The Smorgon Family.
Are prolifically philanthropic. They’re major benefactors of the Victorian
Arts Centre
and Player Patrons for the MSO. They’re supporters
of the Australian Council for
Children and Youth Organisations
, the Sony Foundation, and have a building
named after them at the Peter
Mac Centre
. They’re life trustees at the Mount
Scopus Memorial College
, and patrons of the arts (Loti
& Victor Smorgon Gallery at the National Gallery
; The Loti and Victor Smorgon
Collection of Contemporary Australian Art
gifted to the MCA in 1995). There’s
a Smorgon Family nursing home, and a $30,000 bequest each
year
to the institute which has supported the winner of the 2004 Premier’s
Award for Research. The list could go on and
on.

BRW:$2.4 billion Last year: $2.3 billion

Stan Perron. –
The Stan Perron Charitable Trust is involved in over 100 different health organizations.
It’s a partner in Kidney Health Australia,
a patron of the Muscular
Dystrophy Association of WA
and a supporter of the PREMB
Milk Bank
. It also donated $500,000
to the Association of the
Blind in WA
in 2004 and $50,000 to the Red Cross Tsunami Appeal
as well as numerous other, smaller donations to organizations including the Princess
Margaret Hospital Foundation
and The Lupus Association.

BRW: $1.2 billion Last year $1.1 billion

John B
Fairfax/Timothy Fairfax.
Media Magnates – $300,000
in cash and in kind to the tsunami appeal. Patrons of the arts, including the portrait collection
at the National Gallery; donated between $25,000 and $49,999 to the Queensland
Museum Foundation
; support the Foundation for
Regional and Rural Renewal
; and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation donated
$3
million
in 2005.

BRW $1.1 billion Last year $1 billion

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