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Inspiring Giving

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Our Upcoming Events

Upcoming Sector Events

12 Feb

CEO & Chairs Symposium
Hobart, TAS

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In recognition

Darvell M. Hutchinson AM, retired Chairman of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, appointed a Philanthropy Australia Life Member.

Philanthropy Australia’s inaugural Philanthropy Leader Awards winners:

Allan English
2014 Philanthropy Leader of the Year

Michael Gonski
2014 Emerging Philanthropy Leader




Latest News

Jan. 23, 2015 Advancing the appreciation of Australian literature through new Chair

In a first for Victoria, the Boisbouvier Founding Chair in Australian Literature has been established at the University of Melbourne to advance the teaching, understanding and public appreciation of Australian literature. Read more…

Jan. 17, 2015 University of NSW receives $10m to research affordable housing for displaced people

In one of the bigger donations to an Australian academic institution, the University of NSW has received a $10 million endowment from philanthropist Judith Neilson to help transform lives disrupted by natural disasters, environmental change and wars. Read more…

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Latest Release

Celebrating the top 50

Pro Bono Australia

Australia’s Top 50 Philanthropic Gifts publication was launched in October 2013, aimed at providing a lasting memento of the outstanding achievements of donors and the communities they have supported.