ANU Springbank Circle

Celebrating your enduring gift

The ANU Springbank Circle recognises and celebrates the lasting impact you are making through a gift in your will.
We hope to provide you with opportunities to connect with our beautiful campus, our world-renowned researchers, inspirational students, and dedicated staff. We will also keep you updated with events, news, and activities taking place across the University. The ANU Springbank Circle is our way of saying thank you for your generosity and commitment to the University.

The story of Springbank and ANU 

'Springbank' was a farming property owned by the MacPherson family (1831-1844), the Kaye family (1844-1855), and the Sullivan family (1888-1913). Springbank farm encompassed the river flats of the Molonglo River, Black Mountain, and a sizeable portion of land on which The Australian National University now stands. In 1964, part of the property was submerged to make way for an artificial lake, Lake Burley Griffin. The high ground, which the homestead once occupied, now forms Springbank Island - located in the West Basin of Lake Burley Griffin, adjacent to the University foreshore. This history inspired the name for the ANU Springbank Circle.

Have you considered a living bequest?

A gift in your will is a wonderful way to provide enduring support for education and research beyond your lifetime.
Living bequests, also known as blended gifts, give our donors the opportunity to experience the positive impact of their gift during their lifetime. This special way of giving allows you to make the initial donation to establish an opportunity now, with the fulfilment of your commitment provided through your estate.
Donors who have decided to plan their giving in this way, have been able to meet the recipients of their support, and see first-hand the difference their philanthropy can make to their chosen area.
If you would like to learn more about how to commence a living bequest, please contact the Gift & Estate Planning team for a confidential discussion at
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