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Impact of Giving 2016

Thank you to the University of Adelaide community. Your gifts are changing lives.

These stories highlight the impact made in 2016 through the generous support by the University community.

Gifts have supported:

  • students
  • research
  • outreach programs
  • infrastructure
  • academics appointments


View the Impact of Giving Report or read the stories below.

Playroom donation in memory of a wonderful boy David Dewar and his family have made a generous donation to help fund a playroom in the newly-opened Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building in memory of his son Adrian.  Learn more.

David Dewar

Elder Music Library scores a winner Donations made available to the Elder Music Library are helping transform the way lecturers and students access music scores for research and study. Learn more

Music Library

Hardship inspires learning legacyThe Cowan Overseas Travel Scholarship supports more than eight undergraduate students each year to undertake an exchange program overseas. Learn more

Clare Dixon

Taplin travel fund helps to further Indigenous educationThe Taplin Indigenous Bursary Fund made it possible for PhD candidate, Yvonne Clark, to attend a psychology conference in Paris, to learn from leaders in psychology from around the world and share with them the mental health issues facing Indigenous Australians today.  Learn more

Prof John Taplin and Yvonne Clark

Jackson breaks new ground in farming With the support of the J R Barker scholarship, Jackson has been able to pursue a project examining the effecting of lambing density of twin bearing ewes on lamb survival. Learn more.

David Dewar

Fellowship gift attracts young scientistsSome of the nation's brightest scientists are being lured back to Australia to pursue groundbreaking research thanks to two of the most generous gifts ever made to the University of Adelaide.   Learn more.

David Dewar

Supporting those who teach and inspire others With a passion for agricultural science and education, Holly Crighton is one step closer to realising her dream of becoming an agriculture specialist in regional and rural schools after she received assistance from the Peter H Routley awards.  Learn more.

David Dewar

Community Outreach Dental Clinic gives Karen a reason to smile againThanks to the generosity of our donors, volunteers and staff the Community Outreach Dental Program is continuing to thrive. The program helped 900 people in need in 2016 and the demand is expected to rise to 1200 in 2017.  Learn more.


Celebrating our volunteersIn 2016, the University launched its Volunteers Achievement Awards to formally recognise and celebrate the 2649 volunteers who gave their valuable time to support the University over the course of the year.  Learn more.

David Dewar

Hughes Bequest SocietyMany friends of the University provide valuable support for our education and research programs by leaving a bequest. Allan Brissenden is one of them.  Learn more.

Barr Smith Library Reading Room

Dean of Law Fund supports students in needThe Dean of Law Fund has provided 23 law students with financial assistance, including Elise Thomson.  Learn more.

Dean of Law fund
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