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Introduction to Australian Philanthropists.

Andrew and Nicola Forrest

No.1: Andrew and Nicola Forrest

Joined The Giving Pledge in 2013, pledging to give away half their wealth, making them the first Australians to pledge giving billions of dollars.

Lowy Family

No.2: Lowy Family

Frank Lowy, AC is an Australian businessman. He is a co-founder of the Westfield Group, operator of over 100 shopping centres in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom

John Kinghorn

No.3: John Kinghorn

Established Kinghorn Foundation in 2005 with $300 million, $25m to Garvan Institute (2009).

Gretel and James Packer

No.4: Gretel and James Packer

The Packer Family Foundation and Crown Resorts Foundation pledged $200m over ten years for the National Philanthropic Foundation (2014) to fund projects in the arts and community (particularly indigenous education).

Myer Family

No.5: Myer Family

Over $200m in cumulative giving, $12m+ in total giving in 2014, via the Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund.

Not counting additional giving by Myer family members via their own foundations and PAFs.

FairFax Family

No.6: FairFax Family

Over $97m in total giving via Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation since 1962,

$5m to Vincent Fairfax Fellowships (1994-2013);

Tim and Gina Fairfax gave $9.5m in 2013 via the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation;

Clive Berghofer

No.7: Clive Berghofer

$50.1m to the Queensland Institute for Medical Research for expansion of QIMR's activities (2013).

He has made donations to CareFlight, an Australian aero-medical charity.

Graham and Louise Tuckwell

No.8: Graham and Louise Tuckwell

Last year ETS Securities founder Graham Tuckwell donated $50 million to the Australian National University to pay for undergraduate scholarships (2013). It’s the largest single donation to a university in Australia’s history.

Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes

No.9: Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes

With Atlassian’s latest share sale valuing it at $US3.3 billion the Australian software company has pledged $35 million to charity.

John Grill

No.10: John Grill

Former long-time WorleyParsons chief executive John Grill donated $20 million to the University of Sydney to fund a school of project management (2012)