Supporting the Academy

Since its creation by Royal Charter in 1954, gifts and legacies from Fellows and friends have helped the Academy to maintain a degree of financial independence. Many of our core activities such as scientific meetings, advice to support policy development, publications, science education, public awareness and outreach, and awards and fellowships would not be possible without this long-term support. It is critical to achieving our strategic objectives.

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.

Private giving

Academy Pillars

(Donations of or valued at $500,000 +)
In perpetuity

  • Sir Jack Ellerton Becker FAA
  • Estate of Thomas Lewis Davis
  • 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 AO FAA
  • Telstra

The Australian Academy of Science acknowledges the support of the following donors, who have given generously between 1 February 2015 and 30 April 2015. Their support plays a critical role in helping the Academy achieve its mission.

Science Circle

(Donations of or valued at $20,000 – $99,999)

  • Professor Brian Schmidt AC FAA FRS and Dr Jenny Gordon
  • Anonymous (1)

Other supporters

(Donations up to $19,999)

  • Professor Suzanne Cory AC FAA FRS
  • Ms Isobel Griffin
  • Professor Sharad Kumar FAA
  • Dr Anna Rickards
  • Ms Kaylene Sanders
  • Professor JM Swan FAA FTSE

NOTE: The Australian Academy of Science is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR). Donations to the Academy before 30 June 2015 is fully tax-deductible.


  • Australian Research Council
  • Bjarne K Dahl Trust


1 February 2015 to 30 April 2015

Science at the Shine Dome 2015

  • ANSTO—Platinum Sponsor
  • Department of Industry and Science—Gold Sponsor
  • The University of Sydney Faculty of Science—Gold Sponsor
  • CareerSpot—Silver Sponsor
  • Geoscience Australia—Silver Sponsor
  • The University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Science—Silver Sponsor
  • Monash University—Exhibition and Speaker Sponsor
  • PANalytical—Notepad and Pens Sponsor
  • Australian Science Communicators—In-kind Sponsor

2015 EMCR Travel Sponsorships

  • Australian National University
  • Deakin University
  • Garvan Institute
  • Institute for Glycomics Griffith University
  • Macquarie University
  • University of Canberra
  • University of Wollongong
  • University of Newcastle
  • Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Sponsors—Other Academy events

2015 Theo Murphy Think Tank

  • University of New South Wales

Science Pathways 2015

  • Curtin University
  • Children’s Cancer Institute
  • Edith Cowan University

Wine Sponsor

The Academy thanks Bill Mason from Regional Wine and Beverage Merchants Pty Ltd (RWBM) for his generous donation of wines for all Academy events across the year.

For more information about giving to the Academy through a donation or bequest, please contact:
Ms Isobel Griffin MFIA
Fundraising and Development Manager
Phone: 02 6201 9471

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

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