WORK HISTORY

January 2014- Present drdavekennedy.com Pty Ltd Sydney, NSW, Australia
     
  Managing Director  
     
  Established drdavekennedy.com Pty Ltd, a boutique consulting firm providing grantmaking advisory services for philanthropic foundations and high net-worth families, as well as fundraising advisory services for not-for-profits (NFPs), with a specialisation in higher education and medical research institutes. In addition to his years of experience as a grantmaker, Dr Kennedy is one of Australia‚Äôs most successful fundraisers for medical research institutes (MRIs) and universities, with experience at helping to raise major grants from the government (i.e. both Commonwealth and states) and major gifts from high-net-worth donors. Clients have included the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Berghofer, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI), Orygen - The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, the Centenary Institute, and the Australian National University.
     
     
     
August 2012- Present igiveonepercent.org
Sydney, NSW, Australia
     
  Founder  
     
  Established igiveonepercent.org, focusing on promoting new societal norms for personal annual giving at the level of 1% of net investable wealth (NIW) with the related notions of proportional generosity and the belief that virtually everyone, regardless of circumstances, can and should give regularly.
     
     
     
July 2007-July 2012 The Atlantic Philanthropies Australia Pty Ltd
Executive Director
Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia
     
  Responsible for the management of all philanthropic grants for a major international philanthropic foundation in Australia with additional oversight of grants in Palestine (Gaza), Thailand (Bangkok), and the USA (Arizona, California, and Hawaii). Initiate, review, monitor, and audit an average annual grants budget of approximately $A50m.
     
     
     
July 2007-Dec. 2008 University of Sydney Sydney, NSW, Australia
     
 

Associate Professor, Ageing, Health and Services Research Team, Faculty of Health Sciences

Led the research team (including 4 chief investigators and up to 16 additional research-related staff across four universities) conducting the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage - Projects Grant (2005 - 2009) LP0560311 entitled “Economic, environmental and social psychological evaluation of independent senior living alternatives in Australia” valued in excess of A$1.5m.

     
     
     
March 2000-July 2007 University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW, Australia
     
 

Senior Lecturer, Continuing Appointment, School of Organisation and Management, Faculty of Business (January 2007 – July 2007)

Lecturer, Continuing Appointment, School of Organisation and Management, Faculty of Commerce and Economics (March 2000 – January 2007)

Director, Master of Technology Management (MTM) Program

Faculty of Commerce and Economics (March 2003 – December 2004)

Program director for the MTM Program, which is a tri-faculty program (Faculty of Commerce and Economics, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Science) aimed at developing management skills for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical managers.

Research Associate, UNSW Research Center on Aging and Retirement (RCAR)

RCAR is a multidisciplinary collaborative research center that focuses on applied research related to aging and retirement

     
     
     
October 1996-March 2000 Griffith University Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
     
  Lecturer, Continuing Appointment, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management