Angela Pangallo OAM

Chairperson & Founder

Angela’s son Connor was her inspiration to start a journey which would lead to the establishing what is now the Gold Foundation. Connor was part of the very first program in 2008 which launched the foundations of the Gold Foundation. Angela continues to volunteer for the Gold Foundation providing guidance, support and help to children on the Autism Spectrum in South Australia through her position as Chairperson. Her aim is always to see children find happiness, friendship and a place of belonging at the Gold Foundation.

On January 26, 2014 as part of the Australia Day Awards, Angela was awarded ‘Citizen of the Year’ for her significant contribution to the community through her volunteer work at the Gold Foundation.

In January 2022, Angela was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (‘OAM’) in the General Division, ‘For service to people with neuro-developmental disorders’.