Introduction to Australian Philanthropists.
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.
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
No.3: John Kinghorn
Established Kinghorn Foundation in 2005 with $300 million, $25m to Garvan Institute (2009).
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).
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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)