Philanthropy Australia is saddened by the loss of noted philanthropist Victor Smorgon AC, who died on July 3, aged 96. After emigrating to Australia from Ukraine as a child, Victor Smorgon moved his family business from the butcher’s shop started by his father into other areas such as meat exporting, fruit canning, and production of plastic and steel, making it Australia’s largest private company. Together with his wife Loti, Mr Smorgon was a generous donor to a variety of organisations and causes; they made news last year with a $15 million donation to the National Gallery of Victoria.
Philanthropy Australia extends our sympathies to Mr Smorgon’s family, friends and colleagues.
Jul. 06, 2009
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