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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

Students on beach

News • 14 Sep 2020

WIMBA Scholarships Inspire Female Leaders

The University of Newcastle’s Faculty of Business and Law has partnered with more than 10 leading Hunter organisations to offer the Women in MBA (WiMBA) scholarship for aspirational and high-achieving women.

Planting The Seed For Growing Good

News • 14 Sep 2020

Thank You

We are very grateful to all our generous donors who choose to support women to reach their full potential.

News • 8 Apr 2020

Historians Take Flight with New Travel Scholarship

While literary sources are valuable, sometimes you just need to see it for yourself to really understand a place.

Taylah Gray

News • 8 Apr 2020

Indigenous Scholar Flourishing Thanks to People Like You

Final year Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice student Taylah Gray is already making her mark on the world.

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Research and discovery

Next Generation of Researchers Target Better Treatments for Childhood Cancer

News • 14 Sep 2020

Next generation of researchers target better treatments for childhood cancer

The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.

CRRMH Mental Health Organisation of the Year

News • 8 Apr 2020

Award Puts Rural Mental Health in the Spotlight

Many of you have provided generous philanthropic gifts to the University’s Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health (CRRMH) to help reduce the toll of recent drought, bushfires and floods on the mental health of rural and remote communities.

Live Well, Age Well

News • 8 Apr 2020

Empowering Healthy Ageing in Older Australians

Most of us look forward to living active, healthy and socially-connected lives as we age. Yet the reality is that many older Australians age in isolation, either alone in their own homes or together in residential aged care.

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Community

Community Spirit Shines: Your Incredible Support During 2020

News • 14 Sep 2020

Community spirit shines: your incredible support during 2020

It has been an extremely challenging year: drought, bushfires and now COVID-19. But through it all, our community has come together to help those in need and show support for causes we care about. Head of Philanthropic Programs, Brad Holmes, reflects on the remarkable generosity you have shown over the past six months.

In Their Own Words

News • 14 Sep 2020

In Their Own Words

As our world continues to face uncertainty, your help provides a student with stability, financial assistance and reassurance that their dreams are not lost. These students will give back to our communities in the future in so many ways – thank you

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

News • 14 Sep 2020

Inspiring Communities Through SMART Programs

The SMART community engagement program with the know-how to inspire, inform and involve young people in STEM. For 21 years, the University has been opening young people’s minds to the questions and curiosities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is (STEM) through its ground-breaking SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology) program.

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Leaving a legacy

History of Disease More Relevant Than Ever

News • 14 Sep 2020

History of Disease More Relevant Than Ever

Janet Copley was a tireless political activist and campaigner for social justice in Newcastle and her legacy lives on through the University. She left a generous bequest to support women studying the Arts to attend University, and this has been used in part to establish a doctoral scholarship in her honour. The Janet Copley Doctoral Scholarship is to be awarded preferentially to women applicants who submit a proposal for a high quality project in areas related to: history; autobiography and biography; memoir and historical fiction; labour relations and labour histories; or aspects of Newcastle’s history, society and culture.

Why I Give

News • 14 Sep 2020

Why I Give

Associate Professor David Pontin and Professor Colin Waters

News • 8 Apr 2020

Inspired in the Past and Now Fuelling the Future

Though a relatively modest investment, Margaret Schmidt’s kind bequest has been able to support space research for 30 years and her legacy is still continuing today.

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Meet the team

Meet the Team - Jemma Bowman

News • 14 Sep 2020

Meet the Team - Jemma Bowman

Donor Stewardship and Recognition Officer

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.

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Gift governance

Pen, pencil, phone and computer keyboard with printed graphs on paper

News • 8 Apr 2020

Review of the Year 2019

A look at the impact of your generosity in 2019

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