Philanthropy Australia extends warmest congratulations to Alice Macdougall, Special Counsel at Freehills, who has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Keith Steele Pro Bono Leadership Award. Many Members and others in the sector will know Alice through her advice for charities and foundations, as well as her papers and workshops on not-for-profit sector issues. She has provided invaluable advice and support for Philanthropy Australia’s policy work.
The Keith Steele Pro Bono Leadership Award was created to honour the memory of Keith Steele, Freehills partner and a founding member of the Sydney Pro Bono Committee, which also established the Shopfront Youth Legal Centre in inner Sydney. The award recognises individuals within the firm who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to the pro bono sector.
Alice Macdougall, Special Counsel for Freehills’ charity law group in Melbourne, was the first Freehills employee to receive this award. Freehills Partner and Chair of the Freehills Foundation, Peter Butler, said: ‘Through her legal support in hundreds of matters for charity organisations, Alice has indirectly helped thousands of people across Australia and internationally. She has built a strong reputation within this sector through her academic activity and made a real difference to the ability of others to access justice,’ he said.
Congratulations to Alice from staff and Council of Philanthropy Australia!
Dec. 01, 2011
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