The Gandel family’s long-standing philanthropic arm, Gandel Philanthropy, is changing its name to Gandel Foundation.

Image: Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter at the State Library of Victoria

Major philanthropic player, Gandel Philanthropy, has changed its name and logo. Starting 18 October 2021, the organisation is now called Gandel Foundation. 

The Gandel family’s first formal philanthropic structure was established in 1978 by John and Pauline Gandel, and was then known as the Gandel Charitable Foundation. In the 43 years that have followed, the philanthropic entity has held several different names, including Gandel Philanthropy, its name for the past 10 years.   

As part of future planning and strategy development (which will be shared next year), the foundation revisited their official name and visual identity.  

The end result is the new name – the John and Pauline Gandel Foundation, which will be known externally simply as – Gandel Foundation. 

A new logo has also been developed to accompany the new name. The brand logo, distinguished by the stylised, intertwined letters “J” and “P”, representing John and Pauline’s initials, is pictured below on the left. The media logo is on the right and will be offered for use by Gandel Foundation’s grant partners. 

Whilst community development is their focus in the broadest sense, the programs and initiatives supported by Gandel Foundation are vast in number and varied in nature and include several high-profile gifts such as the Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery at Melbourne Museum and the Pauline Gandel Children’s Quarter at the recently redeveloped State Library of Victoria. John and Pauline are also deeply committed to Jewish causes and are the lead benefactors of the Jewish Museum of Australia.  

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