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Donor Honour Roll

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
  • 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 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

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

  • Professor Colin Sullivan FAA
  • Anonymous 1

Friends of the Academy

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

  • Professor Max Crossley FAA FRACI

Academy Associates

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

  • Dr Alexis Berry
  • Dr John Church FAA FTSE
  • Professor Andrew Holmes AC FAA FRS FTSE
  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE
  • Professor Kerry Landman FAA
  • Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO FAA
  • Mr John Ralph AC FAA FTSE
  • Dr Richard Richards FAA FTSE
  • Professor John Shine AC PresAA
  • Sustainable Solutions International Pty Ltd
  • Anonymous 2

Donors $500 – $999​

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FACE FTSE     
  • Andrew Donnellan – CompCon Incorporated
  • Professor Michael Cowling FAA
  • Dr Elizabeth Finnegan FAA
  • Ms Isobel Griffin
  • Mr Ian Hardy
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA
  • Professor Jennifer Martin AC FAA
  • ​Professor Xu-Jia Wang FAA
  • Professor Sven Ole Warnaar FAA
  • Anonymous 1

Donors up to $499

  • Professor David Allen FAA
  • Mrs Eliza Allen
  • Professor Michael Alphers AO FAA FRS        
  • Professor Benjamin Andrews FAA
  • Professor James Angus AO FA
  • Dr Cyril Appleby FAA
  • Aisling Arnould
  • Professor Jenefer Blackwell FAA
  • Emeritus Professor David Blair FAA
  • Emeritus Professor D V Boger FAA FRS FTSE
  • Professor Jennie Brand – Miller AM FAA
  • Liz Brown
  • Professor Henry Burger AO FAA FRACP
  • Professor Maria Byrne FAA
  • Malgosia Bytnerowicz
  • Coline Constable
  • Michelle Cooper
  • Jane Coram
  • Professor Ian Dawes FAA FRSN
  • Professor David Doddrell AM FAA
  • Professor David de Kretser AC FAA FRACP FTSE
  • Dean Economou
  • Professor Simon Foote FAA FTSE
  • Professor Karl Glazebrook FAA
  • Professor Andrew Gleadow AO FAA FGSAust
  • Mona Goldsmith
  • Judy Green
  • Dr Hal Hatch AM FAA FRS
  • Mrs Janis Johnson
  • Mr Tony Kennedy
  • Professor Johannes Lambers FAA
  • Professor Peter Lay FAA FRACI
  • Ms Heidi Lehtis
  • Associate Professor Stephen Leslie
  • Professor Max Lu AO FTSE FAA
  • Professor Eugenie Lumbers AM FAA FRSN
  • Professor Maria Makrides
  • Dr Dick Manchester FAA
  • Professor Boris Martinac FAA
  • Mr Clark McCallum
  • Professor Bob McIntosh AO FAA
  • Ms Joan Merrell
  • Dr John Oakeshott FAA FTSE
  • Dame Brigid Ogilvie AC DBE FAA FRS
  • Ms Anne-Marie Oorloff
  • Professor Michael Parker FAA
  • Professor David Pegg FAA CorrFRSE
  • Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
  • Professor Bruce Runnegar FAA
  • Professor Frances Separovic AO FAA
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Sloan AO FAA FRSN
  • Professor Andrew Smith FAA
  • Professor David Smyth FAA
  • Professor Srini Srinivasan AM FAA FRS
  • Kate Stanley
  • David Swanton
  • Professor Patrick Tam FAA FRS
  • Lucinda Tyrrell
  • Dr John Volkman FAA FRACI
  • Professor John Warren AC FAA Nobel Laureate
  • Dr Robert Watts FAA FTSE
  • Professor Rachel Webster FAA
  • Professor Jim Whelan FAA
  • Claire White
  • Graeme Whiting
  • Nicole Wiencke
  • Emeritus Professor Jim Williams AM FAA FAIP FMRS FTSE
  • Mr Peter Yates AM FTSE FAICD
  • Anonymous 7

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 October 2019.

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