Australian philanthropy has seen big changes in the past five years. 2013 was a record year for Australian giving, with over 50 $1m+ gifts made publicly for the first time, the record for Australia's biggest donation being broken three times, and Andrew and Nicola Forrest becoming the first Australians to join the Giving Pledge, publicly promising to give away at least half of their wealth.
Since then, we've seen major philanthropy continue to grow in Australia, and 2017 was no exception. Here are some of the big gift announcements from last year:
FR&C's list of Australian $1m+ donors now features twelve $100m+ donors, seven $50m+ donors, 62 donors with known or estimated giving of $10m+, and another 55 with known giving of $5m+. The total list stands at 334 and can be found here.
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