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Our Major Donors are Friends of The Conversation who have a special personal relationship with our organisation and the work we do to provide better information to support better decisions. They are kept informed on the impact of their support and join us for special events and opportunities to get closer to our work and our family of experts.

The Conversation would like to thank those individuals who have shown their commitment to our work with a major donation. Major donations for the financial year 2022-2023 are:

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Lindsay Adams, The Beeton Family Fund, The Bowness Family Foundation, Therese Cochrane & Fred Woollard, The Finkel Foundation, Joyce Kirk, The Orgill Family Foundation, The Koshland Innovation Fund, The Sky Foundation, Tony Wheeler, Harrison Young, Anon (1).

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Legacy Supporters

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Power of Ten supporters

The Conversation would like to recognise a select group of people who have shown their support for our work for over 10 years. Many of these Friends of The Conversation have been supporting us since we began. We are humbled by their faith in us and immensely grateful for their continued support. Our thanks to:

Robert Allen, Ronan Bernard, Perry Gretton, Shane Hewitt, Martyn Hiley, Richard Jones, Stephen Lance, Teresa Lennie, Adam Lippiatt, Michael Lewarne, Alan McCormack, Anthony Moon, David More, Courtney Pederson, Jeffrey Potter, John Richardson, Hui-chang (Lan) Wang, Michael Wise, Meredyth Woodward.

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