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South Australian committee member, Simon Royal, wrote a gorgeous article for Indaily, featuring Pinnacle scholar Lewis and his mentor Jason.

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After the uncertainty of the last eighteen months, The Pinnacle Foundation’s Queensland committee seized the opportunity to spread cheer and awareness at the Brisbane Pride…

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

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

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Pinnacle Foundation Patron-in-Chief, Her Excellency the Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, hosted a very special event at Government House on 26 May 2021…

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Developments at The Pinnacle Foundation Established in 2007, The Pinnacle Foundation is a national charity that provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities to young LGBTIQ+…

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The Pinnacle Foundation’s journey began serendipitously back in October 2005 when Sean Linkson OAM, filling in time at Los Angeles airport whilst waiting for a…

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Jacinta Clark was welcomed into the Pinnacle family in 2018 as one of our scholars. Her journey has come full circle, having been recently appointed…

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BHP | Principal Program Delivery | Global Co-Lead Jasper, LGBTIQ+ ally network | Mental Health First Aider BHP has been a proud supporter of The…

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Penny Wilson is one of our valued regular donors and has supported The Pinnacle Foundation for the last few years. Penny understands the impact that…

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Alastair Lawrie has been a valued mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation for the past three and a half years. Alastair is the Policy Manager at…

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In 2019, The Pinnacle Foundation welcomed Andy Tran as one of our scholars. During his time as a Pinnacle scholar, he has shown resilience, maturity,…

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Trans Day of Visibility is an annual international celebration of transgender pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences, histories, stories and achievements. This…

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Every year we receive inspiring and outstanding applications from young LGBTIQ+ Australians all around the country who want to be part of The Pinnacle Foundation…

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A gift made possible by two of South Australia’s most significant arts figures is changing the lives of vulnerable LGBTQI+ people. Simon Royal explains how one scholarship…

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All across the country, people are getting together in pubs, breweries, restaurants, wineries and at homes (and even on Zoom) and hosting a #PicnicForPinnacle in…

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The Pinnacle Foundation participated in our first ever #SydneyMardiGras and what an amazing night it was for us all! We’d like to send a massive…

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As we start to emerge, in a COVID-safe way, our scholars, mentors, Committee and Board members have been able to start re-connecting in person. Our…

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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…

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Congratulations!   We at The Pinnacle Foundation would like to congratulate everyone who has been awarded an Out For Australia 30 Under 30 Award. These awards recognise and celebrate…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I went through quite a journey to get to…

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I want to share with you some of the ways in which Pinnacle has empowered me to achieve things that never would have been possible…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. Hello! My name is Rhian Mordaunt and I am…

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Philip Comans graduated in the 1970s when tertiary degrees were free for students in Australia. An experience which guided him when he, along with his…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I grew up in a Catholic community in Southern…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I am in my final year of Law (Honours)…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I have had the pleasure of receiving essential Pinnacle support…

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Each year at The Pinnacle Foundation we introduce new scholars into our Pinnacle Scholarship Program. Each of these scholars come to us at different stages…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation.After high school I studied Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I’m Izzy, a 25-year-old Veterinary Bioscience/Veterinary Medicine student living…

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The Honourable Justice Thomas Bradley shares with us why he decided to become a Pinnacle Foundation ambassador and how others can support the work of…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I moved from Perth to Melbourne in 2018 to…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I grew up in a country town which is…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I am trans man studying my honours in chemistry…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. My name is Murray and I have currently been…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation As a young gay woman finishing her Bachelor of…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I became aware of The Pinnacle foundation through my…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I lived all my life on a farm near…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. Pinnacle has changed the trajectory of my life massively…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. Prior to beginning my university studies, I was initially…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. When I left high school, I was a bit…

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What inspired you to become involved with The Pinnacle Foundation? Growing up I didn’t have any visible LGBTIQ+ role models or mentors in the workplace…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. My journey to The Pinnacle foundation has not been…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. My name’s Renae (they/them), and I am a nonbinary…

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What inspired you to become a mentor at The Pinnacle Foundation? My inspiration is to help LGBTIQ+ youth and my community. When I was approached…

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Tell us a little about your journey and how you became involved with The Pinnacle Foundation. I went through quite a significant journey to get…

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Pinnacle Foundation scholar, Rhian Mordaunt, recently penned this beautifully written and powerful piece for the University of Sydney Student Newspaper. Rhian said that he would…

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Caitlyn took part in The Pinnacle Foundation’s Scholarship program during 2014-2017 while undertaking a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts at the University…

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Nic’s journey with The Pinnacle Foundation has come full circle – he began as a recipient of a Pinnacle scholarship in 2015, then he became…

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Lorraine Hall has been a valued mentor at the Pinnacle Foundation for nearly four years, having mentored two of our scholars during this time. Lorraine…

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Laura Cripps What was it like for you to be part of The Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship Program?I applied for the Pinnacle Foundation Scholarship in 2017…

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