January 15th, 2015
A list of the top 15 known philanthropic gifts of last year totalled more than $3.41 billion, with a $200 million pledge from billionaire businessman James Packer to set up a philanthropic foundation joining Mr Ramsay’s and Westpac’s donations in the top three.
Philanthropy Australia CEO, Louise Walsh, said Australia had seen a boom in philanthropic gifts in the last year. “2014 was a very exciting year for philanthropy in Australia, a year when giving really took a step to the next level,” Walsh said. “We’ve seen some seriously huge ‘mega gifts’, which will make a big impact in our community and hopefully also encourage others to think big with their giving.”
The Australian Government made three announcements which impact upon philanthropy. In two video updates from Philanthropy Australia's Advocacy & Insight Manager, Krystian Seibert, outlines Philanthropy Australia's response to these announcements.
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