Australian Philanthropy Awards

2017 Leading Philanthropist


Nominations are now closed

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.

Eligiblity

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.

Selection criteria

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:

  • Achievements of an individual philanthropist, not an organisation or paid professional
  • Activity occurring in the past two to five years, which may include design, funding and/or delivery of impact
  • Scale of financial contribution made or generated
  • Leadership taken to engineer giving with impact, offering examples of good practice for others in the philanthropy sector
  • Innovation and creativity in design and approach

Selection process

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:

  • We recommend you write your nomination in a Word document and copy text over into this form to avoid losing any data.
  • A link to a supporting video if possible.
  • All fields marked with * below are required to be completed correctly before a nomination will be accepted.
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Individual you are nominating

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Nominees’ names will remain confidential and only finalists and successful recipients will be announced.

Referees

Please provide two letters of support from referees who are able to verify your nominee’s service, accomplishments and character.*


2017 Leading Philanthropist

The Leading Philanthropist award focuses on personal philanthropy that is outstanding in its generosity, effectiveness, vision, high impact and transformative quality.

The successful nominee will be featured in our Awards booklet, so please summarise your nomination addressing the selection criteria and reasons why s/he should be considered for this award. This text will be published in the booklet, subject to space and editing. (250 words)

You have used out of 250 words max.

Address the selection criteria

Describe your nominee’s role in Australian philanthropy – how has this individual contributed to creative ways to advance the common good and to finding solutions for complex issues that challenge society. (300 words)

You have used out of 300 words max.

Measurement

The 2017 Leading Philanthropist will be recognised for their leadership, impact, advocacy, example, strategic giving and/or best practice grant-making or donating.

Describe the evidence of tangible delivery of outcomes and impact from your nominee’s work during the past two to five years (2012 – 2016). (300 words)

You have used out of 300 words max.

Please estimate your nominee’s amount of philanthropic investment*:

$


Non-financial or in-kind contributions:

$

*We recognise that this information can be hard to know exactly, however your estimates will be helpful and will not be made public. Note that nominations are not assessed solely on the size of the funding, but on the impact achieved.

Supporting Files

Note:

  • No more than 6 pages of supplementary material may be submitted along with this nomination.
  • Accompanying material can include a bio or resume, organisation information, video links and articles.
  • All materials submitted become the property of Philanthropy Australia and will not be returned.
  • When preparing accompanying materials, please keep the materials to a minimum and submit materials that reproduce clearly.
  • The maximum file upload size for all files must not exceed 15MB.
  • Please only click the ‘Submit Nomination’ button once. Your supplementary materials may take some time to upload depending on file size and your internet connection. You’ll see confirmation note when it’s safe to close the window.

Supplementary materials






Photos*: Please provide a minimum of two / maximum of 5. Please provide a good headshot. These images will be used for promotional purposes if your nominee is awarded Leading Philanthropist.





Video: If available, please provide any video links (ie. YouTube, Vimeo etc).


Please double-check your files above if uploading supporting documentation and check all required fields are entered to ensure a successful nomination.

Note: These are guidelines and judges’ discretion is final.

Timeline

Nominations open
Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nominations close
Monday, 13 February 2017 at 6pm

Awards ceremony (Melbourne)
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
With thanks to our host, NAB.