Pat has experience in the not-for-profit sector and human resources management across a 25 year career in the United States and Australia.
As the State Manager for Philanthropy Australia’s Victoria and Tasmania members, Pat has been part of Australia’s peak body for philanthropy and giving since 2011. She holds a Masters in Social Investment & Philanthropy from Swinburne (2012).
A giving circle advocate, Pat is Co-Founder of the Melbourne Women's Fund, a giving circle established in 2014 to support women & families in greater metropolitan Melbourne. Pat has worked in grant making for Melbourne based Gardiner Foundation, is a board director of the Victoria University Foundation, a former board director and company secretary of Variety the Children's Charity, Victoria, and is the former chair of the Firbank Grammar School Foundation.
She has held leadership positions with not-for-profit boards and has experience in policy and program development, grants, fundraising, and board governance.
In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.
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