Join our Board of Benefactors

Our Board of Benefactors is a remarkable group of supporters who are changing the face of University philanthropy with their transformational gifts.

Members of our Board of Benefactors play a vital role in creating a financially sustainable future for the University, which will benefit staff, students and our wider society today and for generations to come. These generous donors have pledged or given gifts of $25,000 or more.

Endowment gifts offer lasting support

An endowment gift is an investment that will last forever. Every gift from our Board of Benefactors contributes to an endowment fund. Each gift is invested, and the income it generates is used to support University projects.

Matching your gift to your passion

One of the most important questions we ask our Board of Benefactors members is: what are you passionate about?

Linking your endowment gift to an area that is significant to you creates a meaningful legacy. You may wish to direct your gift to a particular area, including:

  • a School or Faculty
  • an area of research
  • our students

Celebrating our Board of Benefactors

Celebrating our benefactors at FESTUM

At the bi-annual FESTUM on 11th September 2021, we celebrated the phenomenal impact made by Board of Benefactors members; philanthropists who have given or pledged $25,000 or more to the University of Adelaide to support research, scholarships, and other priority areas.

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The inaugural Board of Benefactors' FESTUM

More than 150 guests assembled at the National Wine Centre for the inaugural Board of Benefactors’ FESTUM, which recognises the exceptional contributions made by alumni and friends who have pledged more than $25,000 to different areas of the University.

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Join our Board of Benefactors

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about joining our Board of Benefactors. For a confidential, obligation-free discussion, please contact our Development team on +61 8 8313 5800 or