Top 50 Gifts: Nominate now!

Philanthropy Australia has joined with Myer Family Company Philanthropic Services, ProBono Australia, Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy, The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund to discover the top 50 philanthropic gifts in Australia.

The Australian philanthropic sector, although relatively small in comparison to other countries such as the United States, has provided many influential moments in Australian society. Whether by literally changing the landscape of our community or influencing public policy, philanthropy is often the silent funder of extraordinary things.

However, the lack of publicly available information on philanthropy in Australia does little to promote its impact to the Australian public. In order to promote philanthropy in Australia, we are seeking nominations for the Top philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history.

As someone who works in the philanthropic, non-profit, community, academic, business or government sectors, we want your nomination for the most significant philanthropic gifts of all time, including grants, bequests and donations of all time.

The aim of the project is to inspire and promote philanthropy by championing the public’s (your) favourite Australian philanthropic success stories.

HOW WILL IT WORK?

  • A list of the Top 50 Gifts will be compiled by the Top 50 Working Group from the nominations received (January -February 2013).
  • A public vote on the Top 50 Gifts will determine the Top 10 (February to March 2013).
  • The Top 10 (as well as the Top 50) will be disseminated through a media campaign (April to May 2013).

WHAT DOES ‘TOP’ MEAN?

  • By ‘Top’ we mean the most significant. We don’t necessarily mean ‘biggest’– in fact a lot may have been achieved with comparatively small gifts. A gift may be significant because of its scale, size, creativity, innovation or impact.
  • While we understand that philanthropic achievements take many forms, such as volunteering, for example, or the provision of other resources, we are seeking nominations relating to philanthropic funding only – grants, bequests and donations, both big and small.

We want to hear from you: which gifts are or were significant and why?

THE NOMINATION FORM TAKES ONLY 10 MINUTES TO COMPLETE.

You can nominate multiple gifts. Your nomination may become publicly available if selected, although you have the option to remain anonymous. Your nomination will only be used for the purposes of this project.

CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM

If you complete the form by 5pm on Friday, 14th December 2012 you will go into the running to win a Christmas gift of $500 to the eligible charity of your choice!

Nov. 29, 2012

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