June 29th, 2015
In November this year, Sarah Davies will leave her current role as CEO of the Reach Foundation to take on the position of CEO at Philanthropy Australia.
Why are you excited about your next role with Philanthropy Australia?
Quite simply, because who would not want more and better philanthropy? One of the most exciting characteristics of philanthropy for me is the freedom to discover and invest in all the different aspects needed to build community, to advance us as a society, to address inequity and disadvantage, to create beauty and meaning, to repair what is broken and nurture what is valuable.
Philanthropy Australia is a catalyst, an enabler. Its role, in my mind, is to add value to and advance the capacity and effectiveness of philanthropic individuals, entities and organisations and to encourage and champion greater participation. If we can do this – we are all better off.
What’s not to love about that?
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