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USC 1996 Society


Inspiring through conversation and action

USC 1996 Society 

The USC 1996 Society is a giving club that inspires conversations and action - not just about what is needed today, but about how philanthropists can shape and secure the future of higher education.

The name recognises the founding year of USC and acknowledges the visionaries who helped create our University.

One of the biggest challenges we face is ever increasing political and economic pressures which creates a high degree of uncertainty for a university like ours. Uncertainty which hampers our ability to plan for the future. It is important that we overcome this and that is why we have created the Society.

Society and vision

Achieving great things at USC requires a healthy sustainable financial foundation. Support given by the USC 1996 Society members and visionaries is entrusted in an endowment known as the USC Visionaries Fund. The principal is held in perpetuity while the interest is distributed for critical projects and programs.

This perpetual financial investment account then secures the future of USC by addressing urgent needs in the areas of:

  • the quality of teaching and research,
  • support of student bursaries, and
  • seed money for vital program development.

Donate now

100% of your donation will go towards the USC Visionaries Fund, any donation over $2 are tax deductible.

The USC Visionaries Fund will ensure that USC will have a solid foundation to continue to invest in providing the best environment for our students in study, sport, and the pursuit of innovative research.

For more information on unrestricted giving to this endowment contact Kate Evans, Senior Development Manager.


Member Profiles

USC 1996 Society Events

USC 1996 Society Supporters

Visionaries ($5,000 annual)
  • Helen Bartlett
  • Helen Fairweather
  • Jan and Rod Forrester
  • Hall Contracting Pty Ltd
  • Chris and Rachel Harris
  • Mary Henzell
  • David and Margie Jeffries
  • McNab
  • Parklakes II
  • Ngaire Roberts
  • Gail and John Shadforth
  • Noelene Shadforth
  • Jocelyn Walker

Members ($1,996 annual)
  • Anonymous donors
  • Kenneth John Adkins and Carol Ann Kim Adkins
  • Bentley's Sunshine Coast
  • Covey Associates
  • Farmgate Backpackers
  • Jill Chamberlain OAM
  • Ferre and Mieke De Deyne
  • Grant Ferry
  • Bill and Lorena Freeman
  • Carmel Fulton
  • Greg and Laraine Hill
  • Cynthia Howland
  • Gail Hunter and Richard Hyett
  • Kruger Law
  • Birgit Lohmann
  • Fay Mansell
  • Sebastion Marx
  • Keith and Karen Neuendorf
  • Russell Ousley
  • Natasha Read
  • Judy Renouf
  • Joanne Scott
  • Helen and Rustum Sethna
  • Fiona Simpson
  • Spire Law
  • Geraldine and Sakib Taggart-Jeewa
  • Graham Tamblyn
  • Tracey Tucker
  • Colin and Lynette Vale
  • Chris and Katie Walker
  • Tim Wess
  • Bruce Williams
  • Ross Young