August 23rd, 2017
We are saddened to hear about the recent passing of Diana Ramsay AO, founder of The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation. The Foundation has been an invaluable supporter of the South Australian Philanthropy Australia office initially providing seed funding to establish the office and continues to provide a home for the Adelaide office to help advance more and better philanthropy in the South Australian community.
The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation was founded by Diana in 2008 and their work is recognised both locally in South Australia and on the national stage for the leadership in creating lasting and positive change.
In 2016 together with The Wyatt Trust they were jointly awarded the Best Large Grant Award for working together to enhance school retention, education re-engagement and building resilience and wellbeing. Their mission is to support the Arts, Youth at risk and the medical field through research. One of the Foundation’s core values is to encourage greater awareness of philanthropy particularly in South Australia.
Philanthropy Australia is extremely grateful to the Foundation for providing the office space and the seed funding to establish the office.
Last year to celebrate Diana’s 90th birthday the Ramsay Art Prize was announced which is one of the nation’s richest contemporary art competitions with a $100,000 prize awarded every two years. The Art prize first awarded in May 2017 is an important legacy project for the Art Gallery of South Australia that hopes to build confidence in Australian Art and foster young talent.
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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