Last night the iconic Sydney Opera House played host to the 4th annual Australian Philanthropy Awards, with Andrew and Nicola Forrest receiving the prestigious Leading Philanthropist Award, alongside progressive sector-leading recipients in six other categories.
During an inspiring evening, this remarkable selection of philanthropists and their not-for-profit partners were recognised in front of 200 members of Australia’s proud philanthropic and social change community. Together this group represents the innovative work being done to drive more and better philanthropy - in our nation and beyond.
Without the support and expertise of our partners the Awards would not be possible, so a special thank you to the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN), our Environmental Philanthropy Award Partner; the Australian Women Donors Network (AWDN), our Gender-wise Philanthropy Award Presenting Partner and Netwealth for sponsoring the Award; Ninti One, our Indigenous Philanthropy Award Partner; the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), our International Philanthropy Award Partner, and the Sydney Opera House, our Event Partner.
Official Press Release | 2018 Awards Booklet
Indigenous Philanthropy Award
Australian Communities Foundation and Woor-Dungin for the Criminal Record
Discrimination Project (CRDP)
International Philanthropy Award
Wheelton Philanthropy and Bali Children Foundation
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