While domestic social and economic problems are mounting on numerous fronts, overseas aid and development is still vital.

overseas aidFire, floods, recession, drought and disease. For many Australians, the first few months of 2020 have felt like something straight out of the Old Testament.

There’s certainly no shortage of urgent issues on the home front. So why do some philanthropists choose to send their donations overseas?

The topic is set to be examined in a panel discussion at the upcoming Generosity Forum virtual conference.   

The session will reveal why international aid causes speak to major donors in a way nothing else can, and what philanthropists get in return for their significant investments.

Representing children’s charity So They Can will be its CEO and Co-Founder, Cassandra Treadwell, as well as its Chair, Peter Hunt. So They Can is a not for profit organisation committed to empowering children living in poverty through education.

They will be joined by International Womens’ Development Agency CEO Bettina Baldesci. IWDA is the leading Australian agency entirely focussed on women’s rights and gender equality in Asia Pacific.

Dale Hess, Trustee at the Arnold Foundation, will round out the panel. Hess is a founding board member of the Herb Feith Foundation (now the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre) and is the Secretary of the Pacific Fellowship.

A virtual conference with inspiration and insights from Australia’s leading philanthropists

At the 2020 Generosity Forum you’ll hear a great mix of insight, inspiration, best practice, new developments and case studies. Learn from the people leading change in Australian philanthropy. Don’t miss out!

Hess’ interests include peace education and international development, with a particular interest in promoting greater freedom and justice for the people of West Papua through nonviolent action.

More than just overseas aid

The Generosity Forum is an annual conference that provides insights, inspiration, best practice, new developments and case studies.

In 2020, the conference will make the move to a virtual event, with the full program to be delivered as a virtual conference on May 5.

The sessions will cover a broad range of topics beyond overseas aid. These include areas such as climate change, international aid, higher education and mental health.

Trusts and foundations presenting at Generosity Forum in 2020 include:

  • Menzies Foundation
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Wheelton Philanthropy
  • Arnold Foundation
  • Grant Family Charitable Trust
  • Sir David Martin Foundation
  • BHP Foundation

As an added bonus, organisations can now also register for a great value 5-user or 10-user pass, with significant savings per-user off the regular price.

At the 2020 Generosity Forum you’ll hear a great mix of insight, inspiration, best practice, new developments and case studies. Learn from the people leading change in Australian philanthropy. Don’t miss out!

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