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Impact of giving

Giving today. Changing tomorrow.

Each and every gift to the University of Sydney has an impact, no matter the size. Together, we’ve achieved amazing things. Here are just some of the stories of impact our donors are having on students, research and the world.

Latest impact stories

20 May 2020

Scholarship supports education and teaching of Indigenous language

In life and death moments, clarity and purpose can be found. Kelli Owen's moment showed her that she wanted to help Aboriginal kids know their traditional language. A scholarship helped her do it.
19 May 2020

A legacy that could change lives

Susan and Stephen Wolkowicz are leaving a generous bequest to the University of Sydney to advance congenital disorder research. The donation will fund a scholarship named after their late son Paul Wolkowicz.
11 May 2020

Snow Medical funds COVID-19 research

A $5.5m gift to the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne will aid coronavirus research gaps and fast-track economic recovery.
07 May 2020

New medical foundation invests in COVID-19 research funding

Snow Medical has announced a $5.5m gift to the Universities of Sydney and Melbourne to plug coronavirus research gaps and fast-track economic recovery.

22 February 2020

Peter Weiss gives four million for lung research

Renowned Sydney businessman and philanthropist Peter Weiss AO is advancing medical knowledge of lung disease with $4 million of funding for critical research. 

18 December 2019

The gene therapy research that could save a family of four

Mary and Neveah Taouk suffer from a disorder so rare it has no name. Now, thanks to new research and a crowdfunding push, the sisters and their parents have a glimpse of hope.
20 November 2019

Anita Ho-Baillie announced as inaugural John Hooke Chair of Nanoscience

A world-leading expert in solar cell research, Anita Ho-Baillie will next year join Sydney Nano and the Faculty of Science as our first Chair of Nanoscience.
12 November 2019

The Sydney students synthesising psychedelics for health research

Six science undergraduates have won gold in an international competition with a project to manufacture the active compound in magic mushrooms. The psychedelic could be the next big thing in depression treatment.

17 October 2019

New museum in Sydney: 12 must-see treasures that will be on show

From a mummified cat to a mysterious gold nugget, many of the artefacts destined for Sydney's new museum are gifts from University supporters. Here are 12 donated treasures to see when the Chau Chak Wing Museum opens in 2020.
14 October 2019

Motor neurone disease fundraising: one family's fight for life

Motor neurone disease has affected the Churm family for generations, and there is no knowing when the deadly condition will strike next. Now the Churms are fighting back.