Suncorp awarded Queensland’s 2020 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year
Suncorp’s community spirit was up in lights after being awarded the 2020 Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by Queensland Community Foundation.
The recognition was made possible by our partner,, who nominated Suncorp for our commitment to invest in our communities and create positive long-term impact through our community partnerships.
CEO of Financial Basics Foundation Katrina Birch submitted the nomination on Suncorp’s behalf having worked with the Group since 2016 on a strategic partnership to increase the financial capability of young Australians.
“As a small charity, we wanted to nominate Suncorp in recognition and appreciation of the role they have play in assisting us to progress our work, expand our reach and create impact,” she said.
“The partnership has been transformational in enabling us to work towards our mission to enhance the financial capability of young Australians. With that said, it quickly became apparent as we explored the range of initiatives Suncorp contributes to, that the breadth and scope of Suncorp’s strategic community investment is significant and worth celebrating.
“The nomination enabled us to publicly acknowledge our appreciation and gratitude for all that Suncorp does.”
As a small charity, we wanted to nominate Suncorp in recognition and appreciation of the role they have played in assisting us to progress our work, expand our reach and create impact.Katrina Birch, CEO Financial Basics Foundation
Suncorp's community investment strategy aims to make a positive impact on the most material issues facing Suncorp: financial resilience, natural hazard resilience and social resilience.
Thanks to the support of our people, we are helping to build stronger, more resilient communities for the future.
Suncorp was also delighted to see Simon Lockyer receive the 2020 Philanthropy Innovation award. Simon was instrumental in the establishment of two organisations – Youngcare and Five Good Friends – which Suncorp now calls partners.