The KARI Foundation and their valued corporate partners came together to celebrate our combined achievements delivering for Aboriginal communities on Thursday the 6th of December. The event was held at the L’Aqua Room at Dockside on Cockle Bay Wharf.
The night celebrated and showcased the excellent work that has been done with KARI and their corporate partners throughout the last year. The event began with opportunities for networking and provided a space for corporate partners to discuss what they were aiming to achieve in the new year.
During the evening, KARI recognised the people and organisations who went above and beyond during 2018 with the following awards:
The Commitment to Positive Community Change – Optus
Optus has showcased a commitment to positive community change by providing Optus Scholarships as well as providing corporate pathways to further employment for Indigenous youth.
The Commitment to Indigenous Excellence – Sydney Roosters
The Roosters developed a strategic plan that delivers on the grounds of sport and the local community to showcase Aboriginal excellence as well as empowering Aboriginal women.
The Commitment to Indigenous Advancement – WestConnex
WestConnex recognised a need within the Aboriginal community that was holding youth back from opportunities and helped co-design a program to tackle this issue. This is known as the ‘WestConnex Indigenous Driver’s Program’.
The 2018 KARI Champion – Michael Brown
Michael Brown pioneered the Indigenous Drivers Racing series, which showcases Aboriginal excellence and employment through harness racing.
The Partner of the Year – HSBC
HSBC’s commitment to KARI and the community helps drive positive social change. HSBC is working with KARI to bring Aboriginal culture into the workplace to provide employment opportunities for young people.
We look forward to working with our current and new corporate partners during 2019. We are looking to build a more impactful future together within the local community.
Please enjoy some photos from the night, which can be viewed in the gallery below.