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Picnic For Pinnacle

Things are in full swing with Picnic for Pinnacle. Picnics are being hosted by supporters and partners across the country to raise funds to educate and empower young LGBTIQ+ Australians to realise their full potential and overcome challenges arising from their identity.

Thank you to everyone who has already hosted a picnic or is planning to host one before the end of March. Thank you to the Pinnacle scholars and alumni who have attended picnics and shared their stories.

LGBTQIA+ Executive Fellowship

The inaugural LGBTQIA+ Executive Fellowship, a one-week intensive executive leadership program developed by The University of…

Midsumma Pride March 2024

Over the weekend The Pinnacle Foundation’s Victorian Committee joined with scholars, alumni and partner reps…

The History of The Pinnacle Foundation

The Pinnacle Foundation’s journey began serendipitously back in October 2005 when Sean Linkson OAM, filling…

A message from the Governor of Victoria (Patron-in-Chief of The Pinnacle Foundation): Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the people of Victoria, I extend my sincere condolences to His Majesty…

The extraordinary joy of being considered ordinary

South Australian committee member, Simon Royal, wrote a gorgeous article for Indaily, featuring Pinnacle scholar…

Dylan Lloyd

Dylan Lloyd

I want to share with you some of the ways in which Pinnacle has empowered…

Scholar Welcome 2021 – ACT

As we start to emerge, in a COVID-safe way, our scholars, mentors, Committee and Board…

Odette Maher

Every year we receive inspiring and outstanding applications from young LGBTIQ+ Australians all around the…

Cornerstone Members & Patrons Dinner

On Tuesday 8 August we held our annual Cornerstone members and patrons dinner. The event,…

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Renae Papalexiou

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Nathan Li

Nathan joined the Pinnacle family in 2012 as one of our scholars and his journey…

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My worlds are clashing by Rhian Mordaunt

Pinnacle Foundation scholar, Rhian Mordaunt, recently penned this beautifully written and powerful piece for the…

End of Year Fundraiser 2023 – NSW

Last Monday night, the Sydney Committee hosted a spectacular End Of Year Cocktail fundraiserOur incredible…

Alan Joyce AC, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

Alan Joyce AC shares his thoughts about the value and impact of the Pinnacle program.

End of Year Fundraiser 2023 – WA

As we bid farewell to another incredible year, the Western Australian Committee celebrated in style…

Nathan Cappelluti Photo

Nathan Cappelluti

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Midsumma Parade and Melbourne Pride

The Pinnacle Foundation’s Victorian committee joined this year’s Midsumma Festival Pride March. With a marching…

Dr Glen Lo

Dr Glen Lo

What inspired you to become a mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation? My inspiration is to…

WA Pride March 2023

The Western Australian Committee stood strong and recently marched at the WA Pride March. With…

End of Year Event 2023 – TAS

Last Wednesday, the Tasmanian Committee lit up the night at our End of Year event,…

The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley

The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley shares with us why he decided to become a Pinnacle…

TasPride 2023

So great to see the Tasmanian Pinnacle Foundation family out and proud (very colourfully) at…

Brayden’s Story

Brayden cannot remember exactly what he put in the note to his mum. It was,…

Scholar Welcome 2023 – Victoria

On the evening of 21st March, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed its incoming and returning scholars…

Cameron Tirendi

BHP | Principal Program Delivery | Global Co-Lead Jasper, LGBTIQ+ ally network | Mental Health…

Out For Australia 30 Under 30 Award

Congratulations!   We at The Pinnacle Foundation would like to congratulate everyone who has been awarded…

Penny Wilson

Penny Wilson is one of our valued regular donors and has supported The Pinnacle Foundation…

End of Year Fundraiser 2023 – ACT

The ACT Committee’s End of Year Cocktail Fundraiser was an absolute blast, filled with joy,…

Hayden Moon

Hayden Moon

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Picnic For Pinnacle – VIC

Scholars in Victoria gathered with members of the Victorian Committee for a Picnic for Pinnacle,…

Oliver McGrath

Oliver McGrath

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Gabin Soosaipillai

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by…

Picnic For Pinnacle 2023

Picnic for Pinnacle featured as a Pride Amplified event, part of Sydney WorldPride, and we…

MEDIA RELEASE

Developments at The Pinnacle Foundation Established in 2007, The Pinnacle Foundation is a national charity…

Brisbane Pride Festival 2022

This year, the Pinnacle Foundation again participated in Brisbane Pride March. Our Queensland committee was…

Picnic For Pinnacle 2022

Pinnacle co-founders Sean Linkson OAM and Philip Comans hosted their 2022 Picnic for Pinnacle in…

Louise Fisher and Peter Maher

Louise and Peter have been involved with The Pinnacle Foundation and have generously sponsored the…

Scholar Welcome 2023 – WA

On the 25th of March, we welcomed incoming and returning  scholars and their mentors in Western…

Hannah Worsley

Hannah Worsley

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Profile: Lee Taube (they/them) – Pinnacle alumnus

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Mardi Gras 2021

The Pinnacle Foundation participated in our first ever #SydneyMardiGras and what an amazing night it…

Arthur Forrest

Arthur Forrest

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Isabella Kotasek

Isabella (Izzy) Kotasek

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Andy Tran

In 2019, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed Andy Tran as one of our scholars. During his…

Murray Gatt

Murray Gatt

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Scholar Welcome 2023 – QLD

On 23 March, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed its incoming and returning scholars in Queensland at…

David Edwards Photo

David Edwards

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Scholar Welcome 2023 – ACT

The Pinnacle Foundation would like to thank our Gold Partner – Maddocks for their generosity…

Angel St. James

Angel St James

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation….

