$872,000 raised at the 2023 Stars in the Garden

28 November 2023 / Events, Fundraising, Supporters, Uncategorised

Youth Opportunities’ annual Stars in the Garden event was another outstanding success this year, and we are absolutely delighted to announce a fundraising total of $872,000!

Our MC for the afternoon, Jane Doyle OAM.

This remarkable accomplishment is a true testament to the incredible synergy and support of our cherished village of sponsors, guests, and supporters. We owe immense gratitude to everyone who played a role in ensuring this event continues to support young people across South Australia to thrive.

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A special commendation is due to our Stars in the Garden committee, whose hard dedication and hard work paved the way for our guests’ enjoyment and fundraising outcome. We would like to acknowledge the efforts of event Chair, Melanie Champion de Crespigny AM, and committee members Arabella Branson, Sharyn Booth, Chrissy Esau, Amy Matthews, Polly Tembel, and Michael Whiting.

The Stars in the Garden committee, L-R: Michael Whiting, Chrissy Esau, Polly Tembel, Melanie Champion de Crespigny AM (Chair), Amy Matthews, Sharyn Booth. Not pictured: Arabella Branson.

We extend our appreciation to our Presenting Partner, Taylor Collison, our Platinum Partners, Thomson Geer, Audi Solitaire, Maxwell Wines and Out in the Paddock, our Gold Partner, BankSA as well as our Event Partners, Coopers, Kennards Hire, and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners. Their unwavering commitment to our cause is truly invaluable, and we are privileged to have them by our side year after year.

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A chic French theme was present throughout all of the day’s activities and reflected in the delicious menu catered by Out in the Paddock. The styling and beautiful flowers augmented an already incredibly special experience in Melanie and Robert Champion de Crespigny’s private home garden.

The inspiring student speaker, Laticia.

Our guests were lucky to hear from Jan Owen AM, a leading innovator for young people who shared her broad experience, and Youth Opportunities program graduate, Laticia, impressed guests with her story of self-motivation and transformation throughout her time completing the Personal Leadership Program and beyond.

Youth Opportunities Chair, Nick Chigwidden, event speaker, Jan Owen AM, Youth Opportunities Chief Executive, Taicea Agnew, and South Australian Department for Education Chief Executive, Martin Westwell.

To the entire Stars in the Garden community, your collective efforts and generosity have created a ripple effect of positive impact, reaching far and wide across South Australia. Your support resonates in the schools and communities we serve, leaving an indelible mark on the lives of young people. This is our largest fundraiser and allows us to provide vital programs and services to hundreds of young people each year.

Thank you to our event partners.
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