August 19th, 2014
As Graham Tuckwell points out, the Forrests were already heavily involved in philanthropy, including being the first Australians to sign the global 'Giving Pledge' established by US billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, for those who promise to distribute at least half their fortune during their lifetime. So the fact that they credit the Tuckwells with inspiring their university scholarship program shows the powerful influence of peer example.
Next month, Tuckwell is flying to Melbourne from his home in Jersey to speak at Philanthropy Australia’s biennial conference in Melbourne. His topic is a conversation with Andrew Forrest about understanding the givers behind the gifts.
“That’s probably the last thing any of them would have done a few years ago,” Walsh says. “We’re at this tipping point now because people will talk about it.”
The Age, 19/08/2014
By Lucinda Schmidt
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