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The word ‘leadership’ suggests the word ‘followship’.
Speaking louder than words, the action of ‘leadership’ does not include ‘followship’.

2018 Annual Appeal

National Student Leadership Forum
Endowment for the support of annual scholarships

Dear All,

The evolution of The Graduate Union of The University of Melbourne since its establishment in 1911 is due in large part to the philanthropic contribution of funds, buildings, bequests and time from our dynamic and generous membership.

In 2018, we are pleased to launch our fourth annual appeal. Funds raised from each of these yearly calls for your support have been directed to endowment fund pools for scholarships and bursaries, as well as to improvements of our buildings and facilities. In 2017, for example, the annual appeal donations provided for the re-carpeting of the ground floor of our central wing and for the replacement of lounges, tub chairs and small tables. We thank everyone who showed a generosity of spirit and donated to this cause. The result is a greatly improved facility in this vibrant meeting, social and thoroughfare space.

The 2018 Annual Appeal is towards increasing the endowment pool that is directed towards our National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF) Scholarship. Taking place over four days in Canberra, the NSLF focuses on the importance of values and personal beliefs as a foundation for leadership. As described by previous recipients of this Scholarship, attendance and participation in the NSLF is life changing, inspiring and a unique learning and self-development experience. It has also reinforced to these participants the importance and potential influence of our Association of Members from all disciplines, ethnicities and life stages in leading innovation for the benefit of our shared global society.

Since 2014, we have nominated and supported two residents to attend this NSLF each year. To date, we have thus changed the lives of eight Resident Members. We invite you to visit our website to read their stories about this once-in-a-lifetime experience on the National Student Leadership Forum page.

This year – and, of course, in future years – we seek to continue this tradition. The cost per NSLF Scholarship recipient is approximately $2,500 to cover their expenses for registration, travel and accommodation. We look for candidates who hold leadership potential, complemented by compassion and an openness to discussing their values and beliefs. Additionally, we consider these emerging leaders as ambassadors for Graduate House and for the wider Graduate Union. Needless to say, this Forum is an extraordinary experience for the participants but also very important for the continued growth and vibrancy of our Association.

We thus invite you to support our 2018 Annual Appeal by donating online. Should you wish to direct your donation to another cause, or to discuss others types of gifts, please feel free to call our offices for information on 03 9347 3428 or visit the Benefaction section on the website.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Ken V Loughnan AO (President)                     Mr Rhys Watson (Chair of Council)

NSLF Testimonials

 

I feel like a different person with an amplified desire of giving back to society and spreading nothing but positivity and love.

– Nouman Daud, NSLF 2017

 

 

All of us can do our part to make this world a better place, through actions big and small, as the leaders of tomorrow.

– Priyanka Rajani, NSLF 2017

 

 

The Forum was an opportunity for me to reflect on my leadership abilities. I learnt a lot about myself.

– Callum McNair, NSLF 2016

 

 

I didn’t think that broadly about how do I help the community, can I help others. I’ve really realised how strong we actually can be.

– Abby Chen, NSLF 2016

 

 

The idea was not how to get others to obey and follow you, it was to take control over and lead yourself and to understand and refine your own values. To channel the skills and talents you have into these and to let them guide you.

– Matthias Björnmalm, NSLF 2014

 

 

I believe this forum helps give us the strength to become this change, to engage with the world and others as a transformative leader that serves others, listens without judging and perseveres against adversity.

