Social justice activity is an integral part of operations at Travis Schultz Law. We are dedicated to making a positive difference for the people and causes in our region and beyond.
Our team are active participants in a number of community endeavours and support local charities and initiatives from making minor contributions to groups saving orangutans in Asia, to minimising use of plastic, launching large scale charity events like the Wishlist Spring Racing Gala and supporting animal refuge charities and many other worthy initiatives.Some of the key community organisations and initiatives Travis and the team support are outlined below.
Boards & giving back to the profession
Travis was recently appointed as Councillor of the Queensland Law Society and assumed this Board role from 1 January 2018. He is the Chair of the QLS Governance Committee and serves on the Professional Conduct Committee, Committee of Management and Executive Committee. He also serves the community through his role as Deputy Chair of the Board of Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Chairman of the Matthew Flinders Foundation. As a Director of the Lifeflight Foundation and as a Board Member of the Sunshine Coast Turf Club. Travis remains active with the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance and is a regular presenter at conferences for a range of organisations including the Australian Lawyer’s Alliance, the National Australian Lawyer’s Alliance, the Queensland Law Society, Lexus Nexus and others. Working with the Suncoast Community Legal Service over the years has been deeply rewarding for Travis too. He has volunteered to give free advice through the Centres for many years and was honoured when they made him a life member after serving as a volunteer solicitor and working on the committee for over a decade.
Wishlist is dedicated to fundraising for the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service with funding ranging from support of innovative medical research to purchasing vital equipment and upgrading services.
Travis believes this organisation’s work is a vital part of improving the lives of the Sunshine Coast community and was proud to be the founding Chair of the Wishlist Spring Racing Gala and Chair of the event committee for the first seven years.
The gala event has now raised well over a million dollars for the charity and Travis continues to work on fundraising activities with Wishlist to support its community activities.
Charity bike rides
As a cycling enthusiast, Travis and several members of the team have been heavily involved in organising charity rides which have collectively raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for causes, including the Hear and Say Centre, SunnyKids, Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and other community groups.
SunnyKids Winemakers Masterclass Fundraiser
The crew at SunnyKids believes everyone deserves a fair go and they work tirelessly to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage. The vision of the organisation is for a society in which everyone feels safe, belongs and has a chance to reach their full potential.
Travis and the team are fully committed and aligned with the SunnyKids mission and host a major annual Wine Makers Master Class fundraiser for the organisation. To date, the event has raised in excess of $495,000 and in 2019 raised an incredible $149,000.
This event has run for several years now bringing winemakers together with a highly enthusiastic audience, which is capped at around 330 people each year.
Guests have enjoyed five courses matched with wines from four different winemakers who are all there to talk about their wares. Each year the event has been a great success for SunnyKids and the guests had a great time along the way!
As a Buderim resident it made sense for Travis to accept the invitation to become ambassador to the Buderim Foundation which receives donations and bequests and distributes them among Buderim based community organisations as grants. He is proud to support this philanthropic not-for-profit outfit which has handed close to $400,000 to 66 community organisations in the area.
As Coastline BMW’s regional ambassador, Travis has enjoyed testing a lot of horsepower and met some great people along the way. It’s a brand that aligns well with Travis Schultz Law’s focus on quality outcomes and excellence.
Student Athlete Awards
These awards provided funding and media recognition to assist talented but under-resourced junior athletes across the Sunshine Coast. The awards ran for a number of years and made such a difference to the children involved.