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Making communities better

The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) implies some sort of formal regulation making social and community engagement a necessity but Parke Corporation business units are committed to supporting the community at local, regional, state, national and even international levels because of the desire to give back and make the world a better place for everyone.

Making a positive impact on communities is an integral part of our work and by leveraging their extensive resources, members of our business units are able to make a lasting difference in tackling many of the social and economic challenges faced by society.

We define our goals in this area by consulting our people on the causes that are most important to them. As a result, our support efforts are helping many individuals, charities and organisations as they strive to achieve higher outcomes.

Parke Corporation supports many community groups and organisations. The various business units see sponsorships and donations as a partnership package that also encompasses professional expertise and the dedication of staff members together with monetary support.


At an individual level Parke Corporation management and staff are involved with various community and civic roles. Managing Director Jim Parke is a past Mayor of the City of Boroondara and is the Councillor for Bellevue Ward. He has previously served as a Member of the Adult Parole Board of Victoria and as President of Crime Stoppers International.

Executive Manager Corporate Affairs Yolanda Torrisi is Chairman of The African Mining Network providing educational opportunities to young black African students to study in engineering fields. She is also involved in church parish activities and volunteers for various charities and organisations.

Parke Corporation is delighted to support staff members with their volunteering efforts. Among the many beneficiaries of the volunteer service are Westjustice; HIV AIDS clinic; St Kilda Legal Service; Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO); the United Israel Appeal: Jewish Holocaust Centre of Melbourne; animal rescue.

Commitment to community begins in the work environment and Parke Corporation believes that an inclusive workplace gives clients true insight and exceptional service. After all, this isn’t only good for business, it is the right thing to do.

Parke Corporation proudly supports our communities

Communities and their people are the lifeblood of our living, social and working environments. Parke Corporation has a strong commitment to supporting community groups, organisations and events. We are the gold sponsors of the Camberwell Art Show, Australia’s largest art show; the Maroondah Festival held in Croydon attended by 30,000 people annually and Grace Park Carols, an annual Christmas twilight picnic event in the City of Boroondara.