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Guest speakers 

Rupert Myer AO, President of The Myer Foundation, and founder of a family PAF

Dr Elizabeth Cham, as former CEO of Philanthropy Australia, responsible for establishing PAFs (along with others)

Chair: Krystian Seibert, a well- known philanthropy researcher, academic and Policy & Regulatory Specialist at Philanthropy Australia

Presented by ANZTSR and QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS), this webinar will offer insight into why individuals and families establish PAFs and why this new form of philanthropy is important for the not-for-profit sector.

Tues, 21 June 12pm-1pm AEST No cost

Register online for the Zoom link:


Twenty-one years ago, the Australian Government introduced a new form of philanthropy; Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs)* modelled on the American independent family foundation.

Today, there are approximately 2,000 PAFs, with a capital base of $10 billion.

*Originally called Prescribed Private Funds (PPFs)