June 08th, 2015
Dozens of Australian philanthropists, not-for-profit leaders and volunteers have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List recognises a diverse range of contributions and service across all fields, including professional endeavours, community service, Defence and Emergency Services personnel, and acts of bravery.
Included in The Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List are 519 recipients of awards in the general division of the Order of Australia (including 138 AM recipients) who have been recognised for contributions and service to fellow citizens in Australia and internationally.
Rupert Myer AM was honoured with an AO for distinguished service to the visual and performing arts, through governance roles with leading cultural institutions, as a supporter and benefactor, to the promotion of philanthropy, and to the community.
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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