By Jed Lanyon
Elias Jreissati has been recognised as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday 2019 honours for his significant service to the community through charitable donations.
Mr Jreissati is the chairman of Benson’s Property Group, one of Melbourne’s leading inner city property development and investment companies.
His contributions extend to the Yarra Ranges, as he has supported Gruyere CFA and is a founder and director of Levantine Hill Estate Winery and Vineyard since 2007.
Mr Jreissati is a benefactor for a range of medical organisations, including Epworth Medical Foundation, Alfred Medical Research (Monash University), Cabrini Hospital and West Wimmera Health Service.
He has supported the National Gallery of Victoria, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and many other charity organisations.
This year, the Queen’s Birthday 2019 list recognises 993 outstanding and inspirational Australians.
Recipients will receive their awards at Government Houses around the country in the coming months.