"The generosity of our donors and bequestors directly enhances the lives of our students."
Trusts and Bequests
The University of Adelaide is trustee of over 500 trusts established by gifts or bequests to the University since it established in 1874.
These trusts and bequests provide income for a wide range of University purposes including prizes, awards, bursaries, scholarships, fellowships, professional chair positions, research funding, books and publications and faculty equipment.
The University acknowledges with gratitude the generosity of its many benefactors.
What We Do
- Manage the University-wide compliance reporting program for trusts and bequests to ensure that income of each trust is spent for the purpose specified by the donor
- Provide legal advice within the University on new and existing trusts
- Provide legal advice and work with the University External Relations branch about proposed bequests and gifts to the University
For more information about the University's Giving Framework, refer to External Relations.
To learn more about trusts and the obligations of a trustee, refer to the Trustee Act 101 (education material).