Clive Berghofer sets new Australian philanthropic record with $50.1 million donation

Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) has today announced that it is the fortunate benefactor of a $50.1 million donation by Toowoomba-based property developer, Clive Berghofer.1  It is the largest single donation in Australia, on record.2 Clive, along with Philanthropy Australia and many others, hopes that his actions will inspire others to follow suit. “There’s heaps of people with plenty of money who don’t give,’’ the 78-year-old said. “Some people want you to give, but… Read more…

Aug. 07, 2013

 Tags: general, large donations, news, statistics, stories, what's new

Philanthropy Popquiz Re-Launched

You may have heard of - and hopefully participated in - the Philanthropy Popquiz which Stacey Thomas of The Myer Family Company has run on a weekly basis via email and Twitter for over a year. The Philanthropy Popquizzes are intended as interesting conversation starters around the relationship between philanthropy, the community organisations philanthropists seek to assist, and the people that interact with both. Stacey has generously offered Philanthropy Australia the chance to take over… Read more…

May. 29, 2012

 Tags: general, news, philanthropy australia website, philanthropy popquiz, statistics, topical issues, what's new

Taxation Stats show another drop in giving

The ATO has released Taxation Statistics 2009-10. The figures show that while the number of Australians claiming a tax deduction for charitable giving increased in the 09-10 year there was a significant decrease in the amount given. Some of the highlights include: Individuals claimed tax deductible gifts totalling $1,962 million, a decrease of 6.3% The number of private ancillary funds (PAFs) has increased to 955 (as of 31 October 2011) Giving by PAFs has increased… Read more…

May. 02, 2012

 Tags: finance, general, research & information, statistics

Guest Blog: Include a charity – a welcome initiative

This post written by Christopher Baker, Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy Just on 12 months ago, a campaign was launched under the banner of Include a Charity.  This marked a significant development in the history of co-operation amongst charitable organisations in this country.  The campaign now involves some 140 of Australia’s leading charities, urging Australians to leave a charitable bequest in their wills. While Australians take a pride in the way in which… Read more…

Mar. 29, 2012

 Tags: general, guest post, recommended reading, research & information, statistics, what's new

2011 Stegley Lecture - Prof Thomas Pogge's presentation available

The presentation from Professor Thomas Pogge’s 2011 Stegley Lecture, What are the responsibilities of the affluent to address global poverty?, is now available for download as a PDF here. Professor Pogge is one of the world’s most ardent critics of global injustice. His presentation examines the massive disparity between the relative wealth of most citizens in affluent countries and the profound poverty of the rest of the world, and asks whether the governments of wealthy… Read more…

Dec. 06, 2011

 Tags: events, general, recommended reading, statistics, topical issues

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