Flight Centre co-founder and self-made millionaire Geoff Harris has featured on plenty of ‘Top 200 Rich Lists’ and his recent $4 million gift to help combat homelessness made headlines, but the motivation for his “pragmatic” philanthropy is deeply personal.
Good Pitch has been one of the most beloved social change events since it debuted in Australia in 2014. On the eve of the third and final Australian Good Pitch event, we go behind the scenes with CEO Malinda Wink.
The keynote by Mark Gunton, from the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership, was one of the most talked about presentations at the recent Philanthropy Australia conference. That’s not to say it was universally lauded—but it did put social enterprise squarely on philanthropy’s radar.
Fourth generation trustee and chair of the Sunshine Foundation board, Sam Hunt, shares his thoughts and experience about generational change, the shift from funding charity to funding ambition and why philanthropy is more than just giving money.