McCullough Robertson has won the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award in the Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) 2021 Philanthropy Awards.
QCF said that McCullough Robertson encouraged staff to give their time and expertise through a variety of pro bono programs, which the firm valued at $1 million a year.
In 2020 the firm provided cash support of more than $200,000 to charities including Anglicare, Australian Drought Relief, Cystic Fibrosis, Guide Dogs Australia, Queensland Legacy and many others. It had also previously provided substantial scholarship funding for QUT and University of Queensland students, including scholarships for Indigenous and financially disadvantaged students.
McCullough Robertson Chief Operating Officer Kim Trajer said yesterday that the firm was delighted to be awarded QCF’s Corporate Philanthropist of the year for 2021.
“Community partnerships are at the heart of what we do, and we see firsthand the real impact and difference such collaborations make,” Ms Trajer said. “We remain committed to the communities in which we live and work, and to nurturing and supporting not-for-profit organisations, people and charities who continue to make significant change each day.
“We would also like to congratulate our fellow nominees for their outstanding philanthropic efforts and extend our gratitude, on behalf of McCullough Robertson, to Queensland Community Foundation for the recognition, and Cormac Murphy from Queensland University of Technology for their nomination for this award.”
Other winners in this year’s award included Community Philanthropist of the Year Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, Emerging Philanthropist of the Year Damien Thompson, Innovative Philanthropist of the Year Tony Sharp and SME Philanthropist of the Year Loans.com.au.