January 16th, 2017
The biggest philanthropic gifts in 2016 delivered major Australian universities a share in more than $269 million – more than double the estimated $117 million donated to universities in 2015.
CEO of Philanthropy Australia Sarah Davies said: “It’s great to see another year full of fantastic acts of generosity, which will make a real difference to the lives of Australians.
“More and better philanthropy is essential if we want more inclusive and vibrant communities, and there are so many areas where giving can have an impact – be it education, the arts, medical research, welfare, or the environment to name just a few.
“And whether a gift is big or small, every single act of giving makes a difference and I’m sure 2017 will be another exciting year in that regard.”
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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.