2017 Leadership in Corporate Giving Award Winner: The QBE Foundation

The Leadership in Corporate Giving Award recognises outstanding leadership by a corporation or business in giving to and supporting health and medical research. The award acknowledges the partnership and commitment of a corporation over time, an important dimension of effective corporate giving.

Congratulations to Award Winner: The QBE Foundation

The QBE Foundation is a global initiative to help QBE Insurance give back to the communities in which it operates through charity partnerships, donations and volunteering. Launched in 2011 to mark QBE’s 125th anniversary year, the Foundation formalises QBE’s long history of community involvement and corporate giving into a structured, global approach.

The QBE Foundation’s core philosophy is to ‘Help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively.’
QBE Australia and New Zealand supports the community through volunteering and provides philanthropic support.
Each year QBE Foundation forms partnerships with a number of charities with which it then works closely in an effort to make a more significant and meaningful impact on their cause. The 2017 charity partners are: Assistance Dogs Australia, Brainwave, Camp Quality, Foodbank, The Big Issue and The Kids’ Cancer Project. The QBE Foundation also encourages QBE’s people to do their bit. QBE employees receive a day of volunteer leave each year. They can also apply on behalf of an eligible charity to receive a local grant donation or apply to have their personal fundraising efforts matched dollar for dollar. The Workplace Giving program allows QBE’s people to make regular contributions through the QBE Foundation and help those in need.

Photo caption – from left: Dr Alan Finkel AO, Nadia Levin [Research Australia] Owen Finegan [The Kids’ Cancer Project]

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