January 17th, 2015
In one of the bigger donations to an Australian academic institution, the University of NSW has received a $10 million endowment from philanthropist Judith Neilson to help transform lives disrupted by natural disasters, environmental change and wars.
The university is confident the Judith Neilson Chair in Architecture will take the lead in researching the design of affordable housing for the tens of millions of people around the world.
Ms Neilson – founder and director of Sydney's White Rabbit Gallery, home to a significant collection of Chinese contemporary art – said she was motivated to make a major investment in research to investigate how architecture and design could be used as a force for change.
Full Article (By Damien Murphy, Sydney Morning Herald)
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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.