On Tuesday 18 May 2021 we held the inaugural Generous South Australians Evening at The Lab, which is part of a new and exciting social enterprise venue at Light ADL at Light Square. Thanks goes to Nick and Sophie Dunstone the entrepreneurs behind Light ADL for hosting us at this fabulous venue and also Paul Capobianco from Tony and Marks for the fabulous platters for guests.
At this event, we announced our 12 semi-finalists that have been shortlisted, from 47 original applicants, and have been invited to submit full applications for consideration, as follows:
Australian Refugee Association: School Workshops
Back Packs for Kids: Support Packs
Childhood Cancer Association: Educational Kits
Community Care: Mentoring Program
Habitat for Humanity: Accommodation Construction
Life Education: School Health Program
Speld: Teaching Materials
St. John’s: Workshops
Talk Out Loud: Motor Vehicle and Merchandise
Youth Opportunities: School Workshops
Our thanks go to our hard working Grants assessment committee, chaired by David Walker for their work in assessing all the applications. Congratulations to our shortlisted charities and thank you to everyone who applied. It was a difficult task to select the final 12 as there were so many incredible projects and worthwhile causes.
Members Ross Dillon, Chloe Kempe and Carla Grace Ollwitz formed part of our Generous South Australians panel, to discuss the causes they support and why they give. Carla, a professional wildlife artist had her beautiful lifelike artwork illuminated from The Lab’s screens on the night. As well, our Young Impact ambassadors Gina Wang and Gigi Varley told guests about this new opportunity for school aged children to learn about philanthropy. Thank you to our wonderful Events Committee Nickki Hamdorf and Jackie Newton for organising the night.