KARI Foundation holds Corporate Thank You event for 2017

2017 Partner of the Year – Property Industry Foundation.

What an incredible way to finish 2017. KARI’s annual Corporate Partner Thank You Event took place on Thursday 7th December. The evening was a celebration of the inspiring work and successes achieved by the KARI Foundation.

We couldn’t have done this without our amazing partners and supporters, who joined us for drinks and canapés so we could say thank you for their support throughout the year.

Hosted in the beautiful Manhattan Room at Doltone House Hyde Park, guests enjoyed networking followed by a panel discussion from KARI’s Cultural Unit and an awards ceremony.

The panel discussion highlighted the important work done by the staff in KARI’s Cultural Unit and emphasised the significance of culture not only for Aboriginal people, but for all facets of the work done at KARI. KARI alumni Jestyn Nand also sat on the panel and gave a stirring performance on the didgeridoo.

Every supporter, big and small, helped us make 2017 one of our best years yet. Their support is helping us change the lives of many Indigenous Australians, and for that, we were privileged to honour them with a number of awards.

Award winners

Partner of the Year 2017 – Property Industry Foundation

Partner of the Year went to the Property Industry Foundation for their commitment to support KARI through an ongoing partnership, collaboration and outstanding pro bono support.

This incredible organisation participated in the establishment of the KARI Leaving Care Program, funded KARI’s Leaving Care Coordinator position and supported our most vulnerable communities with Christmas hampers and toiletries.

They have also committed to build the South Western Sydney KARI House to support over 40 Aboriginal young people who are transitioning out of care. We can’t thank you enough for your ongoing support.

Commitment to Positive Community Change 2017 – Corporate Club Australia 

This award is for commitment to supporting Indigenous initiatives. Corporate Club Australia consistently showcase Aboriginal culture and arts to Sydney and Australia’s leading corporate network.

KARI Appreciation Award 2017 – MinterEllison

This award is for helping KARI to reach their full potential through pro bono work and support.

MinterEllison have continued to support the Aboriginal community by providing legal services and also engaged KARI on their Reconciliation Action Plan journey.

Commitment to Indigenous Advancement 2017 – ISPT

KARI’s Commitment to Indigenous Advancement Award goes to ISPT for support and belief in Indigenous education and early intervention initiatives.

ISPT made the expansion of the KARI Scholarship Program to Western Sydney possible.

KARI Champion Award 2017 – Hannah More

KARI’s Champion Award goes to Hannah More for being an outstanding KARI supporter, who has gone above and beyond for KARI, and continues to champion the work we do.

Hannah ran the New York Marathon in November and fundraised a total of $2,941 for KARI. Thank you for your support.

Congratulations to our 2017 award winners and a huge thank you to all of our partners and supporters who continue to support the work that we do.

You can view photos from the evening here.