Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Jeanne Pratt Awarded Honorary Doctorate


2 August 2011 at 2:55 pm
Staff Reporter
Swinburne University of Technology has awarded an honorary doctorate to Victorian philanthropist Jeanne Pratt for her contribution to the Arts, Australian society and to Swinburne.

Staff Reporter | 2 August 2011 at 2:55 pm


0 Comments


 Print
Jeanne Pratt Awarded Honorary Doctorate
2 August 2011 at 2:55 pm

Swinburne University of Technology has awarded an honorary doctorate to Victorian philanthropist Jeanne Pratt for her contribution to the Arts, Australian society and to Swinburne.

Jeanne Pratt is the widow of the university’s Foundation Chancellor, the late Richard Pratt.

Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson says Jeanne Pratt is well known for her philanthropic activities and her exceptional contribution to the arts.

 She says that together with her husband Richard, she established the Pratt Foundation to support charities throughout the world.

During the 1980s and 90s, the couple became known in Australia for funding the arts, medical research and higher education. Since then the Pratt family has donated about $200 million in grants to worthy causes.

Jeanne Pratt has also actively supported Swinburne, contributing to their research and development foundation, scholarships and the Becton Trust which assists students in financial need who wish to live in Swinburne residences.

For more than 15 years, she has opened her house Raheen for a number of Swinburne alumni events.

Jeanne Pratt is also chair of The Production Company, a Not for Profit theatrical company she established in 1998 to promote and showcase new and established theatre talent and her contribution to society has been formally recognised in a number of arenas. She has received many awards including the Order of Australia, the Companion of the Order of Australia and the Centenary Medal.

Richard Pratt was awarded an honorary doctorate from Swinburne in 2002, recognising his important contribution to the university.
 



PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

CFRE

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Podcast: Three questions to get you off the busy treadmill

Luke Michael

Friday, 18th September 2020 at 2:50 pm

COVID-19 leaves community sector ‘approaching crisis point’

Luke Michael

Friday, 18th September 2020 at 10:10 am

Now or never – Time to fix fundraising

David Crosbie

Thursday, 17th September 2020 at 8:48 am

Philanthropy’s role in the impact revolution

Luke Michael

Thursday, 17th September 2020 at 8:00 am

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×

We need your help.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Pro Bono Australia has seen a devastating fall in advertising and less people posting on our job board, which is how we fund our free news service. You can show us that you value the work we do by making a contribution.

 Make a contribution 

You have Successfully Subscribed!