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Taking the initiative: Behind Barry Lambert’s $33 million donation

March 24th, 2016

Barry Lambert, the founder of Count Financial and currently chair of both Countplus and Class Super, made headlines last year when his family agreed to donate $33.7 million to the University of Sydney to fund research into the medical use of cannabis.

The Lambert Initiative, as it is now known, was prompted by health issues faced by his young granddaughter, but philanthropy has long been part of Lambert’s view of the world.

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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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