Philanthropy

Since its creation by Royal Charter in 1954, gifts and legacies from Fellows and friends have helped the Australian Academy of Science to maintain a degree of financial independence.

Many of our core activities such as scientific meetings, advice to support policy development, publications, education, public awareness and outreach, international activities, awards and fellowships would not be possible without your support.

Support given through general donations is directly responsible for strengthening the Academy’s achievements. Each time you make a gift through our annual tax or special appeals, you help to make the Academy a vital, viable and visible presence in our region.

Guidelines on acceptance of funding

We are deeply grateful to the following individuals and organisations for their extraordinary generosity. Our Academy Pillars have, over time, contributed an outstanding level of support to the Australian Academy of Science.

Academy Pillars

Donations of or valued at $500,000 +

In perpetuity

  • Sir Jack Ellerton Becker FAA

  • Estate of Thomas Lewis Davies

  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

  • FJ Fenner AC CMG MBE FAA FRS and Mrs Bobbie Fenner

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • The Royal Society (UK)—Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund

  • Estate of Ian Gordon Ross AO FAA

  • Estate of Miss JG RussellM

  • Professor John Shine AC FAA

  • Telstra Foundation

  • Professor G W Kenneth Cavill Bequest

The Australian Academy of Science acknowledges the support of donors who gave generously over the past 12 months. Their support plays a critical role in helping the Academy achieve its mission.

President's Circle

Donations of or valued at $100,000 – $499,999

  • Professor Ian McDougall FAA

  • Estate of the Late Professor John Newton FAA and Dr Silva Newton

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Anonymous 1

Science Circle

Donations of or valued at $20,000 – $99,999

  • Professor Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Michelle Coote FAA FRSE

  • Jon Day

  • Doug Hooley PSM

  • Dr Margaret R Middleton

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Kate-Smith Miles

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • In Memory of Sarah (Sally) Smith FAA

  • Anonymous 1

Academy Supporters

Members of all other donor groups receive acknowledgement in the Academy's annual report and acknowledgement on the website, and receive regular donor updates and quarterly newsletters. The Academy is pleased to welcome donors into our giving programs, enabling us to thank and recognise them for their commitment in their giving.

Donations of or valued at $10,000 – $19,999

  • Dr Ken McCracken AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Colin Sullivan FAA

  • Anonymous 2

Friends of the Academy

Donations of or valued at $5,000 – $9,999

  • Professor Warrick Couch FAA

  • Professor Ruth Hall OAM FAA

  • Anonymous 1

Academy Associates

Donations of or valued at $1,000 – $4,999

  • Professor Brian Anderson AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor James Angus AO FAA

  • Dr Alexis Berry

  • Professor Maria Byrne FAA

  • Professor John Chalmers AC FAA FRACP

  • Dr John Church FAA FTSE

  • Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS and Professor Jerry Adams FAA FRS

  • Professor Robert Crompton AM FAA

  • Dr Jean Finnegan FAA

  • Professor Andrew Gleadow AO FAA FGSAust

  • Mr Ian G Hardy

  • Dr TJ Higgins AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE

  • Mr Josh King

  • Professor Emeritus Kerry Landman FAA

  • Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO FAA

  • Mr John Ralph AC FAA FTSE

  • Dr Richard Richards FAA FTSE

  • Emeritus Professor Frank Andrew Smith FAA

  • Sustainable Solutions International Pty Ltd

  • Professoro John White AO CMG FAA FRS

  • Anonymous 3

Donors $500 – $999​

  • Dr Ian Allison AO FAA

  • Professor Michael Alpers AO CSM FAA FRS

  • Professor Marilyn Anderson AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Benjamin Andrews FAA

  • Professor Martin Bennett FAA FRS

  • Professor Peter Colman AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor David Day FAA

  • Professor Michael Cowling FAA

  • Ms Isobel Griffin

  • Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA

  • Professor Andrew Holmes AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Helene Marsh FAA FTSE

