Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations for the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards. The fate of the nominees is now with the judging panels. We wish you all the very best of luck! We welcome you to attend the Awards ceremony where the winners will be announced on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Event details will be available over the next few weeks.
This Award honours an outstanding philanthropist for their recent significant philanthropic contributions and achievements.
Every day, Australian philanthropists stand at the forefront of innovation, exploring creative ways to advance the common good and find solutions for complex issues that challenge society. In that spirit, the awards program recognises philanthropic excellence amongst Australians and honours exemplary leaders for their outstanding generosity.
Australian philanthropy’s highest honour will be awarded to a leading philanthropist whose work is visionary, high impact and transformative.
One of the purposes of the Awards is to acknowledge recent outstanding work in philanthropy. To that end, the timeframe has been set broadly for activity in the past two to five years, which may include design, funding and/or delivery of impact during that time period.
This award is for philanthropists, and does not include awards for the professional practice of philanthropy.
Nominations are welcomed from our Philanthropy Australia members and non-members, supporters and friends of our partner organisations. You may not nominate yourself.
Current staff and Council of Philanthropy Australia and members of the Selection Panel are not eligible for nomination.
Nominees’ names will remain confidential and only successful recipients will be announced.
The Leading Philanthropist award focuses on personal philanthropy that is outstanding in its generosity; effectiveness, vision, high impact and transformative quality. Selection criteria includes assessment of:
Submissions will be reviewed by the Selection Panel in early March 2017 for announcement at the 2017 Australian Philanthropy Awards Celebration following the AGM on Wednesday, 5 April 2017.
Things you should know before completing the nomination form: