Strategic Philanthropy – Leadership Insights

13 Oct 2015

In August 2015, Christopher G. Oechsli, President and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies visited Australia to discuss the foundation’s work. Atlantic, a limited-life foundation that will make its final grants by the end of 2016 and will close its doors by 2020, has so far distributed A$10 billion, including A$590 million in Australia. Atlantic’s visit also allowed Chris Oechsli to discuss founding chairman Chuck Feeney’s philosophy and practice of Giving While Living with a significant number of prominent Australians.

The collective insights of the philanthropic, academic, non-profit and business leaders Koda and Atlantic brought together were extraordinarily valuable. This paper distils and disseminates the philanthropic wisdom those present shared at a series of private events, for the benefit of a wider audience.

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