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Workplace Giving Excellence Awards to be bestowed on November 16

The 2016 Workplace Giving Excellence Awards will be held tomorrowthe 16th of November, recognising the most outstanding Workplace Giving programs in Australia.

The awards are part of the One Million Donors Campaign, spearheaded by The Australian Charities Fund, which aims to see one million Australians donating to charity direct from their pay by 2020.

sydney-fijiThe Hon. Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, who launched the One Million Donors Campaign in 2014 with Prime Minister Turnbull, will speak at the awards, alongside Jenny Geddes, CEO of the Australian Charities Fund.


The ceremony will take place at 2.00pm at the Australia Post Offices, 111 Bourke Street, Melbourne, highlighting corporate Australia’s tremendous shift towards workplace giving.

The finalists include:

Best Overall Program

  • BHP Billiton
  • JB Hi-Fi
  • SEEK

Best Launch or Refresh (Large employer)

  • Atlassian
  • Starbucks Coffee Australia

Best Launch of Refresh (Small employer)

  • BDO
  • Greenhill & Co. Australia
  • Macquarie Telecom
  • Pacific Equity Partners

Best Public Sector Program

  • Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

Most Innovative Partnership

  • Give Where You Live Foundation with Ford Australia
  • Redkite with JB Hi-Fi
  • Room to Read with The Atlassian Foundation
  • Stewart House with NSW Department of Education
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The Workplace Giving Awards were evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges with considerable experience across corporate, philanthropic, government, community and academic sectors.

To RSVP, or organise an interview, please contact Patria Manalili on 0433 571 728 or Olivia Rosenman on 0478 017 100.