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Equity Trustees announces Wicking Trust commitment of $7.4 million

Wicking Trust

A social change campaign to tackle ageism, a National Death Literacy Benchmark tool, a strategy to engage political leaders on better servicing an ageing population, and promoting the right to age well. These are the initiatives awarded a share in the Wicking Trust Major Grants for 2018.

International Women's Day

Inspirational women and their big ideas

Having supported hundreds of women over the past 10 years, on International Women's Day philanthropy advisor Julia Keady reflects on one incredible woman whose love of humanity is having a ripple effect beyond her wildest dreams.

Jack Ma

Ma & Morley: How UON was gifted US$20m

Developing the Ma & Morley Scholarship Program at The University of Newcastle was quite a feat. Emily Cox tells the story of the complexities involved in coordinating this landmark philanthropic commitment.

philanthropy mistakes

Mistakes, I've made a few

What do zombies, sunscreen and drones have to do with philanthropy? To find out, read David Knowles list of 5 mistakes to avoid if you want to give and give well.

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Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

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    $300,000 over three years

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  • Be Giving to Princess Margaret Hospital


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