  • Professor Boris Martinac FAA

  • Professor Elaine Sadler AO FAA

  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA

  • Professor Xu-Jia Wang FAA

  • Professor Sven Ole Warnaar FAA

  • Professor Rachel Webster AO FAA

  • Professor Jim Whelan FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Jim Williams AM FAA FAIP FMRS FTSE

  • Anonymous 4

Donors up to $499

  • Michael Adena

  • Miss Jas Albert

  • Mrs Elizabeth Allen

  • Dr Cyril Appleby FAA

  • Professor Michael Archer AM FAA FRSN

  • Emeritus Professor Hans Bachor AM FAA

  • Professor Tony Basten AO FAA FTSE

  • Mr Josh Batchelor

  • Dr Robin Bedding AM FAA

  • Professor Debra Bernhardt FAA

  • Dr Keith Boardman AO FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Emeritus Alan Bond FAA

  • Robert Breen

  • Geoffrey Burchfield

  • Professor Henry Burger AO FAA FRACP

  • Dr Wenju Cai FAA

  • Professor John Carter AM FAA FIEAust FTSEP

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE

  • Professor Adrienne Clark AC FAA FTSE

  • Geoffrey Cole

  • Professor Matthew Colless FAA

  • Ms Penny Collings

  • Coline Constable

  • Mr. Anton Cook

  • Professor Marcello Costa AO FAA

  • Professor David Craik FAA

  • Professor Nanda Dasgupta FAA

  • Professor Ian Dawes FAA FRSN

  • Ms Aimee Druce-Smith

  • Professor Ron Ekers AO FAA FRS

  • Professor Jo Etheridge FAA

  • Professor Denis James Evans AM FAA FRACI

  • Professor John R Evans FAA

  • Ms Paula Filmer

  • Dr John Finnigan FAA

  • Professor Ian Frazer AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Friend Building

  • Dr Marianne Frommer FAA

  • Professor Karl Glazebrook FAA

  • Professor Adele Green AC FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Trevor Hambley FAA

  • Professor Peter Hannaford FAA

  • Dr Hal Hatch AM FAA FRS

  • Mr Danny Hetherington

  • Mrs Caroline Hind

  • Professor Eddie Holmes FAA FRS

  • Richard Horobin

  • Professor Michael Hynes FAA

  • Professor Ian Jackson FAA

  • Stefan Johansson

  • Mrs Janis Johnson

  • Professor Bruce Kemp AO FAA FRS

  • Mr Tony Kennedy

  • Professor Brian Kennett AO FAA FRS

  • Professor Kurt Lambeck AO FAA FRS FRSN

  • Professor Johannes Lambers FAA

  • Mr Alex Lau

  • Professor Peter Lay FAA FRACI

  • Professor Max Lu AO FAA FTSE FAA

  • Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM FAA FRSN

  • Professor Maria Makrides FAA

  • Dr Dick Manchester FAA

  • Anne Mann

  • Professor Jennifer Martin AC FAA

  • Professor David McClelland FAA

  • Mr Cameron McDonald

  • Felicity McGrath

  • Professor Bob McIntosh AO FAA

  • Miss Nan Mcintyre

  • Emeritus Professor Elspeth McLachlan FAA

  • Ms Kelly McMahon

  • Cecilia Melano

  • Ms Joan Merrell

  • Professor Craig Moritz FAA

  • Ms Judith Morton

  • Professor Amnon Neeman FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Neville Nichols FAA

  • Dame Brigid Ogilvie AC DBE FAA FRS

  • Professor Hugh O’Neill FAA FRS

  • Ms Anne-Marie Oorloff

  • Dr John O’Sullivan FAA FTSE

  • Professor Robyn Owens FAA

  • Professor Michael Parker FAA

  • Professor John Patrick FAA

  • Professor David Pegg FAA CorrFRSE

  • Lynette Philipson

  • Professor Jim Pittard AM FAA

  • Dr Simon Poole FAA FTSE

  • Emeritus Professor Harry Poulos AM FAA FTSE

  • Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA

  • Professor Steven Prawer FAA

  • Mr John Pritchard

  • Ms Krista Recsei

  • Paul Richards

  • Dr Steve Rintoul FAA

  • Professor Andrew Roberts AM FAA FAHMS

  • Michael Roberts

  • Professor Bruce Runnegar FAA

  • Ms Judith Roga

  • Professor Louise Ryan FAA

  • Professor Lois Salamonsen FAA FRANZCOG (hon)

