Australian Philanthropy Awards

2018 Leading Philanthropist

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.

Nominations are now closed

The nominations closed on Friday 25 May at 5pm. 

The Australian Philanthropy Awards 2018 event will be held on Thursday 26 July at the iconic Sydney Opera House. All nominators will be notified of the outcome of their nomination, and if successful, we will be in touch with further exciting details prior to the Awards event.

Thank you for supporting the Australian Philanthropy Awards through this nomination, and stay tuned for further information about the event in the coming weeks.


Eligibility

This award is for philanthropists, and does not include awards for the professional practice of philanthropy.

Nominations are welcomed from 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.

Timeframe

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 five years (2013 – 2017), which may include design, funding and/or delivery of impact during that time period.

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 five years (2013 – 2017), 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 late May 2018 for announcement at the Australian Philanthropy Awards Celebration on Thursday 26th July 2018 at the Sydney Opera House.

In conversation with Daniel Lee of the Levi Strauss Foundation

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.

Watch video

Is Purpose Enough?

2018 Conference
4 - 6 September | Melbourne

Save the date