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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

Ma and Morley Scholars in China

News • 26 Sep 2018

Ma & Morley Scholars given the gift of international context

The historic first cohort of Ma & Morley Scholars visited China for an immersion experience designed to emulate Jack Ma’s life-changing first visit to Newcastle.

Breanna Worth, Shaping Futures Scholarship Recipient

News • 26 Sep 2018

The Long-Distance Journey to Realise Her Dream

For as long as she can remember, Breanna Worth has been moving furniture around her bedroom and coming up with new designs for the family home.

Brad Holmes, Head of Philanthropy

News • 26 Sep 2018

Tax Appeal Raises Over $110,000 For Student Scholarships and Research

Thank you to every one of you who recognised the potential in our students and generously helped them to shine through our recent end of financial year appeal.

News • 24 Sep 2018

New Hunter Water Indigenous Scholarships

“I hope to give back to others by speaking at rural schools and explaining that being at a disadvantage doesn’t have to be a hindrance. It can be a driver of determination” – Jack Roberts, First year Bachelor of Commerce student, and one of four University of Newcastle students already benefiting from generous philanthropic support received from Hunter Water.

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Research and discovery

Dr Rohith Thota, diabetes researcher and recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship

News • 27 Sep 2018

Research to stop diabetes in its tracks

Diabetes researcher Dr Rohith Thota understands what a powerful force family can be in the quest to tackle one of the world’s biggest and most costly health problems. The high prevalence of diabetes in his own family and local community provoked his curiosity and set him on a path to pursue his goals through a PhD program as a recipient of the Neville Eric Sansom Scholarship.

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2NURFM staff in their studio in the Mathematics Building in 1984

News • 27 Sep 2018

2NURFM celebrates 40 years of broadcasting

There were many great milestones in 1978 – from the world’s first IVF baby to the first cellular mobile phone. Joining the 40th birthday celebrations this year is our very own 2NURFM – Newcastle’s first FM and now leading ‘easy listening’ community radio station, which began broadcasting in March 1978.

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Leaving a legacy

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

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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