Bill Gates in Australia; inspiring philanthropy

Philanthropist Bill Gates has been inspiring Australians with his dedication to, and promotion of, philanthropy. Here’s some of the Gates-related coverage from this week. Bill Gates appeared on a special edition of the ABC’s Q&A program on Tuesday, 29 May, with several Australian philanthropy experts in the audience including CEO Louise Walsh. The program will be available to view on ABC’s iview until Tuesday 11 June. A transcript of the program is also available on… Read more…

May. 29, 2013

 Tags: events, general, large donations, media, news, stories


Weekly Roundup

This will be our last Weekly Roundup for the year. As I will be away on leave for December, please note that any events or jobs submitted for posting to our website from next Tuesday 29 November will not be attended to until early January 2012. So if you have anything you’d like included on our Positions Vacant page or Events Calendar, please submit it by 5pm Monday 28 November. - Joanna ————————- PRESSING MATTERS… Read more…

Nov. 25, 2011

 Tags: admin, awards, events, general, giving online, media, news, philanthropy australia website, positions vacant, stories, topical issues, what's new, workshops


Weekly Roundup

PRESSING MATTERS STORY OF THE WEEK Philanthropy Head Victorian Finalist in Australian of the Year (ProBonoNews, 3/11/11) Philanthropy Australia’s President, Bruce Bonyhady AM, has been nominated as one of four Victorian finalists for Australian of the Year. Philanthropy Australia CEO Deborah Seifert says the nomination reflects the incredible drive, dedication and the impact of Bruce’s voluntary work, not only in the area of advocacy for the disabled, but also in the wider area of increasing… Read more…

Nov. 11, 2011

 Tags: awards, events, general, media, news, philanthropy australia website, positions vacant, scholarships-fellowships, what's new


Bruce Bonyhady nominated as Victorian finalist for 2012 Australian of the Year

Philanthropy Australia’s President, Bruce Bonyhady AM, has been nominated as one of four Victorian finalists for Australian of the Year. This is fantastic recognition of all that Bruce has done and continues to do in this sector.  This nomination reflects the incredible drive, dedication and the impact of Bruce’s voluntary work, not only specifically in the area of advocacy for the disabled, but also in the wider area of increasing the reach and influence of… Read more…

Nov. 03, 2011

 Tags: awards, general, media, news, stories


New CEO Announced for Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation

After news of current CEO Christine Edwards’ intention to retire from The Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation in late September several months ago, we’ve been waiting with keen interest to see who would take over Christine’s role heading one of the biggest and most influential private funders in Australia. We’re very pleased to receive the news that Leonard Vary will be taking over position as CEO.  His breadth of experience in corporate and… Read more…

Aug. 09, 2011

 Tags: general, media, news


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