Scholar 2020 Interviews

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Connor Allen

Connor Allen

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

MEDIA RELEASE

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

James Holland

James Holland

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…

David Edwards Photo

David Edwards

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…

Alan Joyce AC, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

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

Nic Steepe

Nic Steepe

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

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….

Dr Glen Lo

Dr Glen Lo

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

Jennifer Westacott AO, Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation

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

Penny Wilson

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

Caiti Galwey

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

Alastair Lawrie

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

Brayden’s Story

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

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….

Lorraine Hall

Lorraine Hall

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

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…

Cameron Tirendi

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

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Renae Papalexiou

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

Hayden Moon

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

Louise Fisher and Peter Maher

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

IDAHOBIT 2022

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

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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…

Bronte Charles

Bronte Charles

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

Nathan Cappelluti Photo

Nathan Cappelluti

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

Brisbane Pride Festival 2022

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

Scholar Welcome 2021 – ACT

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

Gabin Soosaipillai

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

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…

Picnic For Pinnacle

Things are in full swing with Picnic for Pinnacle. Picnics are being hosted by supporters…

Laura Cripps

August 2019

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

Picnic For Pinnacle – SA

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

Lili Murtagh

Lili Murtagh

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

Anu Francis

Anu Francis

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

Lewis McFarlane

Lewis McFarlane

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

The History of The Pinnacle Foundation

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

Brisbane Pride Festival March 2021

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

Brenda Appleton

Trans Day of Visibility

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

Odette Maher

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

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Ben Bjarnesen

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

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…

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…

Hannah Worsley

Hannah Worsley

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

A Country Practice – Dr Jacinta Clark

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

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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…

Isabella Kotasek

Isabella (Izzy) Kotasek

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

Scholar Welcome 2022

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

Mardi Gras 2022

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

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…

MEDIA RELEASE

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

Rhian Mordaunt

Rhian Mordaunt

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

Picnic For Pinnacle 2022

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

Midsumma Parade and Melbourne Pride

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

Caitlyn Georgeson

Caitlyn Georgeson

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

Hayden Moon

Hayden Moon

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

Out For Australia 30 Under 30 Award

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

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…

Jacinta Clark

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

The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley

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

“The art of changing lives”

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

Murray Gatt

Murray Gatt

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

Angel St. James

Angel St James

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

Oliver McGrath

Oliver McGrath

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…

Nathan Li

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