The winners were announced at a gala dinner yesterday with Share selected for their program which encourages donors to make a commitment to restore life, joy and hope to people who are disadvantaged or in crisis through a gift in their Will.
Share director Angela Goodwin said the team is delighted to have won the inaugural award.
“We feel very honoured and would like to thank our incredibly generous donors for supporting our work,” Angela said.
“Without them, we wouldn’t be able to transform lives and help local people who need assistance to get their lives back on track.”
Share encourages people to leave money in their Will to assist people to cope with a range of socio-economic issues.
“From homelessness to people who don’t have enough money for food, Share is unique in its ability to touch the lives of thousands of people who would otherwise be forced to go without.”
The Awards are a key component of FIA’s commitment to champion best practice in fundraising. It recognises the initiatives of fundraisers, volunteers and organisations and celebrates fundraisers’ hard work and successes throughout the year. It also provides an opportunity for acknowledgement by peers and promotes the role of fundraising in improving our society.
Share raises funds to resource UnitingCare and Uniting Church services to the community in Victoria and Tasmania and responds to crisis and disaster in Australia and abroad.