  • Professor Vicki Sara AO FAA FTSE

  • Ms Karen Schelbach

  • Ms Claire Seldon

  • Professor Frances Separovic AO FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Sloan AO FAA FRSN

  • Professor Andrew Smith FAA

  • Professor David Smyth FAA

  • Professor Terry Speed FAA FRS

  • Professor George Stephenson FAA

  • Dr Roger Summons FAA FRS

  • Professor Patrick Tam FAA FRS

  • Professor Roger Tanner FAA FRS FTSE

  • Mrs Ruth Tiffen

  • Dr Liz Truswell FAA

  • Professor Steve Tyerman FAA

  • Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe AM FAA

  • Jenny Tyrrell

  • Professor Bob Vincent AM FAA

  • Dr John Volkman FAA FRACI

  • Dr Brian Walker AO FAA FTSE

  • Ms Fiona Walls

  • Dr Haibin Wan

  • Dr Robert Watts FAA FTSE

  • Professor Rachel Webster FAA

  • Professor Alan Welsh FAA

  • Mr Peter White

  • Dr Max Whitten AM FAA FTSE

  • Nicole Wiencke

  • Professor Bryan Williams FAA

  • Neil and Margaret Williams

  • Professor Aibing Yu FAA FIChemE FTSE

  • Professor John Zillman AO FAA FTSE

  • Mr Con Zymaris

  • Anonymous 11

NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report. We sincerely apologise if any error or omission has occurred. If you notice an error or omission please notify Academy of Science on 02 6201 9400.

All donations will be acknowledged for a period of twelve months. This list will be updated quarterly. Last updated July 2020.

Academy Pillars

Donations totalling over $500,000

In perpetuity

The Academy is honored to admit its most significant and transformative donors to the Academy Pillars, the Academy’s highest recognition for philanthropy. Academy Pillars’ names are placed on the exclusive Donor Board in the foyer of the Shine Dome at the Academy and receive special invitations to private events with visiting Nobel Laureates and Corresponding Members. They also receive invitations to celebrations, lectures and soirees, private viewings of archives, dinners with Council, award of a plaque to keep and display, acknowledgement in the Annual Report, acknowledgement on the website and receive regular donor updates and quarterly newsletters.

  • Sir Jack Ellerton Becker FAA

  • Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

  • Frank J Fenner AC CMG MBE FAA FRS and Mrs Bobbie Fenner

  • Professor John Shine AO FAA

  • Ian Gordon Ross AO FAA

  • Estate of Thomas Lewis Davies

  • Estate of Dr William H Gladstones

  • Estate of Miss JG Russell

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • The Royal Society (UK)—Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund

  • Telstra

  • Professor G W Kenneth Cavill Bequest

President’s Circle

Donations totalling $100,000 – $499,999

In perpetuity

The President’s Circle has been created to recognise generous gifts of or valued at $100,000. Members of the President’s Circle have their name on the Donor Board in the foyer of the Shine Dome, and receive special invitations to private events with visiting Nobel Laureates and Corresponding Members. They also receive invitations to celebrations, lectures and soirees, private viewings of archives, dinners with Council, award of a plaque to keep and display, acknowledgement in the Annual Report, acknowledgement on the website and receive regular donor updates and quarterly newsletters.

