Impact of our donors
An historian, a public servant and a published author, Cherry Cordner is as strong and independent as they come – and it was strength she needed when her husband Ashley was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Cherry is leaving a Gift in Will to support ongoing research into healthy brain ageing, and to fund a scholarship for the strong, independent young women students of the future.
A real chance to succeed
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver knows from personal experience how heavily the disadvantage of generations weighs on students from First Nations communities. She also knows the pride that comes with giving those students the support they need to thrive.
Professor Judy Simpson: STEM trailblazer
As a biostatistician, Professor Judy Simpson blazed a trail for others to follow. Now, she wants to ensure that all women have an equal opportunity to thrive in STEM.
A Labour of Love
Guy Boncardo’s Sicilian parents, Adamo and Francesca, worked hard their whole lives so their children could have the education and the opportunities that war and poverty had denied them. With a bequest to UNSW, Guy has made sure their dreams of a better future will be shared with generations of young Australians, for many years to come.
Michael Chahine: the brave-heart benefactor
This larger-than-life bohemian activist turned the tragedy of his Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) diagnosis into hope for future generations of MSA patients.
An investment in the things that matter
As one of the early graduates of the UNSW School of Law, John Bagnall was in a position to apply his formidable critical thinking skills to the question of where he could make the biggest impact as a donor. His investigation led him to a Gift in Will that would improve the job prospects of UNSW undergraduates, forge new thinking in the energy sector, and foster the culture of campus sport.
From little things...
The pioneering support provided by Geoff Ainsworth AM and Johanna Featherstone of the Oranges & Sardines Foundation was critical to the success of the Uluru Dialogues: a national roadshow of education and consultation in search of a way forward for the constitutional recognition of First Nations peoples. Five years on, resolution is closer than it’s ever been before.
Operation Posidonia: Planting a seahorses’ playground
A Wild Innovator grant from Wild Elements Foundation worth US$100,000 is helping UNSW Sydney marine ecologist Professor Adriana Vergés replant waving seagrass meadows in Sydney’s Gamay Botany Bay.
The big questions
How do we design a health system that works for every Australian, no matter their age, their income or where they live? With a multi-million-dollar grant from The Ian Potter Foundation, that’s the big, complex question the UNSW Centre for Future Health Systems is seeking to answer.