Message from the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor

12 May 2023

As a valued member of the donor and volunteer community at The Australian National University (ANU), you are helping to provide greater access to world-class education, transformative research and equitable opportunities for all.

It has been wonderful to reconnect with many of you in 2022, and we have many highlights and achievements to reflect upon.

The ANU campus truly came back to life after the pandemic restrictions, providing us with long-overdue opportunities to come together and celebrate the impact of your collective generosity. In October, for the first time in three years, we welcomed you back for the ANU Springbank Long Lunch and the ANU Celebration of Giving.

2022 Giving Day saw our community rally together, collectively contributing $174,803 over 24 hours, exceeding our goal of $140,000. This support has been directed to a range of priority initiatives, including Indigenous Australian justice and education, gender equity and women in leadership.

Among the highest of our priorities at ANU is to increase opportunities for First Nations students. Thanks to a number of significant gifts last year $1,355,480 million was raised for the Kambri Scholars Program. Our goal is to raise $25 million, matched dollar for dollar by the University, to establish a $50 million endowment to continue supporting new Kambri Scholars each year, in perpetuity.

The incredible advances and life-changing impacts featured in this report would not be possible without you. Thank you for your generous support and for helping ANU make a positive difference in Australia and beyond.

 

The Hon Julie Bishop

Chancellor

 

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS

Vice-Chancellor and President

 

This story is featured in the 2022 Report to Donors

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