December 23rd, 2014
Growing up in South Australia, I was always fascinated by the many beautiful historic buildings that surround our city, many of which were named, like Elder Hall and Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide.
It was not until later years that I understood that these buildings exist today purely due to an individual’s generosity and foresight. These examples demonstrate that as a state we have a strong heritage in philanthropy. One that we can build on.
As the South Australian representative for Philanthropy Australia, the peak body representing the philanthropic sector, I’m proud to say our state continues to have a healthy and enthusiastic approach to giving.
But, unfortunately, SA does lag behind most other states. More broadly, on the global stage Australians donate higher than our counterparts in Canada, slightly less than the British and significantly less than those in the US.
The Advertiser, 23.12.2014
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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.