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.

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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 Russell

  • Professor John Shine AC FAA

  • Telstra Foundation

  • Professor G W Kenneth Cavill Bequest

  • 1 Anonymous

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 Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • Dr Jon Day PhD

  • The Finkel Foundation

  • Mr Doug Hooley PSM

  • The Ian Potter Foundation

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Minderoo Foundation

  • Anonymous 2

Science Circle

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

  • Professor Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • Dr Jon Day PSM PhD

  • The Finkel Foundation

  • Mr Doug Hooley PSM

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • Anonymous 1

Academy Supporters

Members of all other donor groups receive and acknowledgement on the website, and receive regular donor updates and 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 (Incorporating Celebrate Science Donors)

  • The Selby Foundation

  • Professor Terry Speed FAA FRS

  • Professor Colin Sullivan FAA

  • Anonymous 2

Friends of the Academy

Donations of or valued at $5,000 – $9,999 (Incorporating Celebrate Science Donors)

  • Professor Warrick Couch FAA

  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE

  • Dr Ken McCracken AO FAA FTSE

  • Estate of the Late Professor John Newton FAA

  • Professor Leo Radom AC FAA

  • Dr Rosalie Schultz

  • Emeritus Professor Jim S Williams AO FAA FTSE

  • Anonymous 1

Academy Associates

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

  • Professor John Chalmers AC FAA FAHMS

  • Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Peter Colman AC AFF FTSE FRS

  • Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO FAA

  • Dr Richard Richards FAA FTSE

  • Anonymous 3

Celebrate Science Donors

Donations of $1,000 and over to the Celebrate Science Copper Tile Campaign

  • Dr Ian Allison AO FAA

  • Professor Brian Anderson AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Marilyn Anderson AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor James Angus AO FAA FAHMS

  • Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (AMMS)

  • Emeritus Professor Hans Bachor AM FAA

  • Professor Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Perry Bartlett AO FAA

  • Professor Tony Basten AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Rodney Baxter FAA FRS

  • Professor Sam Berkovic AC FAA FAHMS FRS

  • Professor Debra Bernhardt FAA

  • Professor Linda Blackall FAA

  • Dr Keith Boardman AO FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Emeritus Alan Bond FAA

  • Professor Emeritus Max Brennan AO FAA

  • Professor Maria Byrne FAA

  • Professor John Carter AM FAA FIEAust FTSE

  • Dr Mary Carver

  • Professor John Chalmers AC FAA FRACP

  • Professor Steven Chown FAA

  • Professor Arthur Christopoulos FAA FAHMS

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE

  • Dr Gregory Clark AC FAA FTSE

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

  • Professor Warrick Couch FAA

  • Professor David Craik FAA

  • Professor Noel Cressie FAA

  • Professor David Day FAA

  • Professor Peter Doherty AC FAA FAHMS FRS Nobel Laureate

  • Professor Joanne Etheridge FAA

  • Professor Denis James Evans AM FAA FRACI

  • Professor John R Evans FAA

  • Professor Graham Farquhar AO FAA FRS

  • Dr Alan Finkel AO FAA FTSE FAHMS

  • Dr Jean Finnegan FAA

  • Professor Ian Frazer AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Julian Gale FAA

  • Professor Jozef Gécz FAA FAHMS

  • Geophysicists from the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU

  • Professor Robert (Bob) Gilbert FAA

  • Professor Andrew Gleadow AO FAA FGSAust

  • Professor Robert Graham AO FAA

  • Professor David Craik FAA FRS

  • Professor Jennifer Graves AO FAA

  • Professor Kliti Grice FAA

  • Professor Ruth Hall OAM FAA

  • Professor Glenda Halliday FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Doug Hilton AO FAA FTSE FAHMS

  • Professor Andrew Holmes AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Wendy Hoy AO FAA

  • Professor Ian Jackson FAA

  • Professor Brian Kennett AO FAA FRS

  • Professor Anthony (Tony) Klein AM FAA

  • Professor Philip Kuchel AM FAA

  • Professor Kurt Lambeck AO FAA FRS FRSN

  • Professor Johannes Lambers FAA

  • Professor Emeritus Kerry Landman FAA

  • Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM FAA FRSN

  • Dr Dick Manchester FAA

  • Professor Helene Marsh AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Barry Marshall AC FAA FAHMS FRS Nobel Laureate

