Good Pitch Australia.s founder, moderator and chair Ian Darling was presented with the Leading Philanthropist Award at the annual Philanthropy Australia Awards last week.
Under Darling.s guidance, Good Pitch has raised more than $14 million for 19 documentaries and their outreach campaigns over the past three years. These include That Sugar Film, Gayby Baby, Prison Songs, The Hunting Ground, Frackman, Call Me Dad, Constance on the Edge, Zach.s Ceremony, Whiteley and Blue.
Darling is also chair and founder of the Shark Island Institute, and founder and patron of the Documentary Australia Foundation. Outside of film, Darling has chaired the The Caledonia Foundation since 2001.
CEO of Philanthropy Australia Sarah Davies said Darling's work was an example of philanthropy at its best..
.The Leading Philanthropist Award goes to an individual in recognition of their outstanding individual philanthropic work: they embody Philanthropy Australia.s vision for a more giving Australia
Good Pitch Australia founder Ian Darling wins top gong at philanthropy awards