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Gift agreements


Gift agreements have been greatly perplexing me for the last little while. In the higher education advancement field it seems that “gift agreements” are the norm. These are formal documents which outline the pledge payment schedule for a large donation … Continue reading

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Family Foundations


Welcome to the new year. Family foundations are a good source of support for the arts in Australia. When I refer to family foundations I mean to differentiate them from community foundations and prescribed ancillary funds. I am specifically writing … Continue reading

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Executor and trustee companies, or dead people like to donate too


When people think about bequests, often it is in relation to people who leave money for a specific purpose, with a whole infrastructure around how the money is to be administered through setting up their own foundation with particular application … Continue reading

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a is for ATO – The Australian Tax Office and philanthropy


Ah, everyone’s favourite subject – tax! Don’t fret – it is not all that complicated. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) used to be the responsible body for all things gift related when we talk about tax deductible gifts and deductible … Continue reading

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The Philanthropist by John Tesarsch


I had to read The Philanthropist by John Tesarsch simply because of the title. It is a very recent Australian piece of fiction, published by Sleepers, and set in Melbourne. The “philanthropist” of the title, is Charles Bradshaw, born into … Continue reading

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