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Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit

11 & 12 September 2017 | Canberra Early bird closes 22 July. Tickets >

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The 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards

Recognising and celebrating recent extraordinary achievements in Australian philanthropy.

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Jun. 19, 2017 Cultivating Legitimacy in Philanthropy

hilanthropy amongst the mega-rich in the United States is booming, and—beyond “traditional charity”—much of it involves engaging in public policy debates on everything from education to climate change. Read more…

Jun. 13, 2017 John Gandel AO awarded AC

Congratulations to John Gandel AO - Chairman of Gandel Philanthropy and Philanthropy Australia Member - for being awarded the highest Queen's Birthday Honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). For eminent service to the community as a benefactor and supporter of a range of visual arts and cultural institutions, to youth education, medical and biotechnology innovation programs, to business, and to the advancement of philanthropic giving. Read more…

Jun. 11, 2017 Mutual Trust and the Myer Family Company to combine

Mutual Trust Pty Ltd (Mutual Trust) and Myer Family Investments Pty Ltd (MFI) have announced a conditional Heads of Agreement to combine Mutual Trust and the Myer Family Company (MFCo). The two businesses have a proud heritage of helping families, trusts and charitable organisations to manage their wealth and financial affairs across generations. 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. 

Early bird closes on 22 July 2017 .

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