Remembering WA’s generous philanthropist Stan Perron

Last Friday morning, 96-year-old Stan Perron passed away at his home, survived by wife Jean, three children and seven grandchildren.

His multi-billion dollar empire of property, iron ore, and the WA distribution rights to Toyota cars will remain in the Perron family, most likely with daughter Elizabeth, but that’s not the only legacy the savvy businessman leaves behind.

Stan and Jean have supported a wide variety of institutions for many years. The Perron family have given away vast sums of money to tens of charities, one of those being CLCRF, and Stan warmed the hearts of many with his enduring commitment to ethical behaviour – championing integrity, respect, excellence, team work and compassion.

CLCRF CEO Andrea Alexander said Mr Perron was a regular donor to the organisation, helping to fund research into childhood cancers.

“The Foundation was saddened to learn of Mr Stan Perron’s recent passing.  The Stan Perron Charitable Foundation Ltd have been loyal and strong supporters of CLCRF since 1999.  On behalf of the Foundation Board, it’s members and supporters, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the Perron family at this very sad time.”

A quote from Stan Perron in 2012, which was targeted at other wealthy individuals in WA, summed up the businessman’s approach to giving in his usual direct manner.

“There’s a lot of people in mining who have made fortunes and don’t give much away,” he said. “They buy boats, but they don’t think of charities much. I think they should give more.”

Stan Perron (2 November 1922 – 23 November 2018)