Daniel Croke : Antiques & Philanthropy

According to Dan Croke, there are many definitions out there of what exactly a philanthropist is, but in a nutshell, a philanthropist is a person who believes that society should be able to benefit from the gifts that people give to it. The philosophy behind philanthropy is that a person should not need to earn a living in order to give something back to society. It’s common for a philanthropist to base their giving method on a personal interest, and in the history of Australian philanthropy, the main forms of philanthropy were community based.

Dan Croke on Types of Philanthropy

There are several ways that a philanthropist can choose to give back to society, some of which are much more direct than others. For instance, many philanthropists use their money to develop educational programs, providing scholarships and grants to low income families, or to help with educational costs of students who would otherwise not have access to these educational opportunities. Others choose to donate to charity, by way of donations or grants towards specific charitable causes such as AIDS research or cancer research, or by participating in political activities such as voting or running for public office. In general, however, any form of philanthropy that helps to improve the lives of other people, is known as philanthropy, says Dan Croke

Dan Croke – What Can Be Considered Philanthropy

There is also a broad range of activities that could be considered philanthropy, including art creations, political activism, lobbying, fundraising, and philanthropy in the area of environmental protection. One type of philanthropy that are becoming increasingly popular, and that is fast becoming recognized as an important tool for changing the world, is volunteerism. As with giving to charity, volunteering one’s services comes in a variety of forms. Some volunteers actively participate in humanitarian efforts, while others focus on a particular community or social issue. Regardless of the type of volunteer activity, however, any effort to help others would be viewed as philanthropy.

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Dan Croke was a disadvantaged young man living in relative poverty in his formative years. This led Dan Croke to become a giver to others, not a taker. In a wide ranging interview Dan Croke explains that coming from a background of “living hand to mouth” in his early years, led to a lifetime of trying to build sustainable wealth for his own family and to give back to people he felt had been left behind.

These days Dan Croke is property investor, helping others to achieve financial freedom through investing. This Brisbane man, Dan Croke, who grew up in Warwick, Qld, moved to Brisbane and went on to become a wealthy property investor, having so far acquired almost 200 properties, some of which are individually worth as much as $5M and $10M. He has silently and anonymously helped scores of people over the years

You can find more at the Dan Croke website https://www.dancroke.net.au/dan-croke-profile/ or by watching “A Current Affair” on Channel 9 from the 28th January 2021 about  the secret philanthropist: Dan Croke.