluntary sector in Essex."