Brenda Appleton

Trans Day of Visibility

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual international celebration of transgender pride and awareness, recognising…

Partners’ Dinner 2023 – Sydney

Last night in Sydney, at our annual partners’ dinner, we thanked our corporate and philanthropic…

Lili Murtagh

Lili Murtagh

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Mardi Gras 2022

If you’re anything like us, reliving the amazing Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Pride…

Profile: Anthony Copeland (he/him) – Pinnacle alumnus

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Profile: Audrey Crémer – Pinnacle alumnus

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

“The art of changing lives”

A gift made possible by two of South Australia’s most significant arts figures is changing…

Mardi Gras & World Pride 2023

Truly a night to remember. The Pinnacle Foundation marched in the Sydney Gay and Lesbian…

Scholar Welcome 2022

The Pinnacle Foundation family has welcomed incoming scholarship recipients and their mentors in five states…

Jacinta Clark

Jacinta Clark was welcomed into the Pinnacle family in 2018 as one of our scholars….

Anu Francis

Anu Francis

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Coming out as gay to my parents: Brayden’s story – SBS

Brayden wrote a note to his mum, walked away and started to cry Noongar man…

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Ben Bjarnesen

What inspired you to become involved with The Pinnacle Foundation? Growing up I didn’t have…

Jennifer Westacott AO, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

Jennifer Westacott AO shares her thoughts about the importance of the Pinnacle program.

Partners’ Dinner 2023 – Melbourne

On Wednesday night, The Pinnacle Foundation, Australia’s LGBTQIA+ education charity, hosted its annual partners’ dinner…

Caitlyn Georgeson

Can you tell us how you became a Pinnacle Foundation board member? I was appointed…

young men at the beach

Scott Aldred and Zac Hayes

Each year at The Pinnacle Foundation we introduce new scholars into our Pinnacle Scholarship Program….

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Rhian on Studio 10 – Wear It Purple Day 2022

The Pinnacle Foundation scholar Rhian Mordaunt appeared on Channel 10’s Studio 10 with Sarah Harris…

James Holland

James Holland

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

IDAHOBIT 2022

Today is #IDAHOBIT, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia & Discrimination Against Intersex People….

End of Year Fundraiser 2023 – QLD

Last week, the QLD Committee hosted a heartwarming End of Year charity fundraiser, weaving together…

Alastair Lawrie

Alastair Lawrie has been a valued mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation for the past three…

Caiti Galwey

We have just welcomed our new scholars for 2022 and we are so inspired by…

Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria

Pinnacle Foundation Patron-in-Chief, Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, hosted a…

Lewis McFarlane

Lewis McFarlane

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

TasPride 2024

Over the weekend The Pinnacle Foundation family in Tasmania proudly marched at TasPride. Our Tasmanian…

Benjamin Law

‘Yield!’: Former High Court judge Michael Kirby’s surprising relationship secret

By Benjamin Law (article appearing in Good Weekend ) Each week, Benjamin Law asks public figures to…

Midsumma Carnival Day – VIC

The Pinnacle Foundation’s scholars, mentors and volunteer Victorian Committee were at Midsumma Festival’s Carnival. It was…

First Nations Voice to Parliament

As an education charity supporting young LGBTQIA+ Australians to achieve their full potential, The Pinnacle…

Caitlyn Georgeson

Caitlyn Georgeson

Caitlyn took part in The Pinnacle Foundation’s Scholarship program during 2014-2017 while undertaking a Bachelor…

End of Year Fundraiser 2023 – VIC

This week in Melbourne, KPMG set the stage for a heartwarming evening as they hosted…

Brisbane Pride Festival March 2021

After the uncertainty of the last eighteen months, The Pinnacle Foundation’s Queensland committee seized the…

young men at the beach

Article posted in the Star Observer (August 17, 2020)

Philip Comans graduated in the 1970s when tertiary degrees were free for students in Australia….

Hayden Moon

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Bronte Charles

Bronte Charles

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Profile: Han Worsely – Pinnacle alumnus

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Sujin Jang

Sujin Jang

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Mardi Gras Fair Day 2023

On 19 February our NSW committee had a stand at Mardi Gras Fair Day and…

MEDIA RELEASE

Launch of Project Pronoun Only two chief executive officers of Australia’s top 100 ASX-listed companies…

A Country Practice – Dr Jacinta Clark

PREGNANT women in the Limestone Coast will be delivered easier access to specialist care, thanks…

Rhian Mordaunt

Rhian Mordaunt

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Georg Tamm

Georg Tamm

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Connor Allen

Connor Allen

Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle…

Georgie Stone OAM

Congratulations to Georgie Stone OAM, a Pinnacle Foundation ambassador and alumnus, who was last night…

Power of words – King & Wood Mallesons

Pinnacle Foundation gold partner, King & Wood Mallesons believes that responsible business is everyone’s business,…

Nic Steepe

Nic Steepe

Nic’s journey with The Pinnacle Foundation has come full circle – he began as a…

Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall has been a valued mentor at the Pinnacle Foundation for nearly four years,…

Midsumma Pride March 2023

The Pinnacle Foundation marched proudly (and rather colourfully) in Victoria’s Midsumma Pride March. Scholars, alumni,…

Beyond the Rainbow

Watch Devon Esper, Lead Author of WPP’s global research, “Beyond the Rainbow – An investigation…

Picnic For Pinnacle – SA

All across the country, people are getting together in pubs, breweries, restaurants, wineries and at…

Laura Cripps

August 2019

Laura Cripps What was it like for you to be part of The Pinnacle Foundation…