In 2021, Blundstone Australia committed to a partnership with the Pinnacle Foundation. This three-year partnership provides financial support for Australian LGBTQIA+ students by providing scholarships and mentors to encourage, counsel and inspire them during their young adulthood.
The Pinnacle Foundation awards national multi-year scholarships to students who identify as LGBTQIA+ aged between 18 and 26 years old. The scholarships support full-time study at public higher education institutions in Australia in order to achieve educational or vocational qualifications in any profession, trade or the arts.
Each Pinnacle scholar is carefully matched with a mentor who will typically share the same academic and professional interests, gender identity and sexual orientation.
The Pinnacle vision is for a more diverse and inclusive society, a vision that closely aligns with our own brand and business beliefs—that everyone is entitled to the same opportunities in life and the same core human rights.
“The Pinnacle Foundation’s vision is for a more diverse and inclusive society, which closely aligns with our own brand and business beliefs—that everyone is entitled to the same opportunities in life and that we should work together to support the next generation to fulfil that. We’re proud to support the great work of Pinnacle and look forward to celebrating the successes of their scholarship recipients” said Blundstone’s Joint Chief Executive Officer, Adam Blake.
”We are delighted to welcome Blundstone, a company with such a proud history and sustained commitment to inclusion into the Pinnacle family. Their support will transform the lives of many young LGBTIQ+ Australians, helping them to overcome challenges arising from their identity and realise their full potential” said Andrew Staite, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of The Pinnacle Foundation.