Over 270 people attended the Awards Luncheon with guest speaker Peter Hunt AM, Chairman, Greenhill Australia. Peter is a leading Australian corporate and government advisor, former Chair of the Securities Institutes Taskforce, the AMP Foundation and Member of the ASIC Advisory Panel.
In the not-for-profit sector, Peter is chairman of Grameen Foundation Australia, a Trustee of the Anindilyakwa Indigenous Mining Trust, Founder of Women’s Community Shelters, a member of the Advisory Councils Mission Australia and the Centre for Social Impact.
The Awards luncheon was held on Wednesday 11 June 2014 to recognise the nominees and recipients of the 2014 Philanthropist of the Year.
These wonderful philanthropic endeavours led us to celebrate outstanding winners, commended nominees, and all who were nominated for the Awards.
This year’s awards attracted a high calibre of nominations from across the State and demonstrated that the power of sustainable giving is alive and well in Queensland.
We thank our nominees and award winners, and the many other individuals, businesses and organisations in our community, who largely go unrecognised, for their outstanding contribution to the community and for encouraging support of our State’s charities and community service organisations.
The 2014 recipients were:
Corporate Philanthropist of the Year 2014
Jacobs SKM (Formerly Sinclair Knight Merz), nominated by Community Plus
Community Philanthropist of the Year 2014
The John Villiers Trust, nominated by Heart Foundation Queensland
Young Philanthropist of the Year 2014
Thomas Davies, nominated by Queensland University of Technology
Junior Philanthropist of the Year 2014
Benjamin Lake, nominated by Churchie