Networking with purpose:  Property Council events raise more than $400,000 for charity

Around 60,000 people attended 400 Property Council events during 2018, and in the process many also dug deep to support charitable bodies such as the Property Industry Foundation (PIF) and Mission Australia.

More than $400,000 has been raised through fundraising activities at Property Council events held around Australia throughout the year.

Significant contributions were raised at Property Council Christmas lunch events this month, with the Victorians leading the way with a $62,000 contribution from their Melbourne lunch, followed by Queensland ($52,750) and NSW ($40,000).

Our South Australian Christmas event raised $25,000 for Act for Kids, a charity partner of PIF, while our Western Australia division raised $63,500 for Mission Australia throughout the year.

The Victorian Division gala ball in August was the biggest single event of the year, raising $100,000 for PIF.

Property Council Chief Executive, Ken Morrison, said the generosity of industry representatives extended beyond direct donations to fundraisers.

“Many of the speakers at our industry events forego the traditional gift of appreciation for a speaker and instead direct a contribution towards charity.

“As well as the donations collected at Property Council events, many of our member companies are also actively engaged in charitable activities with their own employees, demonstrating this is an industry really committed to supporting the community it works and lives in,” Mr Morrison said.

Media contact: Matt Francis | M 0467 777 220  | E mfrancis@propertycouncil.com.au