Imagine a world without science, a world without scientists striving every single day to understand the world around them. It’s virtually impossible to contemplate such a reality. I often think about the collective impact on the world made by the Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science and remain quite awestruck at the difference their work has made to our wellbeing, the economy and our physical and designed environment. The world simply would not be as we know it today in the absence of their contribution.
Equally, it is hard to imagine where the Australian Academy of Science would be without the generosity and philanthropic support of many individuals and organisations.
Gifts and legacies enable the Academy of Science to create cutting edge science education in schools, hold scientific meetings, support public policy development, publish scientific reports, give early-and mid-career scientists the edge they need to advance their science and their careers, make awards and bestow Fellowships on outstanding scientists, and inspire generations of Australians with the wonder of science. Indeed, most of the things that make the Australian Academy of Science unique are supported by private gifts that help students, teachers, scientists and society.
All of us share a desire for science and scientists to prosper and for future generations to benefit from discovery and to be empowered by knowledge. Yet each person has a unique reason for supporting the Australian Academy of Science.
I invite you today to support the Australian Academy of Science through our Annual Giving Program so that together we can continue to build a strong and vibrant future for science in Australia.
The Annual Giving Program offers you the chance to support the Academy of Science through donations that are fully tax deductible. Enclosed is further information about the Program and how you can offer your support.
Should you wish to discuss ways in which you can support the Australian Academy of Science and how you would like your support directed, please contact Ms Isobel Griffith, Manager Development and Stewardship on (02) 6201 9400.
Your support is deeply appreciated.
Professor Andrew Holmes AC PresAA FRS FTSE
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