Thank you for being a part of our celebration of collective giving at TFN Brisbane! With pledges that continued to come in late into the night, together we raised $95,000 (and counting!) for three fantastic organisations that connect at-risk women and girls with a community of support; provide wholesome, homemade meals for people experiencing homelessness or disadvantage; and empower young people to reach their full potential.
A special thank you to our matched funding partner Morgans Foundation, as well as our event supporters Deloitte, Clayton Utz and the Queensland Community Foundation.
Finally, thank you and congratulations to Jo, Curtis, Jen & Ethan for inviting us all to experience – and support – the life-changing work you do.
The amounts pledged to each organisation so far are:
4 Voices: $32,000
Dig In: $28,000
If you haven't already, please fulfil your pledge. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to email us.
Please note that 10% of funds raised is retained by TFN in agreement with the NFPs pitching as a contribution to our operational costs.
4 Voices helps girls and women find their voice. The organisation runs an outreach service that helps to reduce social and digital isolation, domestic and family violence, and homelessness through the power of connection.
Find out more: www.4voices.org.au
Meet the presenter: Jo Westh, Founder, 4 Voices Global
Jo is an accomplished non-profit leader and CEO, having managed diverse workforces both locally in Australia and internationally. She founded 4 Voices in early 2020, just as the pandemic was starting to us all feel lonely and forced us all to do more and more on our phones and computers. Jo will be pitching for funding to expand 4 Voices “Building Hope” campaign, a new outreach service providing free social and digital support to people in need.
Dig In was established by a group of like-minded university students in 2017 to provide the community with wholesome and nutritious meals. Since then, Dig In has served over 80,000 meals and has a team of 200+ volunteers. In addition to this, Dig In operates a hot food vending machine to enable people in need to access nutritional meals autonomously.
Find out more: www.digin.org.au
Meet the Presenter: Curtis Sciacca, President and Co-Founder, Dig In
Curtis is the President & Co-Founder of Dig In. Passionate and driven to bring innovation to meal distribution services, Curtis has grown Dig In from a start-up organisation to one with 200+ volunteers serving over 80,000 meals. Curtis holds a Law and Marketing Degree and runs his own small business. He will be pitching to expand Dig In’s network of hot food vending machines, enabling Dig In to reach more people in need.
Emerge is a Toowoomba-based youth organisation with a difference. The organisation provides at-risk young people in the local community with access to employment, emergency accommodation, mentorship and social opportunities to help them reach their full potential. Emerge is part of the BackTrack network of organisations supporting disengaged and/or at-risk youth.
Find out more: emergetoowoomba.squarespace.com
Jen Shaw, Founder and CEO, Emerge Toowoomba
Jen is a passionate non-profit leader who founded Emerge to support kids doing it tough in the Toowoomba region. Inspired by her personal journey to overcome challenges in her early life, under Jen’s leadership Emerge has already assisted hundreds of disadvantaged kids with crisis response, on-the-job training, mentorship, and practical life skills. Jen will be pitching to scale the impact of Emerge's House 360 program, aimed at reducing the high volume of youth homelessness in the Toowoomba community.