Following a resolution of the 35th Session of the Governing Council, the Grooming Endowment Trust was set up to provide funding for the Centre’s expanding range of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) related initiatives, for the benefit of the Centre’s members and society at large. Incorporated in August 2020, the Trust will provide grants and investments in the areas of of education and capacity building, health, enterprise and community development, as well as venture formation and humanitarian relief. The governance and operational mechanisms for the Trust have been set up, and activities will commence in the first quarter of 2021.
The Centre’s Second Governing Council was inaugurated by the Board of Trustees on Thursday, December 17, 2020, after the tenure of the First Council elapsed. The newly inaugurated six-member Council, under the leadership of Dr. Noel Ihebuzor as the newly elected Council Chairman, was also strengthened by the addition of Ier Jonathan-Ichaver, a renowned social justice advocate and development expert. The Governing Council provides policy and advisory guidance to the Executive Management Team in the execution of the Centre’s goals and objectives.