– Annelies Van De Ven, NSLF 2014

 

Graduate House is where you reside and meet other graduates. The Graduate Union is an international association. In our House and across our Union, we aim to acknowledge the privilege of education by working wisely and carefully together across cultures, disciplines and life stages as a collegium of graduates in the best interests of our global society. Your stay here – be it one night or several years – will be unique. It marks the beginning, or continuation, of a lifelong involvement with our vibrant network of graduates. We encourage Residents and Members to be active influencers and create and use opportunities for sharing, learning and giving.
Dr Kerry Bennett, CEO/Head of College

Support our emerging leaders

Donate to our 2018 Annual Appeal today

Donors 2017


Our 2017 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors whose valuable contributions will be focused on refurbishment of the Phillip Law Members Lounge, dining room and foyer with replacement of carpet, tub chairs and couches.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2017 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names engraved on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Paul Barnett
Edward Dickinson
Marie Dowling
Edward Miller
James and Anne Mulholland
Tony Pagone
Leonard Santalucia
David Sparks
Ian Tyler

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2017 Benefactors

Kingsley Allen
Joan Ansell
Peter Ashton
Tom Beer
Alan Bell
Marja Berclouw
David Berry
Kaspars Bitans
Michael Bolam
David Bottomley
Gweneth Bowles
Clive Brookes
Andrea Casey
John Cleeland
Wendy Cobcroft
Ewan Colson
James Cross
Kingsley Davis OAM
Arthur Day
David De Kretser Ac
Margaret Dean
Hayden Downing
Graeme Duke
Kurt Eppinger
Joseph Epstein
Francesca Folk-Scolaro
Helen Freeman
Richard Harcourt
Pauline Henthorn
Marian Hill
Brian Howe
Christine Iseli
Mary Kelleher
Helen Keneley
Josephine Kenrick
John Landy AC, CVO, MBE
Sharon Lierse
Leonard Lloyd
Martin Mahood
Richard Manuell
George Markou
Lynette Martin
Mary Maslen
Margaret Mayers
Fiona McConnell
Desma McDonald
Callum McNair
Joseph Mel
Edward Muntz
Kai Nagel
Roy Nichols
Louise Parsons
Patricia Phair
Judith Price
Ian Proctor
Joanna Pyper
Wal Reid
Peter Rendit
Louisa Richards
Ronald Ritchie
David Robson
James Rowan
Wendy Seng Hpa
Peter Sholl
John Skuja
Max Stephens
Kevin Stevenson AM
John Stillwell
Eric Stokes
Stephen Stuart
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
Brian Webb
Joy Wellings
David Westmore
Heather Wheat
Mark Worsnop

Donors 2016


Our 2016 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors who have collectively built on our current scholarship, fellowship and awards program for Members enrolled in post-graduate study or those advancing careers through accredited professional development courses.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2016 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names engraved on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

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Judith Kefford
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Anne & James Mulholland
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Alan Bell
Josie Blyton
George & Connie Markou
Edward Miller
David Sparks

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2016 Benefactors

Joan Ansell
Peter Ashton
Leonard Bailey
Michael Barden
Deirdre Barnett
Marja Berclouw
Ruth Bishop
Marcus Bogdan
Michael Bolam
David Bottomley
Gweneth Bowles
John Brearley
Desmond & Ruth Bright
Douglas Brooke
Clive Brookes
Leona Brust
Nancy Burns
Elizabeth Butt OAM
Kathleen Cameron
Paul Carlin
Allan Casey
Andrea Casey
Diana Cherry
Sean Chua
Yvonne Clarke
John Cleeland
Cecily Close
Wendy Cobcroft
Ewan Colson
Stuart Colvin
Roger Cook
Lloyd Davies
Arthur Day
Margaret Dean
Edward Dickinson
Graeme Duke
Patricia Elvins
Kurt Eppinger
Deirdre Farrell
Francesca Folk-Scolaro
Frank Ford
Olwen Ford
Robert French AC
Elizabeth Shaw
Gwendolynn Gage
Elisabeth Giddy
George Goode
Elsie Graham
Phyllis Grave
John Green
Olive Hamilton
Richard Harcourt
John Harcourt
Roy Hardcastle AO
June Harvey
Berise Heasly
John Herrin
Brian Howe
Anthony Hunt
Christine Iseli
Betty Keay
Mary Kelleher
Frances Kelly
Zoltan Kiss
Brian Krahnert
John Landy AC CVO MBE
Kenneth Lee
Frank Lees AM MBE
Sharon Lierse
Leonard Lloyd
Sheila Loudon
Richard Manuell
Lynette Martin
Mary Maslen
Kenneth Mawson OAM
Desma Mcdonald
Callum McNair
Philip Moss
Edward Muntz
Alan Noble
Jennifer Pan
Donald Pemberton
Judith Price
Katie Price
Ian Proctor
Joanna Pyper
Peter Rendit
Robert Richards
Keith Richards OAM
Ronald Ritchie
David Robson
James Rowan
Margaret Sawyer
Ann Scott
Wendy Seng Hpa
Elizabeth Sevior
Frank Shaw
Peter Sholl
Julian Sindram
John Skuja
Richard Southby
Max Stephens
Gillian Stevens
Bethia Stevenson
Kevin Stevenson AM
John Stillwell
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Margaret Toomey
Barbara Tynan
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
Ben Wadham
Joy Wellings
Peter Wetherall
Mark Worsnop
Kenneth Wu

