Historical donor recognition

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

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

Science Circle

Donations totalling $20,000 – $99,999

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
  • 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

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