  • Associate Professor Lisa Martin

  • Professor Jennifer L Martin AC FAA

  • Professor Boris Martinac FAA

  • Professor Ivan Marusic FAA

  • Professor David McClelland FAA

  • Professor Trevor McDougall AC FAA FRS

  • Emeritus Professor Bruce McKellar

  • Emeritus Professor Elspeth McLachlan FAA

  • Mr David Moodie

  • Professor Stephen Opat

  • Professor Suzanne O’Reilly AM FAA

  • Professor Robyn Owens FAA

  • Professor Michael Parker FAA FAHMS

  • Dr John Passioura FAA

  • Professor John Patrick FAA

  • Dr William Peacock AC FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Robert Porter AC FAA

  • Professor Hugh Possingham FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AC FAA

  • John Ralph AC FAA ATSE

  • Professor Mark Randolph AO FAA FTSE FRS

  • Professor Colin Raston AO FAA

  • Professor Roger Reddel AO FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Linda Richards AO FAA FAHMS

  • Dr Stephen Rintoul AO FAA AAM

  • Professor Andrew Roberts AM FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Alison Rodger FAA

  • Professor Louise Ryan FAA

  • Professor Elaine Sadler AO FAA

  • Professor Lois Salamonsen FAA FRANZCOG (hon)

  • Professor Malcolm Sambridge FAA

  • Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS Nobel Laureate

  • Professor Susan Scott FAA

  • Professor Timothy Senden

  • Professor Frances Separovic AO FAA

  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA FAHMS (Hon) FRS

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Sloan AO FAA FRSN

  • Professor Jonathon Sprent FAA FRS

  • Professor Tamarapu Sridar AO FAA FTSE

  • Dr Roger Summons FAA FRS

  • Professor Roger Tanner FAA FRS FTSE

  • Professor Dacheng Tao FAA

  • Professor Richard Tarala

  • Professor San Thang AC FAA FTSE

  • Professor Neil Trudinger FAA FRS

  • Professor Steve Tyerman FAA

  • Susanne von Caemmerer FAA FRS

  • Dr Brian Walker AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Rachel Webster AO FAA

  • Professor Erich Weigold AM FAA FTSE

  • Professor Jim Whelan FAA

  • Professor John White AO FAA FRS

  • Dr Maxwell Whitten AM FAA

  • Professor Bryan Williams FAA

  • Professor James Williams FAA

  • Professor Robert Williamson AO FAA FAHMS(Hon) FRS

  • Anonymous 2

Donors $500 – $999​ (Incorporating Celebrate Science part dedications)

  • Professor Michael Alpers AO CSM FAA FRS

  • Professor Benjamin Andrews FAA

  • Professor Maria Byrne FAA

  • Professor Michael Cowling FAA

  • Dr Cathy Foley AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Helene Marsh AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Sven Ole Warnaar FAA

  • Professor Susanne von Caemmerer FAA FRS

  • Anonymous 4

Donors up to $499 (Incorporating Celebrate Science part dedications)

  • Professor Marilyn Anderson AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor James Angus AO FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Michael Archer AM FAA FRSN

  • Professor Adrian Baddeley FAA

  • Dr Stuart Barrow

  • Professor Robin Batterham AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Robert Baxter AM FAA

  • Professor Martin Bennett FAA FRS

  • Emeritus Professor David Blair FAA

  • Dr Keith Boardman AO FAA FRS FTSE

  • Ms Stacey Bolto

  • Dr Helen Bromhead

  • Professor Henry Burger AO FAA FRACP

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE

  • Professor John Church AO FAA FTSE

  • Anton Cook

  • Mrs Sue Cooke

  • Lynette D’Alton

  • Dr Kishor Dabke

  • April Davis

  • Lance Davis

  • Professor Ian Dawes FAA FRSN

  • Professor Bob Dewar FAA

  • Ms Minh Doan

  • Professor David Doddrell AM FAA

  • Edna Dundas

  • John Eaton

  • Ms Vanessa Eckhaus

  • Professor Murray Esler AM FAA

  • Professor Jo Etheridge FAA

  • Professor John Evans FAA

  • Ms Amie Fisher

  • Ms Larissa Fedunik - Hofman

  • Ms Susan Funder

  • Christian Garland

  • Professor Jozef Gécz FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Andy Gleadow AO FAA FGSAust

