The CEO Institute & The Vinnies CEO Sleepout

We are very excited and proud to formally announce The Vinnies CEO Sleepout as our National Charity Partner.


When The CEO Institute was searching for a Charity Partner recently, we were seeking an organisation that resonated with our own brand and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout was the perfect fit!

Commencing 2019, The CEO Institute has committed to a 5 year partnership with The Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Members of The CEO Institute around Australia will participate in the state they reside while supported by fellow members and their networks.

The Event

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout is a one-night event over one of the longest and coldest nights of the year. Hundreds of CEOs, business owners as well as community and government leaders sleep outdoors to support the many Australians who are experiencing homelessness. Each CEO Sleepout participant commits to raising thousands of dollars to help Vinnies provide essential services to the people who need them. Last year, The Vinnies CEO Sleepout raised a record 6.9 million dollars for people experiencing homelessness. This year and beyond, we believe that we can proactively support this wonderful initiative by promoting participation and / or sponsorship amongst our members nationally and help to make an even bigger impact.

Reflection of the 2018 CEO Sleepout by Create Engage -

The Cause

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout helps the St Vincent de Paul Society support Australians all year long. Vinnies advocacy, education, counselling and housing programs are designed to tackle the root causes of inequality.

Your donation directly assists people experiencing homelessness, by:

  • Funding new initiatives
  • Ensuring existing homeless services, like food vans and emergency support, continue
  • Expanding the reach of our existing programs to ensure every Australian can access accommodation, meals, and emergency assistance when they need it

Vinnies is determined to help break the cycle of homelessness. With support services all over Australia, Vinnies understands that each community is different. That’s why Vinnies services vary between each state and territory.

A letter from Laura to Vinnies


Imagery courtesy of Vision Air -