Inclusion, First Nations, Collaboration, Innovation, Leadership, Community, Environmental and Climate, Gender-wise and International Philanthropy.  These were the categories for the 2024 Australian Philanthropy Awards hosted by Philanthropy Australia at the Art Gallery of NSW yesterday evening.  

With a record number of nominations, and no doubt a challenge for all the judges, it was inspiring and motivating to be among so many leaders in the for-purpose sector, dedicated to more and better philanthropy.  And with a strong representation from Queensland!  

The partnerships showcased through the finalists are exemplars of productive and meaningful engagement and represented the diversity of philanthropic giving from historic commitments of $100 million (Snow Medical Research Foundation) to $13.5 million being raised from major gifts, many from start-up founders making their first advocacy donations (Climate 200).  

Congratulations to all the nominees and finalists, who demonstrate and encourage amazing partnerships between philanthropy and for-purpose organisations and honour those who are working to create lasting, positive change.  

Read more about the recipients here: 

Pics caption: Some of the proud QLD contingent including Tara from QLD Gives, Kim from Philanthropy Australia, Michael from NV Access and James and Meta Goodman from Goodman Foundation.