June 11th, 2013
Australia's young and wealthy need to be a lot more philanthropic - and realise that the time for giving is now. That is the message from visiting 36-year-old philanthropist Daniel Lurie, the founder of a non-profit group in San Francisco that has raised $60 million in the past eight years to eradicate poverty. Mr Lurie, who as the stepson of the late Levi Strauss & Co chief executive Peter Haas was raised to respect philanthropy, is speaking in Sydney and Melbourne this week as a guest of Philanthropy Australia.
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.
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