Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Philanthropy comes of age in Australia

Philanthropy comes of age in Australia: eter Winneke, head of philanthropic services at Myer Family Company, can barely contain his excitement. After 12 years urging donors to publicise their gifts, he believes Australia’s philanthropists are becoming less fearful of the tall poppy syndrome.

“We are starting to grow a culture of giving and celebrating,” he says. “I think the philanthropic sector will explode over the next two decades.”

Both he and Walsh nominate Graham and Louise Tuckwell’s $50 million gift last year to establish an undergraduate scholarship program at Australian National University as a turning point for Australian philanthropy.

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