Six Bank of Queensland employees have shared in $45,000 for their chosen not-for-profit organisations through the Bank’s annual Managing Director’s Awards for Community Involvement.
The Awards, introduced in 2005 as part of the Bank’s new community investment strategy, recognise outstanding contributions made by employees in their communities by donating funds to the organisations they work so hard to support.
Camp Quality Northern NSW received the $20,000 Gold Award in recognition of the work of BOQ Coffs Harbour Owner-Manager Rob Anderson. Five other worthy not-for-profit organisations each received a $5,000 Silver Award.
Managing Director David Liddy said the Awards aimed to recognise and encourage staff members who did regular work in the community outside of Bank hours.
“There are a number of BOQ employees who are quietly giving their time and money to a range of different causes and I wanted to encourage their involvement,” Mr Liddy said.
“While our Dollar-for-Dollar program supports team and branch fundraising, the Awards recognise individual employees who are active in the community.
“This program allows us to identify and reward these staff members, as well as contributing financially to the causes they support,” he said.
Rob won the $20,000 Gold Award for Camp Quality, which is committed to bringing hope and happiness to every child living with cancer.
Five Silver Awards of $5,000 were donated to:
Port Noarlunga (SA) Surf Life Saving Club in recognition of 151 Pirie Street Customer Service Officer Joshua Rose.
Brisbane State Emergency Service and the Rosie-May Memorial Fund in recognition of Lutwyche Branch Manager Ryan Murray.
Eagle Wings, a school in Zambia for homeless children, in recognition of Redland Bay’s Customer Service Officer Yvonne Stimson.
4EB FM community radio in recognition of Business Lending Officer Polly Ma based in Brisbane’s CBD.
The Awards were presented at an exclusive dinner hosted by Mr Liddy and 4BC radio personality John Miller, who kindly donated his time to help judge the Awards.