February 28th, 2015
Famous for his never say die leadership style, Waugh has carried these skills developed in his cricketing years into his career as a philanthropist.
Steve Waugh is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most well respected cricket captains.
Captaining the national team for five years, he’s one of the most capped Test cricket players in history. He is an Australian living treasure and has received an Order of Australia from the Queen.
The Steve Waugh foundation, created by Waugh and his wife Lynette in 2004, focuses on helping children, and their families, who suffer from rare diseases, those who have “slipped through the cracks in the [healthcare] system”, says Waugh.
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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.