Impact of our donors
ASPIRE Ambassador First in Family to Finish University
With the help of the UNSW ASPIRE program, mining engineer Ateeq-ur Rahman is the first in his family to earn a degree, but his dream of attending university nearly didn’t eventuate.
Students say Thank You to donors
At UNSW we know that every gift, no matter how small, can make a big impact on the lives of our students in need. That's why some thankful students on behalf of themselves and their peers, are expressing their gratitude to staff, alumni and others within the UNSW community who have contributed philanthropically towards initiatives like ASPIRE, Nura Gili and Equity Scholarships.
Unravelling a Genetic Mystery
Supported by a community of MSA patients and their families, Dr Michael Janitz and his research team are pioneering solutions for early detection and treatment of this rare and misunderstood neurodegenerative disease.
Tyree’s $11m gift ensures UNSW is at the cutting-edge of clean energy
When the late Sir William Tyree pledged $11 million to his alma mater on behalf of the Tyree Foundation, he did so largely because of UNSW’s world-leading status in developing rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies, its unwavering commitment to clean energy research, and its ability to deliver tangible, society-improving outcomes.
Family funds breakthroughs for FoxG1 syndrome
After nine months searching the globe for researchers who could help their son, the Singha family finally found the support they needed at UNSW Medicine.
Community Fundraising: The head and the heart
One of the most exciting things about philanthropy is how it can unite many people under a shared cause.
Doctor’s gift boosts access to hepatitis C treatment
A generous $1.4 million bequest from the Estate of Dr Lynn Joseph to the Kirby Institute is a boon in the race to eliminate hepatitis C by 2030.
Trailblazing drag queen donates major gift to HIV research
“The place was magical, intimate and democratic.” This is how the Honourable Michael Kirby AC, former Justice of the High Court of Australia and patron of the Kirby Institute, described the Purple Onion, Sydney’s first gay bar. “If only we could reverse the time machine and go back to those nights,” he said.
Gift to UNSW from the late Ken Cavill worth almost $1.8m
Professor George William Kenneth (Ken) Cavill (pictured: right) passed away at the age of 95 in 2017, and he will be remembered with gratitude and affection for his generosity and his many years of service to UNSW and the academic community.