Posted in SU QLD
As many of you know, SU QLD has enjoyed a great partnership with QBE through its CTP Donation Incentive program.
This partnership has allowed many supporters to raise funds for their local chaplain simply by paying their car insurance through QBE.
Sadly, QBE has informed us that they will no longer continue this partnership, as our work is deemed to not align with the organisation’s charter, which “does not provide for donations to be made to organisations involved in religious teaching”.
The organisation’s charter provides only for donations to be made to charitable works which help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively.
I’m sure many of you reading these words, who see the practical outworking of chaplaincy in your schools and local communities, will find it difficult to agree with their assessment of our work. However, we respect their decision and are grateful for the young lives that have benefitted from this partnership.
For those supporters who have nominated SU QLD as their charity of choice, QBE will be writing to them informing them of the change, and will offer them the choice of supporting a QBE-approved charity or receive a fuel subsidy.
QBE has informed us that all donations raised for SU QLD up to July 31 have been honoured.
Thank you for all you do to positively impact your local community by standing with your school chaplains.
Director of Partnerships, SU QLD