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Philanthropists bequeath a generous spirit

September 09th, 2014

The Australian

Warren Buffett famously pledged to donate more than 99 per cent of his wealth. Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg said that “the best financial planning ends with bouncing the cheque to the undertaker”. But one of Australia’s great philanthropists and a third generation member of the Myer family dynasty, Rupert Myer, is not so sure.

By Damon Kitney

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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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