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Saying thank you to our supporters

Recognising the University of Tasmania’s generous supporters was the theme behind a thank you event held in Hobart this month.

The event paid tribute to The Domain Society, which recognises donors who have supported the University for five consecutive years or more, and also the Bequest Society, which recognises donors who have confirmed their intention to leave a bequest to the University in their Will.

The University of Tasmania’s Acting Associate Director, Fundraising, Rebecca Cuthill said the event recognised the in-kind and financial support of donors who had contributed to the University for many years, some up to 20 years.

“The University of Tasmania is extremely grateful for our donors who are supportive through a range of ways and means. The regular feedback our Advancement Office receives shows that donors want to give back to the community and future generations,” Ms Cuthill said.

“These thank you events are also a great opportunity to connect the donors with their recipients, and find out firsthand how their financial support is making a positive difference in the student’s life and university journey.”

Attendees were entertained by two talented University of Tasmania music students, including violinist Nicole Woods and cellist Alex Legg, who are scholarship recipients of the University Scholarship in Orchestral String Instruments and the prestigious D and MV McDonald Scholarship respectively.

Several scholarship students also attended including PhD researcher Kelsey Picard, George Alexander Foundation recipient Marlee Wells, Annual Appeal Scholarship recipient Jade Irvine and Tasmanian Devil researcher Amanda Patchett.

For more information on how to make a donation to the Domain Society and the Bequest Society, please contact us by phone on +61 3 6226 1920, or via email through

Image: Attending the recent thank you event honouring donors of the University of Tasmania are (from left) student Kelsey Picard, donor Cheryl Turner, students Jade Irvine, Amanda Patchett and Marlee Wells.

Published on: 18 Dec 2018 2:43pm