Vice-President John Cameron came across this philanthropic and interesting foundation and I share his findings with you.
Philanthropy is the rational response to wealth
The Cameron Foundation (ABN 94 746 768 251) was established using the proceeds of the sale of Cameron Systems to Orc Software in 2006. Currently the foundation donates around $700,000 each year to a range of charities primarily in the areas of health, education, human rights and disaster relief.
Most donations are made in July which means that we can publish a draft Annual Report at the beginning of the current financial year. It is updated throughout the year if we make any extra donations but it should be substantially complete in July.
The directors are John, Alison, Donald and Caroline Cameron. John co-founded and works full time, pro bono, for Talent Beyond Boundaries – a global response to the current refugee crisis.
We are inspired by the examples of Sidney Myer (Myer Foundation) and Bill and Melinda Gates (Gates Foundation).
Gates’ answers to some tough questions.
They are examples of lives well lived and role models for those fortunate enough to have found substantial material wealth in their lifetime.
The man who dies rich, dies disgraced
– Andrew Carnegie
We have also been inspired by the work of Peter Singer – in particular his book
The Life You Can Save .
Can we really believe that we are living a good life, an ethically decent life if we don’t do anything serious to help reduce poverty around the world
– Peter Singer
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