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 that will benefit our staff and students 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.

Every member of our Board of Benefactors has a profound impact on the University. We are inspired by their unwavering commitment to making higher education accessible for future generations, and their support for sustainable, innovative research.Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice-Chancellor and President, The University of Adelaide

Recognising contributions

On 23 November 2019, 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 to different areas of the University.

FESTUM guests were honoured by the attendance of the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC and Mrs Le. The Chancellor, Deputy Chancellor and Vice Chancellor were also present for the occasion.

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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

Your invitation to 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 development@adelaide.edu.au