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Julia Steele Scott: We need to inspire more Australians to give

December 23rd, 2014

Growing up in South Australia, I was always fascinated by the many beautiful historic buildings that surround our city, many of which were named, like Elder Hall and Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide.

It was not until later years that I understood that these buildings exist today purely due to an individual’s generosity and foresight. These examples demonstrate that as a state we have a strong heritage in philanthropy. One that we can build on.

As the South Australian representative for Philanthropy Australia, the peak body representing the philanthropic sector, I’m proud to say our state continues to have a healthy and enthusiastic approach to giving.

But, unfortunately, SA does lag behind most other states. More broadly, on the global stage Australians donate higher than our counterparts in Canada, slightly less than the British and significantly less than those in the US.

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The Advertiser, 23.12.2014

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