Our donor recognition societies acknowledge the ongoing support we receive from our communities. This support that plays a pivotal role in helping us grow our position as a world-class institution.
Challis Bequest Society
The Challis Bequest Society acknowledges the important role our benefactors play in the University family. The society was established with the support of an inspired anonymous donor and was named in honour of the philanthropist John Henry Challis, who gave the University’s first major bequest.
His generous gift transformed learning, teaching and research at the University across a wide range of disciplines including medicine, law, engineering, science and the arts.
Named in honour of the University’s foundation year, the 1850 Society is an influential group that inspires success across our communities. Members support the University of Sydney via regular gifts and have committed to the ongoing success of the University by pledging to donate a minimum amount of $5000 each year.
Thank you videos
The University of Sydney is a place where ideas collide, where our people create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.
2012 proved to be another record-breaking year, raising more than $80 million from 10,000 supporters. In this video we have captured the essence of what makes our community extraordinary – our people. More than 100 students, staff, researchers and professors participated and we are excited to share with you a glimpse of what makes the University of Sydney so special.
Your generosity is inspiring our brightest minds. Thank you.
Generous donations are helping our people to create new discoveries that will transform lives in Australia and overseas. The Sydney Annual booklet is a token of our appreciation, and acknowledgment of the many ways in which donor support makes a difference.