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Historic donation shows joy of giving

April 26th, 2022

In the long list of cultural gifts to the nation, the $100 million donation from Lindsay and Paula Fox for the National Gallery of Victoria Contemporary project stands as a new benchmark, and is the latest instance of the family’s philanthropy, which has covered the arts, housing, education, and medical research.

Philanthropy Australia CEO Jack Heath described the donation as “…underlining the power of giving to make a defining contribution to how we live and experience the world around us. This donation is not just a commitment to a new cultural precinct but also an expression of the joy the Fox family feel in giving. As Lindsay Fox said: ‘You never go broke by giving,'’’ Mr Heath said.

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