Matched giving initiative aimed at growing young philanthropists

Funding the future doesn't have to start later in life. A new initiative lays that foundation.
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Not all philanthropists have silver hair and deep pockets. Over the past decade, how the sector thinks about philanthropy has changed dramatically. Simply, any person can act with philanthropic intention today – and the good news is, they are.

This new thinking has again been demonstrated this week with long-time supporter of the arts, Dr Pamela Wall OAM announcing that she will match donations of up to $1 million towards the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation, in a new fundraising campaign that aims to inspire and encourage the next generation of arts philanthropists.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina