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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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Doug Hooley PSM
  • Dr Margaret R Middleton
  • 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 M N Barber FAA FTSE
  • Anonymous 1

Friends of the Academy

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

  • Professor Max Crossley FAA FRACI
  • Professor Xu-Jia Wang FAA

Academy Associates

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

  • Professor Brian Anderson AC FAA FRS FTSE
  • Dr Alexis Berry
  • Dr John Chalmers AC FAA FRACP
  • Dr John Church FAA FTSE
  • Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS
  • Emeritus Professor Patrick De Deckker AM FAA HonGSL
  • Professor Min Gu FAA FTSE
  • Dr Brian H Kay AM FAA
  • Professor John McKenzie FAA
  • Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO FAA
  • Dr Rana Munns FAA
  • Sir Rupert Myers AO FAA FTSE
  • Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS FTSE and Lady Lyn Nossal
  • Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA
  • Mr John Ralph AC FAA FTSE
  • Mrs Verna Symons
  • Anonymous 2

Donors $500 – $999

  • Professor Martin Bennett FAA FRS
  • Mr Nicholas Benson
  • Professor Min Gu FAA FTSE
  • Mr Ian Hardy
  • Professor R P Harvey FAA
  • Professor Andrew Holmes AC FAA FRS FTSE
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA
  • Professor Bruce McKellar FAA
  • Dr Laurence Mound
  • Dr Richard Richards FAA FTSE
  • Professor Ole Warnaar FAA
  • Anonymous 1

Donors up to $499

  • Mrs Eliza Allen
  • Professor Michael P Alpers AO CSM FAA FRS FTWAS
  • Ms Cynthia Anderson
  • Professor James Angus AO FA
  • Dr Cyril Appleby FAA
  • Emeritus Professor Hans Bachor AM FAA FOSA
  • Professor Robert Baxter FAA
  • Ms Libby Berrie
  • Dr Keith Boardman AO FAA FRS FTSE
  • Dr Michael Bruce FAA FRACI FRS
  • Susanna Bourke
  • Professor Henry Burger AO FAA FRACP
  • Robin Cayzer
  • Khaled Chakli
  • Jun Chen
  • Professor Matthew Colless FAA
  • Anton Cook
  • Ms Alice Cordy
  • Dr Peter Coyne
  • Teresa Crowley
  • Professor David de Kretser AC FAA FRACP FTSE
  • Professor Bob Dewar FAA
  • Ms Robyn Diamond
  • Associate Professor Jane Elith FAA
  • Ms Sara Elkholy
  • Karen Fildes
  • Kerry Forman
  • Ms Karen Gair
  • Professor David Giles
  • Professor Karl Glazebrook FAA
  • Dr Alana Grech
  • Ms Isobel Griffin
  • Mr Martin Halloran
  • Dr Hal Hatch AM FAA FRS
  • Dr Lara Herrero
  • Ms Julie Herring
  • Professor Patrick Holt FAA
  • Ms Janet Jeffs
  • Mrs Janis Johnson
  • Mr Tony Kennedy
  • Professor Lisa Kewley FAA
  • Kotesh Khandala
  • Emeritus Professor J Lance AO CBE FAA
  • Professor Alec Lazenby AO
  • Mr Damien Lee
  • Ms Helen Longdon
  • Cody Luke
  • Mr Scott Mackie
  • Dr Claire Manson
  • Mrs Maria Mason
  • Mr Clark McCallum
  • Ms Julie McDougall
  • Ms Cecilia Melano
  • Ms Melanie Melano
  • Jintra Nitwan
  • Alia Papageorgiou
  • Bayu Tegar Perkasa
  • Dr John Passioura FAA
  • Professor M Paterson FAA
  • Professor David Pegg FAA CorrFRSE
  • Professor Harry Poulos AM FAA FTSE
  • Lauren Rose Power
  • Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
  • Riley Price
  • Professor George Rogers AO FAA
  • Dr Simone Richer
  • Professor Sarah Robertson FAA
  • Dr Libby Robin
  • Ms Margaret Robinson
  • Ms Suzanna Rumon
  • Professor Lois Salamonsen FAA
  • Professor Frances Separovic FAA
  • Dr Justine Shaw
  • Dr Denise Sherer
  • Mr Oliver Simonetti
  • Mr Michael Sloan
  • Professor David Smyth FAA
  • Professor Srini Srinivasan AM FAA FRS
  • Ms Melissa Straffon
  • Mr Chenglei Sun
  • Dave A Sutton
  • Ms Helen Swift
  • Professor San Thang AC FAA FTSE
  • Mr Warren Thomas
  • Ms Lindsay Tuggle
  • Professor Susanne von Caemmerer FAA FRS
  • Mr Matthew Walsh
  • Dr Caiyun Wang
  • Mr Chris Warren
  • Professor Robin Warren AC FAA Nobel Laureate
  • Mr Peter White
  • Professor Ruth Williams FAA
  • Professor Jim S Williams AM FAA
  • Associate Professor Kerrie Wilson
  • Mrs D Alleyne Womersley
  • Professor Nick Wormald FAA
  • Dr John Zillman AO FAA FTSE
  • Anonymous 6

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 30 June 2018.

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