Rubbo awarded ‘Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award’
Managing director of Readings Mark Rubbo has been jointly awarded the Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award at the 2018 Creative Partnerships Awards.
Rubbo shared the award with philanthropist, volunteer and advocate Beau Neilson.
Run by Creative Partnerships Australia, the awards ‘recognise extraordinary people who support and invest in the arts and, with their commitment, energy and dedication, actively encourage others to do the same’.
‘The idea of philanthropic giving has been embedded in music or major performing arts for many generations. In literature that’s relatively recent,’ said Wheeler Centre director Michael Williams. ‘Mark’s combination of business acumen and generosity of spirit has really shown the way for a whole lot of people in the literary sector to understand what they do as an artform.’
The 2018 awards recognised six leaders across four categories, including awards for arts leadership, business leadership and philanthropy leadership. Winners were announced at a ceremony on 6 August in Sydney.
To find out more about the awards, and see video footage with the winners, see the website.