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Aug. 15, 2017 Bill Gates makes largest donation since 2000 with $5.86 billion pledge

Bill Gates made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft shares that accounted for 5 per cent of his fortune, the world's biggest. Read more…

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Jul. 28, 2017 Jeff Bezos is now the world’s richest person—and he could redefine philanthropy

A surge in Amazon stock on the morning of July 27 has increased CEO Jeff Bezos’ net worth by $US1.1 billion, officially making him the world’s richest person. Read more…

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Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

11 & 12 September 2017 

The Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brings together Australian funders, political leaders, and policy makers to meet at the heart of Australia’s political system. 

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