On Thursday 21 September at the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport 140 guests attended the second The Funding Network Australia event and collectively raised $79,200 for GG’s Flowers, Women’s Centre for Health Matters, and Mental Illness Education ACT.
In addition to this, hundreds of thousands of dollars of pro bono work was also pledged. Incredible generosity from individuals and businesses all round.
You could feel the support, kindness and warmth in the room hearing the pitches from three amazing women making a huge difference in our local Canberra community.
Some guests brought along their teenage children and we heard from one: “I had no idea what I was coming to but I’m so glad I came. I donated my weeks’ pay and I’ve told my mum I want to attend again next year.”
Special thanks to the partners of the evening who also contributed funding and/or in kind support: Canberra Airport, Deloitte, Clayton Utz, Aspen Foundation and The Snow Foundation.