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Diverse Perspectives on Philanthropy - Sydney

  • Sydney Town Hall - Treasury Room 483 George Street Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)


The Channel Giving Circle, Cr Linda Scott, & Perpetual invite you to an evening with US philanthropist, Sparks. She will be joined in conversation with Mikhara Ramsing.

Young, queer, a woman of colour and the head of her family’s foundation in the US, Sparks’ journey has been different to that of most philanthropic leaders. Join us for an in-conversation with Sparks, Mikhara Ramsing, to hear about the importance of diversity in philanthropy, why we should encourage it and what it means for the future of giving.

Drinks and canapes 6:15-7:00pm, with formal proceedings to following from 7:00-8:00pm

About Sparks

Sparks values and is deeply committed to promoting equity in the non-profit and for-profit social impact sectors based on her experience as a queer, multi-racial, next generation, woman in the field of philanthropy. She is currently the Executive Director of the Masto Foundation, a small US-based family foundation rooted in the Japanese-American community, and a Member of the Funding Queerly Giving Circle.

Sparks is coming to Australia in partnership with The Channel, Australia’s only LGBTQIA+ Giving Circle, growing the pot of gold under the rainbow

About Mikhara

Mikhara Ramsing is a 27-year-old social entrepreneur from Brisbane, QLD. She runs two social enterprises including Ethnic LGBT+ which is Australia's only free national website providing support, education and mentoring for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) LGBT+ individuals. Mikhara is an FYA Social Pioneer, the NSW Young Achiever 2017, one of 10 Westpac Social Change Fellows 2018, and one of five ASEAN-Australian Emerging Leaders by the Australian Federal Government. She believes stories save lives and has travelled around Australia in a self-built tiny home connecting with rural and regional youth to empower their voice in creating a more inclusive Australia. She also sits on The Channel's Management Committee.

This event is proudly supported by Perpetual, Cr Linda Scott, and The Channel.