Philanthropic giving

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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About our donors

Shine On—Donor newsletter, June 2018

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Shine On—Donor newsletter, May 2017

Shine On—Donor newsletter, December 2016

Shine On—Donor newsletter, May 2016

Shine On—Donor newsletter, December 2015

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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

  • 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 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

Academy Associates

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

  • Dr Alexis Berry
  • Dr John Chalmers AC FAA FRACP
  • Dr John Church FAA FTSE
  • Professor R P Harvey FAA
  • Professor Fred Mendelsohn AO FAA
  • Sir Rupert Myers AO FAA FTSE
  • Professor Sir Gustav Nossal AC CBE FAA FRS FTSE and Lady Lyn Nossal
  • Mr John Ralph AC FAA FTSE
  • Anonymous 2

Donors $500 – $999

  • Professor Martin G Banwell AO FAA
  • Professor Martin Bennett FAA FRS
  • Andrew Donnellan – CompCon Incorporated
  • Professor Min Gu FAA FTSE
  • Mr Ian Hardy
  • Professor Andrew Holmes AC FAA FRS FTSE
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO FAA
  • Professor Bruce McKellar FAA
  • Emeritus Professor Dr John McKenzie FAA
  • Dr Laurence Mound
  • Dr Richard Richards FAA FTSE
  • Professor Ole Warnaar FAA
  • Anonymous 1

Donors up to $499

  • Mrs Eliza Allen
  • Ms Cynthia Anderson
  • Professor James Angus AO FA
  • Dr Cyril Appleby FAA
  • Aisling Arnould
  • Professor Robert Baxter FAA
  • Ms Libby Berrie
  • Dr Keith Boardman AO FAA FRS FTSE
  • Emeritus Professor D V Boger FAA FRS FTSE
  • Dr Michael Bruce FAA FRACI FRS
  • Professor Matthew Colless FAA
  • Michelle Cooper
  • Professor David de Kretser AC FAA FRACP FTSE
  • Dean Economou
  • Professor Karl Glazebrook FAA
  • Mona Goldsmith
  • Ms Isobel Griffin
  • Dr Hal Hatch AM FAA FRS
  • Mrs Janis Johnson
  • Mr Tony Kennedy
  • Emeritus Professor J Lance AO CBE FAA
  • Mr Damien Lee
  • Ms Heidi Lehtis
  • Mr Clark McCallum
  • Seona Meharg
  • Professor M Paterson FAA
  • Professor David Pegg FAA CorrFRSE
  • Professor Harry Poulos AM FAA FTSE
  • Professor Cheryl Praeger AM FAA
  • Nancy Pritchard
  • Riley Price
  • Professor George Rogers AO FAA
  • Dr Libby Robin
  • Professor Frances Separovic FAA
  • Peter Simmonds
  • Mr Michael Sloan
  • Professor David Smyth FAA
  • Professor Srini Srinivasan AM FAA FRS
  • David Swanton
  • Ms Helen Swift
  • Ms Lindsay Tuggle
  • Claire White
  • Dr John Zillman AO FAA FTSE
  • 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 1 March 2019.

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