June 05th, 2017
On Sunday 28th of May, our dear friend and philanthropic colleague, Tara Hunt passed away peacefully after a short battle with lung cancer
Tara was an inspirational and passionate advocate for women and girls, action on climate change, protecting our natural world and supporting Indigenous communities often through her foundation, The Hunt Foundation.
As a philanthropist, PA member, AEGN member and AEGN Board member Tara influenced many in the funding community to be bold and generous and to work with community organisations with respect, compassion and love. She was a natural leader and although Tara would be the last person to claim that role, many people were drawn to her good judgment, wisdom and fearlessness.
Tara was a beautiful soul and special to many people. She will be greatly missed in the AEGN and the wider philanthropic community.
Our deepest sympathies go out to Tara’s family.
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