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The Gift - Philanthropy news

The Gift is our biannual philanthropic magazine. Be inspired by the remarkable stories of lives being changed and solutions being discovered thanks to the wonderful generosity of our many supporters who give through the University.

Scholarships and prizes

Student Communications Team at the Glen Avery Trivia Night 2018

News • 8 Apr 2019

Raising Funds for Scholarships and Beyond

Staff teams from across the University faced off for the annual Glen Avery Trivia Night, now in its tenth year.

Jodie Cochrane

News • 8 Apr 2019

Encouraging Excellence Among Aspiring Engineers

The Catherine and Peter Tay High Achiever Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

News • 1 Apr 2019

LGBTQIA+ Shaping Futures Scholarship Launched

A new scholarship has been established to support disadvantaged students identifying as LGBTQIA+

News • 1 Mar 2018

New Community Scholarship Model

A new scholarship model has been established to better support and foster our leaders of tomorrow.

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Research and discovery

Dr Gerard Kaiko

News • 1 Apr 2019

Powering Breakthroughs in Research

Medical research teams across the University received a huge boost recently with the purchase of cutting-edge medical equipment.

The Burges family on Bill's graduation day in 1965

News • 8 Apr 2019

National Recognition for a Special Family

The Burges family has been honoured at the prestigious Research Australia Health and Medical Research Awards.

Associate Professor Pradeep Tanwar

News • 1 Mar 2018

Generous Support for Ovarian Cancer Research

The urgent need to improve patient outcomes associated with women’s deadliest cancer received a boost recently.

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Greater Bank and University of Newcastle representatives

News • 8 Apr 2019

Industry-first partnership builds financial literacy

The University of Newcastle and Greater Bank have announced a five-year partnership.

HRFC lead economist Dr Anthea Bill delivers the economic health check at a recent Upper Hunter Economic Breakfast

News • 8 Apr 2019

Bengalla Continues a Rich History of Local Collaboration for Community Gain

Upper Hunter communities will benefit from a new philanthropic partnership.

Amy Tribe with Professor Clare Collins

News • 1 Mar 2018

Helping Young Australians Stay Healthy

$1.4 million to help young Australians develop healthy eating habits

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Leaving a legacy

Dr Benj Tarsh

News • 8 Apr 2019

Support for Brilliant International Medical Students

Dr Benj Tarsh has decided to leave a gift in his will to the University of Newcastle to assist other international students who share his passion to help others.

Janet Copley and others on International Women's Day

News • 1 Mar 2018

A Lifetime of Community Service Continues

The extraordinary life of Janet Copley is celebrated through a generous gift to support women’s education, community engagement and social issues.

Baraya Records' Kat Waria and Jacob Ridgeway

News • 27 Sep 2018

Generosity launches countless careers in music

We don’t know much about the heroine of this story – a little about her family and their love of music – but we do know that her generosity will change the lives of many talented musicians and performing artists whose careers will owe much to Mrs Betty Dobrianskyj.

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Meet the team

Emily Cox - NSW Fundraiser of the Year

News • 8 Apr 2019

Meet the Team - Emily Cox

Emily Cox has been named as the Fundraising Institute of Australia's 2019 NSW Young Fundraiser of the Year.

Nathan Hawkins, Development Manager

News • 1 Mar 2018

Meet the Team - Nathan Hawkins

Meet Nathan Hawkins (B Arts (Psychology) 2002, Development Manager

Leanne Innes, Development Coordinator (Scholarships and Prizes)

News • 27 Sep 2018

Meet the Team - Leanne Innes

Meet Leanne, Development Co-ordinator (Scholarships and Prizes).

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Gift governance

Professor Darrell Evans

News • 27 Sep 2018

The Gift Governance Committee

Your support means everything to us. Respecting your wishes and ensuring your generous donations are put to work to support students, research and community programs enabled by the University of Newcastle is a role we take very seriously.

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