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    Rotary Melbourne Lunch 27 March

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    Rotary Melbourne Weekly Lunch Meeting

    Guest Speaker Clementine Lucas, Philanthropy Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Australia

    Topic " Growing Philanthropy in Australia – Why a culture of giving matters"

    Details 12.30 for 12.50 - 2.00pm at No35 Sofitel Melbourne & by ZOOM  

    Australia is one of the wealthiest nations on earth, but it is not one of the most generous. With giving as a percentage of GDP at .81 per cent, Australia lags behind comparable nations, including New Zealand at 1.84 per cent, and 2.1 per cent in the United States. The percentage of Australians giving to charity is also falling rapidly. We know that philanthropy contributes to a better society and can provide flexible and innovative funding where government often can’t. The need to grow philanthropy and foster a culture of giving is therefore critical to the survival of the for-purpose sector, which provides important support and services to communities. As we embark on the greatest wealth transfer in history, there is enormous scope to increase giving and encourage Australians to give more meaning and purpose to their wealth through philanthropy.

    Clementine Lucas joined Morgan Stanley as Head of Philanthropy in February 2024. Clementine is passionate about growing philanthropy in Australia and fostering a culture of giving. She has extensive experience in government, law and the not-for-profit sector. As an experienced grant-maker, Clementine understands how effective philanthropy can unlock maximum impact in the communities her clients seek to support. In addition to her role in supporting philanthropy clients, Clementine shares her expertise and insights with not-for-profit organisations, aiding them in generating the financial support required to fulfill their missions. Before joining Morgan Stanley, Clementine held philanthropic roles in some of Australia’s largest financial, arts, and cultural organisations. She also served as the Senior Adviser to the former Victorian Minister for the Arts.

    Clementine holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws (Juris Doctor) from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Clementine lives on the Mornington Peninsula with her husband and three young children.

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