Statesman, philosopher, orator, and political theorist, Cicero was revered for his providence, compassion, valour and fiscal prudence. He also had a strong sense of duty and a deep empathy for the welfare of those whom he represented. At Cicero we have embraced these values to support various charities and local community groups. Examples are provided below.
World Vision – Economic Development (www.worldvision.com.au)
By identifying the ways incomes can be improved, communities can begin the process of wealth creation: an integral part of reducing poverty. Higher incomes make people less vulnerable to shocks like natural disasters and help them break the cycle of poverty. It also gives children better opportunities to access education and healthcare. World Vision works hand-in-hand with individual communities to address their economic challenges.
Mathew Walker is a World Vision Australia Economic Development Ambassador.
JDRF Australia (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) (www.jdrf.org.au)
JDRF is the leading global organisation funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF Australia is built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on an international stage to pool resources, passion and energy.
Cicero is a continuous supporter of JDRF and their events.
OzHarvest is the first perishable food rescue organisation in Australia that collects quality excess food from more than 2,000 commercial outlets and delivers it, direct and free of charge, to more than 800 charities. OzHarvest is the only food rescue organisation in Australia collecting surplus food from all types of food providers including fruit and vegetable markets, supermarkets, hotels, wholesalers, farmers, stadiums, corporate events, catering companies, shopping centres, delis, cafes, restaurants, film and TV shoots and boardrooms.
Animals Australia (www.animalsaustralia.org)
Animals Australia is Australia's foremost national animal protection organisation, representing some 40 member groups and over 1.5 million individual supporters. Animals Australia, along with our global arm, Animals International, has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns.
Seeing Eye Dogs Vision Australia (www.seda.visionaustralia.org)
Seeing Eye Dogs Australia (SEDA) is a national organisation that established its first school for training dog guides in Victoria, on the 10th April 1960. SEDA is the only national provider of dog guides specially bred and trained to act as dog guides for people who are blind or vision impaired. These unique dogs provide the ‘gift of independence’ and freedom in day-to-day life by becoming the ‘eyes’ of a person who is blind or vision impaired.