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Oxford University receives £150 million gift to help share humanities with the world

Luke Michael, Friday, 21st June 2019 -  A US philanthropist has made the largest single donation to Oxford University “since the Renaissance”, as part of a plan to transform the way the institution teaches and researches humanities.

Aussies urged to think before they give

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th June 2019 -  Australian donors are putting children at risk of harm by supporting overseas projects without applying proper scrutiny, a child protection expert warns.  

Love thy neighbour (and donate to them as well)

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  A community fund in western Sydney is aiming to tap into philanthropic funds normally funneled into more affluent areas of the city, and harness local knowledge to help communities in need.

Philanthropists find their perfect match

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th June 2019 -  The University of Queensland (UQ) is working with philanthropists to raise $30 million for disadvantaged students through a new scholarship matching initiative.

The power of community philanthropy

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 30th May 2019 -  Brian Frederick had been in his job for about six months when he got a call from an attorney.

Philanthropy called to step up support of community-led projects

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th May 2019 -  The Australian philanthropy sector is being urged to help fill funding gaps in community-led place-based initiatives, with a number of collaborative projects facing an uncertain future.

A moral dilemma: When philanthropy meets inequality

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 28th May 2019 -  The moral authority of philanthropy in the face of increasing inequality is the most challenging question facing philanthropy today, says a leading US expert.

Philanthropy powerhouses go public with donation to save WA reefs

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  Andrew and Nicola Forrest have revealed they were behind an anonymous multi-million dollar pledge, in a bid to raise awareness of a project aiming to restore the country’s most threatened marine ecosystems in Western Australia.   

Aussies urged to help rural communities doing it tough

Luke Michael, Thursday, 16th May 2019 -  Australians are being encouraged to give generously to rural charities before the end of the financial year, with fears regional communities are being neglected in favour of major city-based charities.

Philanthropy to arm regional school kids with future jobs skills

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 14th May 2019 -  Students in regional Victoria will have access to digital learning labs and future technology education programs through a philanthropic gift worth over half a million dollars.  
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