Timeline

Nominations open
Monday 6 February 2017

Nominations close
Thursday 23 March 2017

Awards Luncheon
Friday 16 June 2017

Questions

If you require assistance, please contact QCF on:

  • (07) 3360 3854
  • enquiries@qcf.org.au

Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) invites nominations for the 2017 QCF Philanthropist of the Year Awards.

QCF’s Philanthropist of the Year Awards recognise Queenslanders who have made an outstanding contribution to charity or community service through giving time, generating funds, and/or encouraging others to give.

The criteria for each award focuses on philanthropy that is outstanding in its generosity – effective and impactful – and that exemplifies qualities such as commitment, inspiration and leadership.

Nominations may be submitted in one or more of the categories below to acknowledge an outstanding individual or organisation furthering non-profit causes.

Recipients of the Emerging, Community and Higher Education Philanthropist of the Year Awards will have the privilege of allocating a $2,000 sponsored donation to their charity of choice. The Corporate and SME Philanthropist Award recipients will be acknowledged in QCF’s annual report, newsletter, media releases and at public presentations.

These annual Awards will be presented at QCF’s Philanthropist of the Year Awards Luncheon to be held at the Brisbane Hilton, Friday 16 June 2017.

QCF Philanthropist of the Year Award Nomination Guidelines

QCF Philanthropist of the Year Award Categories

The QCF Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award will recognise a corporation or business (more than 200 employees) that has created a culture of philanthropy with their organisation and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy through its: 1) financial support of one or more non-profit organisations, 2) leadership involvement, and 3) volunteer participation and commitment of its workforce in establishing a role model for other businesses in Queensland.

The successful nominee will possess the following qualities:

  • A Queensland-based organisation.
  • An established record of philanthropic support in a Queensland region/s.
  • A business with a holistic approach to philanthropy.
  • A measurable charitable impact.

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The QCF SME Philanthropist of the Year Award will recognise a small business (less than 200 employees) whose grass-roots level of charitable support has impacted the local community.

The successful nominee will possess the following qualities:

  • A Queensland-based organisation.
  • An established record of philanthropic support in a Queensland region/s.
  • A business with a holistic approach to philanthropy.
  • A measurable charitable impact.

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The QCF Community Philanthropist of the Year Award, presented in partnership with The Public Trustee, will recognise an outstanding individual, family or family foundation with a proven record of exceptional financial generosity and volunteer leadership to one or more Queensland based non-profit organisations.

The recipient of this award will have the privilege of nominating a charity of their choice to receive a $2,000 donation sponsored by The Public Trustee.

The successful nominee will possess the following qualities:

  • A Queensland philanthropist with an established record of outstanding philanthropic support to a diversity of causes/organisations within the Queensland community.
  • Demonstrated extraordinary civic and charitable responsibility.
  • Demonstrated generosity that has inspired others to philanthropic action.
  • The compelling contributions and achievements of a philanthropic leader, whose long-term commitments have benefitted the Queensland community.

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The QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year Award, presented in partnership with QIC, will honour an innovative, emerging philanthropist, whose significant early achievements embody the qualities that define philanthropic excellence, including outstanding generosity and creativity. The Award recognises an individual, rather than an organisation.

The recipient of this award will have the privilege of nominating a charity of their choice to receive a $2,000 donation sponsored by QIC.

The successful nominee will possess the following qualities:

  • A Queensland philanthropist with at least five years of outstanding philanthropic support to a diversity of causes/organisations within the Queensland community.
  • Significant impact made in the Queensland community through leadership in philanthropy, voluntary commitment of time, advocacy, financial donations and fundraising.
  • Demonstrated creativity in philanthropic efforts.
  • An inspirational role model.
  • This Award is not about the biggest cheque, financial contribution, or largest public profile.

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The QCF Higher Education Philanthropist of the Year Award, presented in partnership with QUT and its Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, will recognise an outstanding individual, family or family foundation with a proven record of exceptional financial generosity and volunteer leadership to one or more Queensland based tertiary education institutions.

The recipient of this award will have the privilege of nominating a charity of their choice to receive a $2,000 donation sponsored by QUT.

The successful individual will possess the following qualities:

  • A Queensland philanthropist with an established record of outstanding philanthropic support to higher education organisations.
  • Demonstrated outstanding civic and charitable responsibility whose generosity inspires others to philanthropic action.
  • Significant impact made in the Queensland community through leadership in education philanthropy, voluntary commitment of time, advocacy, financial donations and fundraising.

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