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Altruist’s latest gift is a wake-up call (SMH)

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.

By Daniella Miletic

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.

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