ARA believes it has a responsibility to assist the communities where we operate. During the past 21 years of ARA Group operations, we have contributed significantly relative to the profits of the Group.
Although there has been an emphasis on contributions to the arts and literature, there have been many causes ARA has contributed to, including conservation and disaster relief. The ARA Endowment Fund was established in 2009. It is the dream of ARA to build the balance in the ARA Endowment Fund to $10 million in the future. When we achieve that dream, there will be hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings from the ARA Endowment Fund to support charities in Australia. It will also mean the ARA Group has left an enduring and lasting legacy to the Australian community. The current balance in the ARA Endowment Fund is $2.5 million.
ARA – Here for you. Here for good.
By ensuring that we maintain our focus on the “You” – our customers, our employees, our shareholders, our communities – ARA will be in a strong position to move forward and be Here for good.