Donors 2015


Our inaugural 2015 Annual Appeal had over 100 donors and raised much needed funds for new furniture in the terrace residential rooms.

High Contributors

We would like to thank especially those who donated $1,000 or more in our 2015 Annual Appeal. These donors have their names engraved on our Donors Thank You Board at Graduate House.

Desma McDonald
Eric Gilford
Edward Dickinson
Prue and David Sparks
Ben Wadham
Anne and James Mulholland
Nancy Price

All others

Our gratitude is extended also to all other donors whose gifts, regardless of how big or small, have contributed to the betterment of our Union and our House.

Other generous 2015 Benefactors

Joan Ansell
Stanton Archer
Peter Ashton
Michael Barden
Alan Bell
Marja Berclouw
Geoffrey Bishop
Kaspars Bitans
Michael Bolam
Gweneth Mable Bowles
Desmond and Ruth Bright
Clive Hele Brookes
Thomas Brown
John Burns
Nancy Burns
Elizabeth Butt OAM
Paul Carlin
Dorothy Carroll
Elizabeth Carvosso
Diana Cherry
Richard Stephen Cherry
Ewan Russel Colson
Grietje Croll
Lloyd Davies
John Dawborn
Arthur Day
Betna Dryden
Graeme Ivallan Duke
Kurt Eppinger
Professor Joseph Epstein
Eric Ford
Frank Ford
Francis Wilson Goding
George Goode
Brendan Grabau
Wendy Graham
Beryl Green
John and Diana Green
Kay Gulenc
Olive Hamilton
Richard David Harcourt
Roy Hardcastle
Marian Hill
Wendy Seng Hpa
Frank Jones
Michael Jones
Janet Gwendoline
Kay Mary Kelleher
Helen Keneley
Brian Krahnert
David De Krester
John Landy
Philip Garth Law
David Lea
Sharon Lierse
Helen Lloyd
Margaret Loudon
Richard William Manuell
George Connie Markou
Lynette Frances Martin
Mary Maslen
Kenneth C Mawson
Margaret Mya
Frances Mayers
Edward Muntz
Roy Bruce Nichols
Alan Noble
Donald Pemberton
Marinis Pirpiris
Joan Mary Pretty
Judith Price
Joanna Pyper
Joyce Richards
Ron Ritchie
John Heath Roberts
James Rowan
Keith Ryall
Brain Salter-Duke
Elizabeth Sevior
Peter Sholl
John Skuja
Walter Stephens
Bethia Stevenson
John Stillwell
Eric Stokes
Rodney Taft
Bernadette Taylor
Margaret Toomey
Ian Tyler
Geoffrey Vaughan AO
John Vernon
Geoff Walls
Rhys Watson
Brian Webb
Joy Gladys Wellings
David Westmore
Peter Wetherall
Jennifer Woods
Mark Worsnop

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