Impact Of Giving

Sharing our supporters' stories is an important way to acknowledge their generosity. We celebrate the impact of every gift, big and small.

Our donors are inspirational. Although every donor has a very personal reason for giving, the outcome of each gift is the same – transformation. Helping disadvantaged students access scholarships, contributing to the growth of our library collections, funding cutting-edge research, leaving generous gifts in a Will – there isn't a single part of the University that isn't impacted by philanthropy.

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Funding critical library resources

This year’s Barr Smith appeal raised enough funds to secure access to two new and invaluable collections – the Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall and Migration to New Worlds. These collections will benefit students, like Master of Music student Andrew Groch, and researchers across numerous disciplines.

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Supporting high-performing students in need

Augustus Short Scholarships support high-performing students who come from rural or remote areas, face financial hardship or another disadvantage. Thanks to the generosity of more than 330 donors, enough money has been raised in 2019 to offer an additional scholarship in perpetuity.

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Ensuring students can learn from the world’s best academics

Warren studied a Bachelor of Sciences at the University of Adelaide and, for a period, worked as a cadet in the University’s Physiology Department, before going on to enjoy a successful career as chief
chemist at an oil refinery.

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How gifts in Wills transform students' lives

Thanks to the LF & D Denholm Scholarship, Stephanie was able to undertake research vital to her PhD thesis (women’s religious patronage in Reformation England), in the United Kingdom, and gain access to leading academics.

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Making University possible for students despite financial difficulty

When Kaviya’s dad unexpectedly had to move overseas to look after an ill family member, she knew that money would be tight with her mum only able to work part-time.

The Terry Farquharson Medical Scholarship was the lifeline she needed to study at the University of Adelaide, and become a doctor.

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Gift secures international Professorship

Thanks to an incredibly generous bequest from alumnus Dr Paul Kwok Lee, the continuity of Milton Sims Visiting Professorship is assured.

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  • Our Donor Charter

    We are grateful for the remarkable support from all of our donors, and we are committed to building a relationship of mutual trust and respect. It's important to us that we make clear our commitment to you, our donors. We commit to:

    • Acknowledging every donation

    All of our donors will receive an official University of Adelaide receipt, and appropriate acknowledgement, recognition and publicity.

    •  Using gifts in accordance with the intentions of the donor

    We will ensure that all gifts are administered consistently with the letter and spirit of the law and are used in accordance with the donors’ intentions. Undesignated donations will be used to support the University’s highest priorities.

    • Respecting the privacy of donors

    We will respect the privacy of our donors, and will provide anonymity for donors who request it. Donor information will be used by the University to maintain contact with donors and keep donors up-to-date with information about the University, its services, events and achievements. Donors’ names may be published in the annual Impact of Giving report.

    • Being transparent and informative

    Representatives of the University will at all times identify themselves as such when they contact current or potential donors. Once a donation has been made, the University will provide benefactors with regular reports about the way gifts have contributed to our success.

    We ascribe to the Code of Practice for Australian University Philanthropy

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