On Thursday 12 May, Scarf held a very special event – our inaugural ‘Do More Than Dine’ fundraising dinner. With front of house service from some of Scarf’s wonderful graduate trainees, incredible food from Cumulus Inc., drinks from our generous sponsors, and a live auction with amazing donated prizes from the likes of Brae, Lucy Liu, Bress Winery, Boomtown Winemakers Co-operative and STARWARD Whisky, it was a night full of deliciousness and joy! The whole thing was hosted by Masterchef judge and Scarf Ambassador Matt Preston. With $15,840 from ticket sales, $15,350 from donations (including a last minute, extremely generous donation of $15K from a very wonderful human), and $17,450 from our Auction and Mystery Envelope sales, together we raised a grand total of $48,640. Unbelievable! The money will go a very long way to support Scarf trainee wages in future programs, and will support the growth of our organisation to increase our social impact. A huge thankyou to everyone who supported the event in some way. We were overwhelmed with the generosity around us. The wonderful Gareth Sobey took a bunch of photos on the night – you can see them here.

We also made a great video with Roger Ungers which captures the essence of the evening. Watch it here.