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). $60m previously pledged to the arts in 2013 falls within this larger pledge. The Packer Family Foundation with the Crown Resorts Foundation pledged multi-million $ support to St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney for the organ donation program (2015). Additional giving by James Packer includes $2m to Generation One, $500k in personal giving to Telethon (2013) (plus $2m via Crown Perth in 2013, $2.5m in 2014); $1m to Anzac Centenary Public Fund (2014). Ros Packer’s giving to the arts includes $1m+ to National Gallery of Australia. The late Kerry Packer’s known giving included $30 million to cancer research, $10 million to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and $2.5 million to the NSW Ambulance Service.