  • Professor Chris Goodnow FAA FRS

  • Professor Adele Green AC FAA FAHMS

  • Professor Bill Griffin

  • Professor Bob Graham AO FAA

  • Professor David Groves FAA

  • Rachana Gupta

  • Kathryn Hadleigh

  • Professor Glenda Halliday FAA

  • Steve Ham

  • Professor Peter Hannaford FAA

  • Ms Jeni Harlim

  • Dr Hal Hatch AM FAA FRS

  • Dr TJ Higgins AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor David Hill FAA FTSE

  • Ms Kathryn Hines

  • Professor Gyorgy Hutvagner

  • Professor Graeme Jameson AO FAA FTSE FRS

  • Professor The Honourable Barry Jones AC FAA FTSE FAHA FASSA

  • Mrs Janis Johnson

  • Mr Joshua King

  • Diana Kirby

  • Mrs Amanda Knol

  • Professor David de Kretser AC FAA FTSE FAHMS

  • Krystina Lamb

  • Professor Peter Lay FAA FRACI

  • Chong-Yong Lee

  • Professor Catherine Lovelock FAA

  • Professor Max Lu AO FAA FTSE

  • Professor Boris Martinac FAA

  • Professor Thomas Maschmeyer FAA FTSE

  • Professor David McClelland FAA

  • Mr Clark McCallum

  • Professor Malcolm McCulloch FAA FRS

  • Professor Trevor McDougall AC FAA FRS

  • Felicity McGrath

  • Professor Bob McIntosh AO FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Elspeth McLachlan FAA

  • Ms Kelly McMahon

  • Professor Kerrie Mengersen FAA

  • Mrs Joan Merrell

  • Professor Craig Moritz FAA

  • Professor Paul Mulvaney FAA

  • Ms Sheryl Navin

  • Professor Barbara Nowak FAA

  • Dame Brigid Ogilvie AC DBE FAA FRS

  • Professor Suzanne O’Reilly FAA

  • Professor Charles Osmond FAA FRS

  • Paul Pavli

  • Jill Peterson

  • Professor David Pegg FAA CorrFRSE

  • Mr William Pearce

  • Ms Supriya Perera

  • Professor Jim Pittard AM FAA

  • Professor Barry Pogson FAA

  • Emeritus Professor Harry Poulos AM FAA FTSE

  • Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger AC FAA

  • Professor Roger Redell AO FAA FAHMS

  • Dr Steve Rintoul FAA

  • Professor Louise Ryan FAA

  • Professor Elaine Sadler AO FAA

  • Professor Vicki Sara AO FAA FTSE

  • Dr Agus Santoso

  • Dr Katherine Sawford

  • Professor Frances Separovic AO FAA

  • Kerry Sheehan

  • Dr Denise Sherer

  • Katarina Simunic

  • Professor Andrew Smith FAA

  • Professor David Smyth FAA

  • Professor Martina Stenzel FAA

  • Margaret St Hill

  • Mrs Ruth Tiffen

  • Dr Elizabeth Truswell FAA

  • Professor Bob Vincent AM FAA

  • Susanne von Caemmerer FAA FRS

  • Professor Xu-Jia Wang FAA

  • Professor Robin Warren AC FAA Nobel Laureate

  • Professor Peter Waterhouse FAA

  • Dr Robert Watts FAA FTSE

  • Professor Alan Welsh FAA

  • Professor Jim Whelan FAA

  • Professor Cynthia Whitchurch FAA

  • Mrs Launa Wyatt

  • Professor Bryan Williams FAA

  • Dr George Williams FAA

  • Simon Williams

  • Professor Howard Wiseman FAA

  • Professor John Zillman AO FAA FTSE

  • Anonymous 13

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 August 2022.

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

2021

  • Dr Jon Day
  • Mr Doug Hooley PSM
  • Anna Rickards
  • Anonymous 1

2020

  • 3M Australia and New Zealand and 3M Foundation

  • Professor Michael Barber AO FAA FTSE

  • Estate of the Late Professor David Curtis FAA

  • Jon Day

  • In Memory of Ruth Stephens-Gani

  • Doug Hooley PSM

  • Dr Anna Rickards

  • In Memory of Sarah (Sally) Smith FAA

  • Anonymous 1

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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