Lynette Finlay

Ms Finlay, who runs her own property management business, is the founding director of Nurturing Orphans of Aids for Humanity (NOAH). She received the Inyathelo Award for Women in Philanthropy 2008.

Finley continues to give of her time and resources to the ongoing growth and development of NOAH. The organisation is making a difference in the lives of more than 33,000 orphaned and vulnerable children (OVCs) in South Africa. Her vision has led to the establishment of 107 Arks (care centres) providing nutrition, counselling and a place of safety for 33,321 children orphaned by Aids. 

She contributed personal investment in NOAH making it the most effective NGO working with OVCs. This contribution has allowed Ms Finlay to adopt Yeoville Ark directly benefiting 113 orphaned children. Finlay carries oversight responsibility of NOAH’s finances and is a key player in fundraising, ensuring that new donors are attracted and continues to build relationships with existing donors. 

Finaly started an events company called Finlay Events, specifically and solely to generate support for NOAH. The company has hosted breakfasts and gala dinners for the past 6 years and each year they have raised in excess of R1 million for NOAH.