2016 Foundation Insto Day Foundation22 Jun 2016

On Wednesday 22 June 2016, we launched our inaugural Foundation Institutional Trading Day. A total of $109, 398.35 in brokerage was generated from institutional trades on the day, every last dollar of which was donated in a 50/50 split to two beneficiary charities; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and Beyond Blue.


Shaw and Partners Board Member and Head of Private Wealth, Earl Evans, said the idea for a Foundation Institutional Day was generated by staff, who were asked to contribute ideas to benefit charities through the Shaw and Partners Foundation.


Mr Evans believes that corporate organisations have a social responsibility to give back to the communities they work in, but having a charitable Foundation that was active and effective in finding innovative ways to raise money for vulnerable people was also a galvanizing force among Shaw and Partners’ staff. “Our people are all very proud of our Foundation and what it does for the community,” he said.


The Shaw and Partners Foundation was established in July last year with a mission to instill and perpetuate change in the fabric of Australian society, whilst providing a platform for greater participation in community service.


The Shaw and Partners Foundation matches employee donations dollar for dollar, to charities of their choice. To date, the Foundation has supported JDRF, Beyond Blue, the Cancer Council, The Smith Family, White Ribbon Day and Operation Flinders. In its first 12 months since conception, the Foundation has raised and donated to charity over $200,000 - no mean feat from a standing start. 


The significant Institutional Day donation comes off the back of an additional donation of $84,000 in May this year, which was raised by Mr Evans and the Victorian State Manager, Malcolm Cameron. Both men competed in the Maui Jim Molokai Challenge, paddling surf skis 53km across the Kaiwi channel (Channel of Bones), finishing in Oahu, Hawaii to raise money for JDRF. 


Mr Evans said the wheels for next year’s Foundation Institutional Day have already been set into motion, with plans to make it bigger and better than the last, and with a broadened focus on recipient charities.




Related Articles
Foundation19 Feb 2020 Shaw and Partners donates $200,000 to eight charities supporting wildlife rehabilitation, fire services and community rebuilding
It's been a tough start of the year for many communities as a result of the devastating bushfires.   Last month Shaw and Partners committed $200,000 to charitable causes to assis... Read More
Foundation20 Nov 2019 Shaw and Partners raises over $25,000 for the Flourishing Ocean Project
On Monday 18th November, Shaw and Partners was delighted to host over 100 people from the WA paddling community at the exclusive charity dinner “The Legends of the Ocean”.   The ... Read More
Foundation23 Oct 2019 Shaw and Partners raises $16,000 for Abseil for Youth
On Friday 18th October, four advisers from the Shaw and Partners Sydney office – Amanda Graham, John Wardman, Tony Doyle and Roger Gamble – abseiled down the 1 Market Street buildi... Read More
Foundation14 Oct 2019 Shaw and Partners raises over $80,000 for Fight MND Foundation
On Thursday 10 October, Shaw and Partners State Manager Mal Cameron and Advisers Kevin Lowther, Marc Cuming, Carl and Jarrod Daffy, Nathan Haslem and Richard Nettlefold partook in ... Read More
A - Z  % Change  
{{data.Symbol}} {{data.CompanyName}} {{data.Close}} {{data.AsAt | date :'shortTime'}} {{data.Movement | number : 2}} {{data.MovementPercent | number: 2}}%