Charity Support

Charity Support

As underwriters, we understand how important security is for business. We also know how critical a sense of security is to helping people confront and overcome adversity.

Inspired by Liberty Mutual’s mission to help people lead safer, more secure lives, we’re proud to support the following charity organisations: 

Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney

Liberty Australia contributes towards the research costs of a PhD project at the University of Sydney's Brain and Mind Centre, whose Youth Mental Health team plays a key role in the Optimising Early Interventions for Young People with Emerging Mood Disorders (OPTYMISE) research initiative.

Launched as a Centre of Research Excellence in 2014 and funded by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, OPTYTMISE brings together key researchers to target better mental health for young people.

Studio A

Studio A in Sydney supports the work of artists living with intellectual disability, helping them achieve their artistic and economic aspirations. 

Artists working with Studio A have access to a fully-equipped studio space and support staff, as well as weekly workshop run by invited established artists. The Studio A artists work in a range of mediums and their work is strategically marketed to a diverse range of art, design, craft and corporate markets. 

Studio A operates as a social enterprise and revenue raised by its activities is reinvested in the program; however, income generated by the sale of artwork benefits the artists directly. The studio supports the artists' sense of belonging, self-esteem and future aspirations, and reduces the stigma associated with disability in the wider community. 

Liberty has supported Studio A for more than a decade. Studio A artists regularly design and make the decorations for the Liberty Christmas party.

Ronald McDonald House

Liberty Brisbane has supported Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMHSEQ) for a decade. Over the years, Liberty staff have assisted at the RMHSEQ 'Impact Day' programme, supported the RMHSEQ Red Boot Hoot Gala Ball and Red Boot Golf Day, and engaged with vulnerable families by coming into the house to cook for them.

In March 2018, Liberty Brisbane hosted brokers, solicitors and loss assessors at our fifth annual Charity Corporate Tennis Day at the Queensland Tennis Centre. As usual, 100 per cent of funds raised on the day were donated to Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland and their Power of Love Campaign.

Think Fragile X Foundation

The Think Fragile X Foundation was founded in 2013 by Maria Goss when both her sons were diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome (FXS). FXS is a genetic syndrome that causes intellectual disability as well as a range of behavioural, learning and physical challenges. It is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability, and the most common genetic cause of autism.

Matt Gibbs of Liberty Perth recently handed over a cheque on behalf of Liberty in support of this worthwhile cause.

 

SCOSA

SCOSA is a long-standing provider of disability services in South Australia. Founded in Adelaide in 1950, SCOSA today operates across Adelaide and selected regional areas of South Australia, providing individually tailored programmes for people living with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, including cerebral palsy, autism, Down Syndrome, and vision or hearing impairment. SCOSA programmes are aimed at developing participants' skills while they are having fun.

Our Adelaide staff and their families regularly participate in SCOSA activities.

Nelune Foundation

The Nelune Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that is committed to 'helping patients fight cancer with dignity'. It supports people of all ages and their families cope with cancer by providing support, care and post-operative medical aids not covered by government or private funding.

Founded in 2001 by Nelune Rajapakse OAM and Anna Guillan AM, the foundation has so far raised over $21 million for ongoing projects, including cancer care services for children, young adults and adults at hospitals in greater-metropolitan Sydney, Orange and Bathurst; the world-class Nelune Centre in Darlinghurst; the new Nelune Comprehensive Cancer Centre at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick; and the Rebecca Wilson Fellowship in Breast Cancer Research, inaugurated in 2017.

Liberty is pleased to be a long standing supporter of the Nelune Foundation.