Five iconic Queenslanders honoured for their contribution to Queensland philanthropy were awarded the QCF 2018 Philanthropist of the Year Award.

QCF Philanthropy Week celebrates raising awareness of philanthropy in Queensland, honours community members and organisations who make outstanding philanthropic contributions, and encourages support for charities and community organisations operating throughout Queensland.

QCF 2018 Philanthropy Awards booklet

QCF Community Philanthropist of the Year

Tim Fairfax AC

Nominated by Gary Thorpe OAM, 4MBS Classic FM

An outstanding philanthropist with a proven record of exceptional financial generosity and volunteer leadership to Queensland based non-profit organisations.

QCF Corporate Philanthropist of the Year

QCoal Group

Nominated by Nicole Ireland, QCoal Group

A business that has created a culture of philanthropy, and demonstrated an outstanding commitment to philanthropy.

QCF Higher Education Philanthropist of the Year

Dr Soheil Abedian

Nominated by Gillian French, Griffith University

An outstanding philanthropist with a proven record of exceptional financial generosity and volunteer leadership to a Queensland based tertiary education institution.

QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year

Courtney Talbot

Nominated by Vicki McDonald, State Library of Queensland

An innovative, emerging philanthropist, whose significant early achievements embody the qualities that define philanthropic excellence, including outstanding generosity and creativity.

QCF SME Philanthropist of the Year

Thynne + Macartney

Nominated by Sharon Wood, Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation

A small business whose grass-roots level of charitable support has impacted the local community.

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