  • Sir Ian Wark CBE FAA FTSE

  • CRA

  • Estate of Miss L R M Douglas

  • Estate of JC Jaeger FAA

  • CG Le Fèvre

  • Professor Ian McDougall FAA and Mrs Pam McDougall

  • National Council for the Centenary of Federation Cultural and Heritage Projects Program

  • Ian Potter Foundation

  • Sir Frederick White KBE FAA and Lady Elizabeth White MB BS

  • Heyde Family

  • Estate of Pauline M Johnston

  • Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS Nobel Laureate and Dr Jenny Gordon

  • Rio Tinto

  • Professor Sir Marc Feldmann AC FAA and Lady Tania Feldmann

  • Benn Selby—Selby Scientific Foundation

  • The Late Professor Rod Rickards FAA and Dr Anna Rickards

  • Professor TP Speed FAA FRS and Ms FE (Sally) Speed

  • Dr Maxwell Day AO FAA

  • Estate of the Late Professor John Newton FAA and Dr Silva Newton

Science Circle

Donations totalling $20,000 – $99,999

2019

  • Professor Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Michelle Coote FAA FRSC

  • Jon Day

  • Doug Hooley PSM

  • Dr Margaret R Middleton

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Kate-Smith Miles

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Anonymous 1

2018

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Anonymous 1

2017

  • Doug Hooley PSM

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Anonymous 1

2016

  • Estate of the Late Professor Jan Anderson FAA

  • Dr Eldon Ball

  • Professor Marilyn Ball FAA

  • Dr Jennifer Gordon

  • Doug Hooley PSM

  • Estate of Professor Paul Ivan Korner AO FAA and Mrs Jennifer Korner

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • Professor David Solomon AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Anonymous 1

2015

  • Estate of the Late Professor D P Craig AO FAA FRS

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Nanda Dasgupta FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Neville Fletcher AM FAA FTSE

  • Griffith University

  • ARC Georgina Sweet Australian Laureate Fellowship to Professor Nalini Joshi FAA

  • Dr Margaret Middleton

  • Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS Nobel Laureate and Dr Jenny Gordon

  • Anonymous 1

2014

  • Professor Jan Anderson FAA

  • Professor James Angus AO FAA

  • Professor David Craig AO FAA

  • Gwenneth Nancy Head Foundation

  • Dr TJ Higgins FAA FTSE and Dr Peggy Higgins

  • Estate of Philip Garth Law AC CBE FAA

  • Mrs Jean Moran

  • Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA and Lady Lyn Nossal

  • The University of Queensland—Australia, School of Biological Sciences

  • Professor TP Speed FAA and Ms FE (Sally) Speed

  • Griffith University

  • Anonymous 1

2013

  • Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA and Professor Jerry Adams FAA

2012

  • CSL Limited

2011

  • Professor Ken Cavill FAA

1956–2009

  • Professor John Stuart Anderson FAA

  • ANZAAS

  • Associated Electrical Industries Ltd, London

  • Australian Heritage Commision, National Estate Grant

  • Australian National University, Research School of Chemistry

  • Australian Science Teachers Association

  • Sir Adolph Basser

  • BHP Community Trust

  • Broken Hill Proprietary Company Ltd

  • Commonwealth Bank Foundation

  • CSL Limited

  • CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology

  • CW Emmens

  • Ford Motor Company

  • Forestry Commission of NSW

  • Foundation de France

  • Mr Geoffrey SV Frew

  • Professor Joseph Gani AM FAA

  • General Motors Holden Ltd

  • Estate of Professor A Gottschalk FAA

  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

  • Harris Daishowa Australia Ltd

  • Kanagawa Prefectural Natural History Museum

  • Emertius Professor HO Lancaster AO FAA

  • Mrs Hanna Lemberg

  • Estate of K Mahler FAA

  • Mazda Foundation

  • National Council for the Centenary of Federation History and Education Program

  • NSW Environmental Education Trust

  • Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

  • Rhone-Poulenc, Australia

  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute

  • Sidney Myer Fund

  • Estate of VA Irwin Smith

  • Wellcome Foundation Australia

  • Dr Roy Woodall AO FAA FTSE

  • Anonymous 1

contact

Isobel Griffin MFIA

Philanthropy Manager

Email: isobel.griffin@science.org.au

Phone: +61 02 6201 9471

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