2015 Hands Across Canberra Lunch
Another successful coming together
The 2015 Hands Across Canberra lunch was yet again a huge success and provided a unique opportunity for Canberra businesses and community sector to connect and collaborate.
Te guest speaker this year was national business leader and philanthropist, Mr Charles Curran, AC. Mr Curran’s various personal philanthropy roles include Chairman of Trustees of the St Vincent Curran Foundation which by 2013 had delivered $21 million in grants to St Vincent’s Hospital with endowment of a further $17 million. On the day, he spoke of generosity and how one act of giving can lead to others. We certainly hope that is the case.
Corporate tables for this lunch were at a record high and provided a unique opportunity for businesses to support local charity participation in the event.
It is because of the generous corporate sponsors of our lunches each year that the Hands Across Canberra Board is able to provide valuable funds to community groups - grants are made to support innovative projects that support people in need in our community. Read about the types of projects HAC has supported so far.
Thank you to Lyn Mills for her expertise in capturing photos of the guests at the lunch. In her story, Lyn summed up what we do perfectly: "This city can be proud of its willingness to donate, to know where that money is going and how it will be used is vital to the success of Hands Across Canberra"
Thank you to all the Corporate Sponsors who committed their support! We couldn't do this without you and we all know we're stronger together.