Both Lyndi and Rodney Adler have been involved in philanthropy for their entire adult lives and continue to be actively involved to this day both from the point of view of generous donations to charities and organisations that are close to their heart, but also in the area of advice and board/Committee positions.
Sydney Institute – I was a governor for many years and was instrumental in putting in place the yearly calendar event, originally called the Larry Adler Memorial lecture series which became the Sydney Institute dinner. Which continues to this very day and has over a thousand people. It is a calendar event.
Garvan Institute – I was a governor/director for five years.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation – Lyndi was on the board and then became Chairman. She was a founder of the Gold Dinner and during Lyndi’s tenure as Chairman, the Gold Dinner was the first charity in Sydney to raise over $1 million in one night. A remarkable achievement at the time and still is now.
The names below are a list of the charities and organisations that have been the beneficiary of Rodney and Lyndi’s combined generosity.
1. St Vincent’s Hospital
2. Jewish House
3. Cranbrook School
4. University of New South Wales
6. Mount Scopus Memorial College (Melbourne)
7. Red Cross
8. Sydney City Mission
10. United Israel Appeal
11. Montefiore Home
12. Jewish Communal Appeal
13. Sydney Jewish Museum
14. Children’s Hospital Melbourne
15. Curran Foundation
16. Peter MacCallum Cancer research
17. Central Synagogue
18. Beyond Blue
19. Diabetes Australia