THE GNK FOUNDATION DONATION RECORD:
MORE THAN QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR YOUNGCARE AUSTRALIA
The George Naim Khattar Foundation announced that it is donating $260,199.24 to Youngcare to change the lives of young Australians with high care needs following the success of the GNK’s Welcome Home Gala this year. A fund-raising record for the charity inspired by the late George Khattar, Sydney property developer and philanthropist.
“In one night, the GNK family raised over a quarter of a million dollars and purchased life-saving equipment such as cough assistance machines. The Board is humbled by the generosity of our members.” stated GNK Foundation President Fayad Fayad.
“Youngcare ambassador and grant recipient Todd Winther touched the hearts of every guest when he told them of the trials of daily life for someone with high care needs – things we take for granted. We are honoured support Youngcare’s High Care Grants Programme” Mr Fayad noted.
KARL STEFANOVIC and SYLVIA JEFFREYS, both passionate ambassadors for Young Care, hosted the GNK Foundation’s charity gala held at Le Montage on Saturday 30th June, 2018. Karl and Sylvia were joined by Natalie Barr, Michael Usher, Tim Blackwell, Winx’s trainer Chris Waller and a host of celebrities who donated their time for this worthy cause.
Each year the Board of the George Naim Khattar Foundation select a charity or community project that will change lives with the injection of much needed funds raised at the gala. Since its inception in 2011, the GNK Foundation has raised $1,549,544.19 for worthy projects.
A glittering black-tie event, the GNK Foundation Gala is renowned for bringing together Sydney’s business and community leaders who pay tribute to the humanitarian spirit of George Naim Khattar, former director of Dyldam. The 2018 Gala was proudly sponsored by event partner BETTA Home Living, foundation partner Arab Bank Australia and foundation sponsors Nader Jewellers, Dyldam and James Estate Wines.
The WELCOME HOME Gala included an intimate performance by Ricki-Lee Coulter and a heart-warming first-hand account of the life-changing power of living with independence and dignity by a Youngcare grant recipient and advocate for the cause. The raffle of a $50,000 single diamond from Nader Jewellers, a live and silent auction, and three course gourmet dinner with beverages will complete the evening.
“This year’s Gala set a new fundraising record for the GNK Foundation. We look forward to breaking that record at the next Gala “concluded GNK President Mr Fayad.
Proudly Supporting YOUNGCARE
Gala Event Partner BETTA HOME LIVING
GNK 2018 Gala - Welcome Home
Proudly Supporting YOUNGCARE
Feeding the Families
Helping the families at Ronald McDonald House Westmead
GNK 2018 Gala Entertainment
Headline act by Ricki-Lee Coulter
THE HOME SOON GRANT PROGRAMME
The GNK Foundation will proudly support YOUNGCARE in 2018.
YoungCare recognises that too many young Australians with high care needs are being left behind; living in institutionalised housing like aged care and hospital rooms. It is an issue that spans the corners of the country and yet is so close to home.
28,0000 Young peope are seeking a suitable place to call "home".