September 30th, 2013
Sons and daughters of some of the nation's most powerful businessmen are backing a program with Philanthropy Australia to develop a community of young Australian philanthropists under the age of 40, some of whom are this week scheduled to meet Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda on a special field trip to the US. Philanthropy Australia, the national peak body for philanthropy and a not-for-profit organisations, representing more than 600 trusts, foundations and individual donors, established the New Generation of Giving program earlier this year. It now engages 140 donors across the nation and wants to grow that number to 200 by the end of the year.
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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.