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Sam Mostyn AC among philanthropic leaders recognised in King’s Birthday Honours 

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 14 Jun 2024

Philanthropy Australia congratulates members of the philanthropic, charitable and community sectors who were honoured in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours’ list. Almost 500 Australians were recognised in the general division of the awards, including Companion of the Order of Australia awards for Sam Mostyn AC and Jonathan Mills AC. Leonard Vary AM and Daniel Besen AM become Members of the Order of Australia. 

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How to unleash the potential of philanthropy to solve problems

Fri, 14 Jun 2024

CEO and Harvard Adjunct Lecturer Jim Bildner has extensive experience leading venture philanthropy at Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation and is on the board of Kresge Foundation, where he chairs its Investment Committee and $4 billion endowment. Jim shared his invaluable perspectives on supporting high-potential social innovations to scale among other insights with Philanthropy Australia at an event in May. Here are the highlights.

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Philanthropy Australia’s highlights from Queensland Philanthropy Week

Kim Harland and Kate Duffy Fri, 7 Jun 2024

Philanthropy Australia hosted a series of events in Queensland Philanthropy Week, bringing together members, key sector stakeholders and individuals dedicated to more and better giving in their communities. Here, our Queensland team, Kim Harland, Director of National Membership and Engagement, and Kate Duffy, Associate Engagement Manager, provide a wrap-up.

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Queensland Philanthropy Awards 2024 winners announced

Fri, 7 Jun 2024

Seven of Queensland’s leading individual and corporate philanthropists have been named winners across a range of categories at the 2024 Queensland Philanthropy Awards. The awards were announced at a lunchtime ceremony at Brisbane City Hall, which included a guest appearance from tennis star Ash Barty AO. Here, we also feature the winning image in the 2024 Queensland Philanthropy Week Photo Challenge, awarded earlier in the week.

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Welcome to Maree Sidey, new Philanthropy Australia CEO

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 7 Jun 2024

Maree Sidey commenced earlier this week as CEO of Philanthropy Australia. She has spent the week in Brisbane for Queensland Philanthropy Week (QPW).

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Short educational videos to help advisers and those interested in philanthropy this EOFY

Philanthropy Australia Fri, 7 Jun 2024

As we approach the end of the financial year, Philanthropy Australia shares a series of short, animated videos for anyone wishing to learn more about beginning their philanthropic journey. The resources include one for financial advisers on the benefits of talking to clients about philanthropy and one explaining how different giving structures, such as PAFs and PuAFs, work.

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Wise words: Jill Reichstein OAM and Jemima Myer

Fri, 31 May 2024

Welcome to the first of a regular series in which an inspiring philanthropic leader is interviewed by a member of our New Gen Network. Deep knowledge derived from decades of experience in the sector underpins the direction our younger members are now taking forward. This is Philanthropy Weekly’s attempt to capture and bottle some of that wisdom to share. Jemima has crafted these thoughtful questions for Jill.

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