Dyldam’s corporate philanthropy is built around its primary charity – sponsorship of The George Naim Khattar Foundation.
A not for profit organisation that raises funds for life-affirming community projects, the GNK Foundation was created to continue the humanitarian legacy of Dyldam Director George Khattar who was prematurely taken from his family and community in 2010.
Dyldam is a long time supporter of Ronald McDonald House Westmead (one of Dyldam’s projects provides RMHW families from regional New South Wales with vital accommodation near their children and the hospital. As an event partner, Dyldam sponsors special charity Race Days for RMWH as part of both the Winter and Spring Racing Carnivals. Every year the company assists with the preparations for the Christmas Lights event and also works with the GWS Giants for a charity game during the AFL season. Many of these initiatives have helped to raise funds for the new larger residential facility opened in February 2018.
Dyldam also recognizes the role that sport plays in nurturing and focusing the efforts of the young. This commitment to helping young athletes shine includes sponsorships at national professional level as well as community club level in the sporting codes of Australian Rules, Football, Rugby League and Basketball over the last two decades. Dyldam has been honoured to sponsor Parramatta Goanna’s female AFL team and the Parramatta Eels Police Rugby League Football Club.
Dyldam currently sponsors the following professional sporting teams: the GWS Giants, the Central Coast Mariners and the Sydney Kings.
Dyldam regularly donates their corporate box at thrilling GWS Giants home games to the volunteers and families at Ronald McDonald House Westmead and also to GWS family fans or local AFL club volunteers who support the team.
On a local community level, Dyldam has donated a defibrillator unit to Bankstown City FC and was honoured to sponsor the WALK WITH ME 2015 Parramatta event presented by Northcott, a not for profit organisation which supports people with disabilities, their families and carers.
2016 marked Dyldam’s first arts sponsorship with the co-sponsorship of the popular Concerts in The Domain series as part of the Sydney Festival’s 40th birthday festival programme. These included the free Symphony in The Domain concert. Music, like Sport, connects people and builds communities.