Vale – Geoff Selig

The Pinnacle Foundation, Australia’s LGBTQIA+ education charity, mourns the tragic passing of Geoff Selig. Geoff was a generous and passionate supporter of The Pinnacle Foundation. He was a Cornerstone (major) donor, including funding The Selig Family Scholarship to support young LGBTQIA+ young Australians to realise their full potential. He was a non-executive director of The…

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Drag Bingo – Uni of Syd

A heartfelt thank you to our incredible Pinnacle scholar, Max, for organising a Drag Bingo fundraiser event! The event raised an amazing $2,500 to support The Pinnacle Foundation’s vital work, empowering LGBTQIA+ young Australians to realise their full potential. A special shoutout to the 120 wonderful attendees who joined Max for a night of fun…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – SA

Last Thursday night the SA Committee hosted our Scholars Welcome event at the Treasury, generously funded by our cornerstone donor, Sam Harvey. We were overwhelmed with 45 people in attendance, coming together to welcome our new scholars. It was heartwarming to celebrate with all our continuing scholars alongside five out of the six new scholars.…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – VIC

Recently, the Victorian Committee gathered in Melbourne for a truly special occasion – the annual Scholar Welcome Event, graciously hosted by our gold partner, Allens. It was an evening filled with warmth, anticipation, and the sense of community. We were thrilled to welcome ten new scholars into our fold, joining our returning 16 scholars who…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – TAS

Last night the Tasmanian Committee held the 2024 Scholar Welcome Event, graciously hosted by Hydro Tasmania. It was an evening filled with warmth, celebration, and the spirit of community. Ruth Groom, representing Hydro Tasmania, started off the evening with a heartfelt speech that reminded everyone the purpose of the evening – to champion education and…

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Mardi Gras 2024

The Pinnacle family proudly danced its way up Oxford Street in the 2024 Mardi Gras to Alexis Jordan’s anthem, Happiness. Scholars, mentors, alumni, volunteers, donors, supporters and corporate partners from Dan Murphy’s, CBA, Cubico, Qube, Allens, Hall & Wilcox, Virtus Health, HCF, Paramount, Ramsay Health Care, Zip, Morgan Stanley, Mirvac IOOF Foundation, SHK Asia Pacific…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – NSW

On Thursday 7 March the Pinnacle family in NSW welcomed the 2024 NSW Pinnacle Foundation scholars and their mentors at a very special event generously hosted by our gold partner, Allens. Simun Soljo from Allens welcomed guests, and Pinnacle NSW Committee chair, Lorraine Hall, spoke to the growth of the Pinnacle program thanks to the…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – WA

Our WA Committee recently hosted a Scholar Welcome Event, a night filled with gratitude, warmth, and the promise of bright futures! Miranda Cummings from Allens set the tone for the evening, welcoming over 40 incredible attendees, including partners, donors, mentors, and esteemed alumni. A special shoutout to BHP, Jess Bastow, Rio Tinto (Thrive), and Shell…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – ACT

The Pinnacle Foundation’s ACT Committee recently held the 2024 Scholar Welcome event. A special shoutout to Shannon for delivering such an inspiring speech. His words resonated deeply, reminding us of the importance of acceptance, perseverance, and the power of community. Thank you for sharing your story and igniting a flame of hope within each of…

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Scholar Welcome 2024 – QLD

Last week, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed its incoming and returning scholars in Queensland at a special cocktail event in Brisbane hosted by gold partner, Allens. Congratulations to our incoming scholars and their mentors. Thank you to Allens and Allens’ ALLin network for so generously hosting us.

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