More than $1.5 Million Raised in Support of Veteran Services

Soldier On held its annual Sydney Gala Ball at The Four Seasons Hotel, where more than $1.5 Million was raised in support of veterans and their families. Led by popular media personality and Gold Logie winner, Kerri-Anne Kennerly, the premier black-tie event attracted more than 300 attendees and VIP guests.

The event welcomed the most influential Sydneysiders, Defence personnel, business leaders, and the community to raise money for Soldier On’s life changing services.

Notable guests included Soldier On Keynote Speaker Alan Jones AO, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley, The Honourable Peter Dutton, Bryant & Dominique Stokes, Ginia and Gina Rinehart, as well as Charlie & Ellie Aitken.

The evening’s entertainment saw three powerful performances by internationally acclaimed Australian singer Muma Megs, as well as silent and live auctions and pledge donations to support the holistic support services provided by Soldier On.

Funds raised during the evening will allow Soldier On to deliver more of its services to a greater number of veterans and their families, enabling them to thrive in their transition from the Australian Defence Force into civilian life. This is achieved via Soldier On’s delivery of holistic services assisting individuals to build resilience, create and expand meaningful connections with family, community and employers through its health and wellbeing services, employment programs, learning opportunities and participation activities. Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich, said he was overwhelmed by the outstanding generosity and support displayed on the night.

“It is fantastic to see so many influential members of the Defence and business communities coming together in support of our serving and ex-serving veterans and their family members,” Mr Slavich said. “The funds raised during the evening will allow Soldier On to expand on its services, offering veterans and their families with greater support when transitioning out of service,” Mr Slavich added.

This year’s event is made possible by the support of Macquarie Group, the 2021 Sydney Gala Ball Platinum Sponsor. Sponsorship opportunities are now available for Melbourne and Adelaide events.

SOLDIER ON’S NATIONAL GALA BALL RAISES MORE THAN $150,000 FOR VETERAN SERVICES

Soldier On has celebrated its 9th annual National Gala Ball at the National Arboretum Canberra, where more than $150,000 was raised in support of serving and ex-serving veterans and their families.

Led by media personality, Melissa Doyle, the premier black-tie event attracted more than 400 attendees and VIP guests. The event welcomed the most senior people in Defence, business and the community to raise money for Soldier On’s life-changing services.

This year’s event saw His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley deliver a memorable address to attendees, sharing the complexities of service in light of upcoming ANZAC Day celebrations.

“We should recognise that this generation has changed, evolved and built on the ANZAC legacy in a spectacularly successful way… If you take the words ‘Endurance’, ‘Sacrifice’, ‘Mateship’ and ‘Courage’ – the four words we talk about on ANZAC Day – How do you turn that into a way that you live your life as a country?” His Excellency asked.

“There are three aspects to that; give us a job to do and we do our best to get it done, give us a job to do and we will do it in a way that you will feel proud of us, while we are doing that we will look after our mates, and when we’re finished, we will look after them too. That, to me, is the ANZAC legacy. Soldier On lives that to its core,” His Excellency added.

Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich, said he was overwhelmed by the outstanding support that was received on the night. “It is fantastic to see so many influential members of the Defence and business communities coming together in support of our serving and ex-serving veterans and their family members,” Mr Slavich said.

“The funds raised at the National Gala Ball will allow Soldier On to deliver more of its services to our participants. We will be putting on more Psychologists, more counsellors, and offering more social connections services to try and help prevent veteran suicide” Mr Slavich added.

This year’s event is made possible by the support of Synergy Group Australia, the 2021 National Gala Ball Platinum Sponsor.

Synergy Joins Soldier On as Platinum Partner

Soldier On welcomes Synergy Group Australia as its Platinum National Ball Partner for 2021.

The National Gala Ball is a premier black-tie event attracting more than 500 attendees and VIP guests. The annual Gala Ball welcomes some of the most influential people in Defence, business and the community to raise money in support of serving and ex-serving veterans and their families.

As the event’s Platinum Partner, Synergy will contribute a total of $50,000 to the Soldier On mission.

Synergy’s partnership will allow Soldier On to deliver more of its services to a greater number of veterans and their families, enabling them to thrive in their transition from the Australian Defence Force into civilian life. This is achieved through Soldier On’s delivery of holistic services assisting individuals to build resilience, create and expand meaningful connections with family, community and employers through its health and wellbeing services, employment programs, learning opportunities and participation activities.

Synergy is one of Canberra’s largest and fastest growing consulting and contracting firms, specialising in the provision of services across Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments.

An avid supporter of Soldier On, Synergy has demonstrated its support for the veteran community through its own programs, with the implementation of a Veteran Recruitment Campaign and Veteran’s Assessment Centre which has seen the number of veterans within the organisation grow to over 10% of the growing workforce.

Synergy has also offered support to the veteran community through its ongoing partnerships with Soldier On by signing the Platinum Pledge, as well as being the Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural Golf Vet-AM.

Galia Cornish, CEO for Synergy Group, is a strong supporter of providing opportunities for veterans.

“Veterans are a fundamentally important part of our business and we really enjoy the energy they bring to Synergy. Our support of Soldier On reflects our ongoing commitment to assisting veterans and their families,” Galia said.

“Transitioning after years of dedicated service can be demanding, so creating opportunities to bridge between the Veteran – their values and beliefs, and Synergy’s values and our principles- based approach to business, is critical to providing a meaningful next step. The capacity of Veterans and their families to get on board and get on with each new challenge and opportunity has been admirable and shows the value that Veterans provide to businesses like Synergy Group,” Galia said.

Soldier On CEO, Ivan Slavich said Soldier On is thrilled to have Synergy as its 2021 Platinum National Ball Partner.

“Soldier On is extremely grateful for Synergy’s ongoing support. This partnership will not only work to assist current and ex-serving personnel and their families across the country, but it also sends a clear message that there are large organisations in our community who are proactively committed to supporting those who have served our nation,” Ivan said.