Wow, the Farrar Gesini Dunn (FGD) team really do know how to run a Charity Golf Day.  The 2017 event was held on 23 November 2017 and Karinya House is grateful to have been nominated as the Charity Partner.  Very little was required from us, and it was a delight to meet Georgie and Allie from FGD prior to the event.  Our Executive Director, Marie-Louise, and Finance and Business Manager, Jo, met with Georgie and Allie and had a chat and showed off the wonderful complex we have.  We handed over our banner, a few Karinya Caps for sale (very stylish they are) and a couple of donation boxes.  Our esteemed and much loved Committee Member  (and formerly Senior Caseworker), Catherine Cooney, attended the presentation at the end of the event, and had a chat to the participants about the work of Karinya House over a beverage and a few nibblies.  All very nice indeed.

You can read more about the day itself on the FGD Blog.

The most amazing part of this initial journey with FGD, was the email received this week, with an electronic funds transfer of $11,500 today.  Yes – we know! That is the proceeds of the 2017 Charity Golf Day.  We are astounded.

The donation came into the account at just the right time.  We have a modest cash reserve that we try to keep in tact each year and would preferably like to grow to support our sustainability!  So we try, each financial year, to ensure our cash inflows are in balance with our operating cash outflows.  To do this half of our funding has to come from our community – Friends of Karinya, one off donors, corporate and community partners. We found ourselves very close to the bone at the end of November, and it appeared we may need to make a draw down during December. The FGD donation today, along with some fabulous Christmas donations from community partners, corporate partners, Friends of Karinya and the online and mail donations in response to our Christmas Appeal. will cover us until our next quarter Government funding comes in mid January.  So no draw down yet this financial year!  Woo Hoo!

Our sincere thanks to all at FGD – the organisers, the participants and all the sponsors.  Our thanks to the Partners and Staff of FGD for selecting Karinya House as the Charity Partner for this event.  We remain astounded by the result! and appreciative of the way you have worked with us with such understanding. Best wishes to you all.