Dimension Data becomes first HAC Premium Partner
Published on 18 December 2013
The invitation to become a HAC Foundation Member was first made to all individuals and businesses who attended the Hands Across Canberra Annual Lunch at The Gandel Hall on 13 November 2013. It was our first sold out lunch and every one in the hall applauded when Pete Murray, ACT Branch Manager of Dimension Data stood up and announced the company’s intention to become a Premium Partner at an annual contribution of $50,000. Pete made the commitment on behalf of the Dimension Data’s Head, Heart and Hands programme.
The decision also caused a riot amongst the ACT team who were delighted with the news when Pete returned to the office.
“This is an exciting transition for HHH and Dimension Data in the ACT as we will be able to see directly the impact of what we do and we will have the opportunity to get engaged with our time and expertise. The HHH team and I will work over the coming weeks to determine how we get focus around Hands Across Canberra as well as maintaining the bespoke charity support we provide that is so critical to us,” Pete said.
In an interview with 666ABC presenter Alex Sloan, Pete said that while it was a snap decision, it was a no-brainer given the culture of Dimension Data and aims of the HHH programme and the work that they do in the Canberra community.
“Every year we do a survey and our people talk about our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Heads, Hearts and Hands, being integral to why they joined and why they stay, and being able to give in Canberra and see what you give working in action is so tangible – we just had to do it!” Pete said.
Dimension Data has committed to run its 2014 annual ball in aid of Hands Across Canberra. Several organisations have offered to support this event, including the Director of the National Gallery of Australia offering the Gandel Hall at no charge for this event.
Hands Across Canberra is incredibly grateful for the Dimension Data commitment as a Premium Partner.