About the QBE Foundation
QBE Insurance Group Limited is a general insurance and reinsurance company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and headquartered in Sydney. The company employs more than 11,700 people in over 27 countries.
The QBE Foundation works to create positive change by partnering with like-minded charities to build strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities.
The activities of the QBE Foundation support communities through large charity partnerships, local grant programs, and initiatives that empower QBE employees to support causes that are important to them.
Why QBE Foundation chooses to support The Kids’ Cancer Project
The QBE Foundation has supported The Kids’ Cancer Project since 2013, contributing more than $500,000 to childhood cancer research.
In that time, QBE has greatly valued the opportunity to engage staff in fundraising events, team-building programs, and volunteering opportunities to further the work of The Kids’ Cancer Project.
"The QBE Foundation is proud to have partnered with The Kids’ Cancer Project all these years," says Jason Clarke, Australia Pacific QBE Foundation Co-Chair.
"Not only are they making a significant contribution to finding a cure for childhood cancer, but the team at The Kids’ Cancer Project are consistently inspiring our people by allowing us to see the difference our support is making to sick children and their families,” he says.
During the pandemic, volunteering opportunities dissolved as one fundraising event after another was cancelled. QBE wanted to find other ways their people could contribute to the cause while locked down.
“At QBE, we know our people want to be able to make a difference to the communities we live and work in,” says Mr Clarke. “Supporting people before, during and after tough times is as much a part of our organisational culture as providing insurance cover – which is why finding ways for our employees to support this cause has always been important to us,” says Mr Clarke.