Downer boosts CQUniversity’s annual appeal with $100K contribution

Published: Comments:
Business Business & Economy Community University & TAFE

CQUniversity Dean Engineering and Technology Col Greensil (right with tie) accepts the donation with a handshake from Downer CEO Brendan Petersen

CQUniversity’s annual fundraising appeal has been bolstered by a $100,000 injection by Downer.

As the CQUniCares Annual Appeal hits week two, the major Australian-owned integrated services company offered up the massive contribution last night, placing them as the 2018 Appeal Lead Partner.

Downer shares similar values to CQUniversity paying significant focus to diversity and inclusiveness.

Downer CEO Mining, Energy and Industrial, Brendan Petersen, said that having the values of both organisations align and a track record of successful joint initiatives played a big part in today’s donation.

“Downer works to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace that facilitates opportunity and respect. Our focus on gender and cultural inclusiveness is active and ongoing, and through various initiatives we aim to help close the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities,” Mr Petersen said.

“CQUni’s values of inclusion aligns well with Downer’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. Today’s announcement is also an extension of our commitment to the University through the support we have provided through the CQUniCares Downer scholarships.”

CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman said today’s donation would go a long way in changing a number of student’s lives.

“With many of our students living in rural and remote areas and others not having family support to help them finance their study and living expenses, this huge boost to the CQUniCares Annual Appeal will mean a great deal to so many of our students,” Prof Bowman said.

“Financial stress remains one of the top four reasons for students not completing their qualification.  Downer’s significant donation to the Appeal today will give us a boost in ensuring more disadvantaged and underrepresented students can start or complete their qualification, and overcome the financial barriers holding them back.

“Downer’s donation is incredibly generous and it will most certainly change lives.”

CQUniversity’s annual CQUniCares appeal will run until Friday, 9 November. All donations over $2 are tax deductible and every cent raised will directly benefit students through the funding of scholarships and emergency grants.

CQUniversity Noosa :
90 Goodchap Street, Noosaville
07 5440 7000
07 5440 7025
CQUniversity Noosa
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Downer boosts CQUniversity’s annual appeal with $100K contribution 24 October 2018 | CQUniversity’s annual fundraising appeal has been bolstered by a $100,000 injection by Downer. More information...
CQUni to kick-off annual appeal with matched-giving target 10 October 2018 | CQUniversity will launch its annual CQUniCares fundraising appeal on Monday with a matched-giving target thanks to the Scott Williams Foundation. More information...
Campus networking events aim to inspire Indigenous residents of Sunshine Coast 13 September 2018 | The 'Deadly Conversations' networking events have been started by Sunshine Coast student and CQUni Student Representative Council member April Cunningham, embracing the spirit of the 2018 NAIDOC theme 'Because of... More information...
Asking RUOK with a twist in aged care settings 12 September 2018 | Promoting the skills of story-listening and sharing could help make aged care placements more engaging for Nursing students, clinical learning facilitators and residents alike. More information...
CQUni appoints new Vice-Chancellor 29 August 2018 | Professor Nick Klomp, who is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic at the University of Canberra, will replace outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Professor Scott Bowman, who announced his retirement at the begin... More information...
World-renowned 'masked educator' visiting Sunshine Coast for health workforce event 31 July 2018 | The developer of the world-renowned MASK-ED™ simulation technique will be a featured speaker during a free information session for the health, aged care and disability sectors of the Sunshine Coast, on 8 Augu... More information...
Noosa's new furnace of ideas blends steel, robotics and mixed reality 20 July 2018 | Leading steel industry innovators who have pioneered digital workflows, robotics and mixed reality have signed on to present at the CQU Noosa Institute's inaugural Executive Education Retreat, on 1-2 August. More information...
Acting roles on offer for Noosa folk who may be 'patiently waiting' 06 June 2018 | Like to dip your toe into the life of an actor? Well here's an opportunity you can take lying down. More information...
Sunshine Coast event celebrates legacy of women who championed art and the environment 01 May 2018 | The legacy of prominent female artists who were also environmental campaigners will be celebrated during an exhibition in Caloundra titled ‘Wild/flower Women II: Art, Environment and Activism’. More information...
Caloundra's culture champion on the crest of a wave 01 May 2018 | April Cunningham is heading off to a very august body in May and June. The Sunshine Coast Indigenous woman and cultural educator has garnered a Global Voices scholarship to represent Australia at the OECD World... More information...

comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service