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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

Friends of the University of Newcastle representatives

News • 4 Sep 2019

Friends of the University Book Fair Raises Over $100,000 for Student Scholarships

People flocked to Newcastle’s favourite ‘pop- up’ bookshop as the Friends of the University of Newcastle returned with their famous biennial Book Fair last month.

Alumnus Chrystal Moore

News • 3 Sep 2019

Scholarship Recipient Making Headlines for Science Research

Alumnus Chrystal Moore (Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies, 2016) is a Shaping Futures Scholarship recipient now making a difference in her dream job.

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

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Research and discovery

News • 3 Sep 2019

Breakthrough for Brain Cancer Research

University of Newcastle researchers have made a significant breakthrough in brain cancer research as they continue their campaign to save lives by finding an effective treatment for the most aggressive of brain stem tumours.

Paul Foster

News • 3 Sep 2019

University Research Shines on the World Stage

The global impact and quality of the University of Newcastle's research continues to rise.

Michael Ulph training for the Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge trek

News • 2 Sep 2019

Ikara 2019 Challengers Hit the Trail

Our Ikara-Flinders Ranges Challenge trekkers have hit the trail on their five day 100km trek through the South Australian outback.

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out(fit) architecture and design collective

News • 3 Sep 2019

Supporting Communities, Starting with Water

Warlga Ngurra Community Centre in Newcastle can expand their programs of community support and learning thanks to generous philanthropic support from Hunter Water.

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.

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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

Professor Kevin Hall

News • 3 Sep 2019

Meet the Team - Professor Kevin Hall

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Global Engagement and Partnerships

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

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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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