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Kaz McGrath o (Act for Peace & the Ration Challenge is Third Sector Awards Emerging Leader of the Year

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This award was presented by category sponsor CSNET

Kaz is the Global Marketing Manager at Act for Peace – an Australia-based international aid organisation supporting communities threatened by conflict and disaster – and Co-Founder of the award-winning Ration Challenge, a campaign infused with brand new ways of raising funds and awareness specifically focused on the global refugee crisis. At its core, the Ration Challenge puts empathy into action and aims to use a simple proposition to ignite longer-term commitment of the public and greater understanding. After great success in Australia, the Ration Challenge has now launched in NZ, the USA, and the UK, raising more than $15 million for refugee programs and inspiring more than 80,000 people to take part. 

Kaz was named the Australian Financial Review‘s 100 Women of Influence in 2018, was the recipient of the Carolina Nyberg-Steiser Award, has won 7 Australian Fundraising Excellence Awards, was a finalist in the Global Impact Award for Social Change, and has committed her next 20 years to continuing to ask traditional organisations to update their way of doing things so that we can finally transform the largest challenges of our time. 

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