Stories from ANU bequest donors

The impact of your enduring gift

Bequests to The Australian National University (ANU) have wide-ranging benefits for our community, the nation and the world.
There are many options for supporting ANU through your will. It is important that your gift is directed to where it matters to you most, and that you consider your intentions in consultation with the University to maximise your gift's future impact.
As you consider this, we welcome you to read about some of the ways the University's alumni, donors and wider community have chosen to support students, researchers and activities at ANU.

New hope for research on rare autoimmune disease

Co-director of the ANU Centre for Personalised Immunology (CPI) calls it a 'game-changer'. She's referring to the $10 million bequest for research on dermatomyositis, a rare autoimmune disease.

Generous gift to research real-world solutions to poverty

Farmer, philanthropist and ANU alumnus, John Mitchell OAM, has donated $1.25 million to ANU to find universal solutions to the issues affecting the world's poorest communities, as well as a $5 million bequest for an endowed chair of economic policy.

The Love bequest

Professor Love spent his life helping people from all walks of life and his giving will continue, through his bequest to ANU, to assist students, researchers and particularly the recipients of the Love Scholarship.

A lasting gift of friendship

To give without seeing impact within your lifetime is a truly thoughtful and selfless act. For John McNaught, being part of the Springbank Circle was a life-changing experience.

A legacy in motion

Since they were first awarded in 2016, the Love Scholarships have had a profound an impact in such a short space of time. Elijah Smith, a 2020 recipient, wanted to share his gratitude for this transformative experience.

Hope for new discoveries in haematology research

The late Kent Keith and his wife Marion formed a deep connection with the Australian National University (ANU) during his time as a researcher. Today, Kent's bequest supports critical medical research in haematology, and Marion has chosen to continue his legacy.

Giving to keep classical music alive

Listening to, playing, and appreciating classical music has been a constant in Christine Whitworth Roach's life ever since her parents took her to a Chopin piano recital at age 10. When she began looking for ways to give back to the community, her mind turned to the ANU School of Music.

A story and a legacy

Professor Myint Zan, a proud ANU Law alumnus based in Myanmar, has been giving generously to ANU since 2018. He has recently confirmed a bequest intended to help disadvantaged students and support research with positive societal impact.

Medicine without barriers

Hear from Cooper Pearce and Blessy Fernandez, two recipients of the Bill Nicholes "Willigobung" Scholarship for Medicine, which provides financial assistance to ANU students enrolling in the Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda (MChD) program.

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