Press Release

QBE Foundation awarded for leadership in corporate giving

QBE Foundation, the charitable arm of QBE Insurance, has won the award for 'Leadership in Corporate Giving' at the 2017 Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards.

These awards showcase the incredible efforts and achievements of individuals and teams who make a difference to lives through their contribution to health and medical research.

The ‘Leadership in corporate giving’ award recognises outstanding leadership by a corporation or business in giving to and supporting health and medical research.

The award acknowledges this partnership and commitment of a corporation over time, an important dimension of effective corporate giving, given the vital need for “not-for-profits” to have surety of funding.

QBE was nominated by our charity partner, The Kids Cancer Project, for ongoing support since 2013, including its recent commitment to them through QBE’s first-ever three-year partnership agreement.

QBE Foundation chair Sally Kincaid said this was a proud moment for the Foundation in demonstrating our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we operate.

“We have had such a wonderful partnership with The Kids’ Cancer Project, supporting the incredible work they do,” Ms Kincaid said.

“In that five-year period, the Foundation has not only contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer time, but more than $500,000 to fund research that will find better treatments for kids with cancer.”

The awards, now in their 15th year, were announced at a gala event held at the Metropolis in Melbourne.

For further information please contact:
Kate Sinclair
External Communications Manager
QBE Australia & New Zealand
Mobile: 0435 688 785

About the QBE Foundation

The QBE Foundation supports charities that help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. Launched in 2011 to coincide with its 125th anniversary, the Foundation formalises QBE’s long history of supporting communities.

The objectives of the Foundation are:

  • To make a difference in key areas that align with QBE’s vision and values.
  • To drive employee engagement by developing networking and a strong team-based culture.
  • To maximise the return and impact for any collection, distribution and allocation of philanthropic resources.

QBE’s corporate responsibility mirrors our insurance role in the community where we are uniquely placed to assist people when they find themselves in need through accident or misadventure.

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