The Personal Touch
Giving to the University of Adelaide is a personal experience, as a new Giving Prospectus shows.
"You can give to the University one teaspoonful at a time," says ninety-one-year-old Doug Anders, University of Adelaide alumnus and ongoing supporter. Doug's connection with the University began in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science and has continued ever since, most recently by supporting a cause that is close to his heart.
Doug's way of giving must rank among the most unique--he feeds fish. Every month for over three years, Doug has paid to feed the Centre for the Molecular Genetics of Development's (CMGD) zebrafish, the laboratory animal of choice among a new generation of genetic researchers. His donations allow researchers like PhD student Morgan Newman to conduct groundbreaking investigations into the causes of Alzheimer's. Doug's interest in the research is personal: his wife of 61 years, Marjorie, was diagnosed with the disease.
Doug's is just one story featured in the University's new publication outlining the options for giving that are available to donors. Focusing on the links between giving and receiving, and the personal connection that inspires people to give, the Prospectus shares the stories of people like Doug and Morgan who have been affected by generosity.
Donors can give to the University of Adelaide in a range of ways depending on capacity, inclination or personal area of interest. This is the first time that the University has provided a comprehensive guide to giving opportunities for people who are considering supporting the University, financially or otherwise.
All donations, regardless of size, are an investment in the intellectual and creative atmosphere that helps to produce extraordinary graduates. It is through a strong network of support that the University of Adelaide can continue to offer outstanding programs, develop a thriving culture of research, and provide unique resources, such as the Barr Smith Library. ■
To obtain a copy of the Giving Prospectus, please contact the Development and Alumni office or visit website at www.adelaide.edu.au/alumni/giving to download a PDF version.