TFN Virtual Live, 1 June 2021

What a joyful evening we shared as part of TFN Virtual Live on 1 June, capping off our events calendar for the financial year by coming together for a magical night of collective giving. Together, we raised an incredible $154,300 for three passionate social change leaders making a real difference to communities in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. 

Congratulations to Jack, Mir and Dave on their compelling, heartfelt pitches which you can watch on our Roots of Change page. The amounts pledged to each organisation were:

LiteHaus International: $44,100

Scarf Community Organisation: $43,800

RuffTRACK: $66,400

A huge thank you to event host Accenture, along with VivCourt Trading and Corporate Match 2.0, for generously providing matched funding. If you missed out or want to relive the night, watch the replay via our YouTube channel and share it with your network! 

If you haven't already, please fulfil your pledge. If you have any questions, please get in touch:  

Please note that 10% of funds raised is retained by TFN in agreement with the NFPs pitching as a contribution to our operational costs

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  1. Project #1: LiteHaus International

    LiteHaus International is a Queensland-based organisation that exists to bridge 'digital divides and digitise dreams' throughout Australia and internationally. In Papua New Guinea, LifeHaus International's Digital Infrastructure Program established the first eight functional primary school computer labs in the country. They are pitching to increase funds for their Digital Inclusion Program to provide personal digital devices to marginalised students across rural and remote Queensland. 
    Meet the presenter: Jack Growden, Founder & CEO
    Jack Growden founded LiteHaus in 2017 and has provided more than 27,000 students with digital learning opportunities. Jack is an AMP Tomorrow Maker and was named one of Queensland’s Ten Most Inspiring People in 2020.
  2. Project #2: SCARF Community Organisation

    Scarf is a not-for-profit social enterprise that runs hospitality training, mentoring and paid work experience programs. For over ten years, Scarf has worked closely with the community sector and the hospitality industry to make employment more equitable for young people facing barriers to work. Since 2010 Scarf has partnered with over 100 Melbourne restaurants to transform hundreds of lives. They are pitching to run two 'Skill up with Scarf' programs, each providing trainee opportunities for 12 young people with employment barriers. 

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    Meet the presenter: Mir Bugti, Restaurant and Training Manager

    Mir graduated from Scarf's 10-week Autumn Seasonal Program at Rupert on in 2016 and since then his hospitality career has flourished. Most recently, he was running the front-of-house at renowned Melbourne restaurant Super Ling. Mir joined the Scarf Management team in mid-2020 to lead and inspire future trainee cohorts.
  3. Project #3: RuffTRACK

    RuffTRACK leads transformational youth programs for young people aged 13-17 years old who have dis-engaged with school and the community. RuffTRACK provides skills, education and a sense of self-worth while reconnecting young people with their community. This program is based around working with a wide range of animals such as horses, dogs, alpacas and poultry. They are pitching to raise awareness for The Fablads Project which helps young participants learn valuable metal fabrication skills. 

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    Meet the presenter: David Graham, Co-Founder 

    David Graham, also known as Farmer Dave, is an internationally recognised dog training expert and Dog Trainer of the Year award recipient. He runs the number one dog sports and dog entertainment provider in Australia and appeared at most Royal and regional shows across Australia. Farmer Dave has used his platform to promote his passion for rural Australia, equality and mental health.

  4. Project #4: Optional Donation to TFN