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Gather your chosen family and ‘Picnic for Pinnacle’

Pinnacle Foundation 2 mins read

5 February 2024 – Queer education charity, The Pinnacle Foundation, is calling on Australians to gather their chosen families, colleagues, or social circles during the month of February for a ‘Picnic for Pinnacle’ to raise funds for the life-changing education support it provides.

This timely initiative sneaks in ahead of the annual Mardi Gras season and will help to not only promote support for the LGBTQIA+ community, but also build excitement ahead of the various festivals and events that can be anticipated in the next month.

“February and March are an exciting time for the rainbow community, with many festivals and events that recognise the struggles and celebrate the achievements of the Australian queer communities,” said Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Pinnacle Foundation Andrew Staite.

“Picnic for Pinnacle is a great way to collectively support the community, while enjoying time with friends, family and colleagues.”

The details:

  • Who: Any Aussies who want to support LQBTQIA+ further education
  • Where: Anywhere, indoors or outdoors at a suitable venue of your choosing
  • When: Anytime during the month of February
  • How: Hosts can set up the fundraiser through GiveNow or Facebook, which Picnic participants will then donate to

The Picnic for Pinnacle fundraiser can be hosted as part of a corporate group, family group, group of friends or as an individual. Donations are tax deductible and can be of any amount, starting from a minimum value of $2.

All proceeds from this initiative will contribute to the work that The Pinnacle Foundation does to support and educate young LGBTQIA+ Australians who have faced hardships and struggles due to their gender identity or sexual orientation.

For more information on the initiative or a wide range of picnic inspiration and assets, visit:

About us:

Founded in 2007, The Pinnacle Foundation is Australia’s LGBTQIA+ education charity. With a vision for a more diverse and inclusive society with visible LGBTQIA+ role models, The Pinnacle Foundation’s flagship program provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities to young LGBTQIA+ Australians to realise their full potential.

Additionally, The Pinnacle Foundation is allied with The University of Sydney Business School to deliver the LGBTQIA+ Executive Fellowship: LGBTQIA+ Executive Fellowship - The University of Sydney Business School. The Fellowship, the first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, develops senior and executive leadership capabilities within the LGBTQIA+ community.

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