Academy welcomes new philanthropy director

Kate Groves will play a key role as Philanthropy Director at the Academy.

The Australian Academy of Science welcomes Kate Groves to the role of Philanthropy Director.

Kate brings to the Academy a wealth of experience in philanthropy, strategic planning and developing fundraising campaigns and models, most recently with the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation as the Director of Campaigns, and previously at the National Gallery of Australia Foundation. Kate also brings to the Academy a warmth for getting to know people and building connections.

Academy Chief Executive Anna-Maria Arabia said philanthropy is directly responsible for many of the Academy’s achievements including support for early- and mid-career researchers, the provision of independent scientific advice to inform decisions, the development of scientific research programs and many other activities, and will continue to be essential for capacity building for science in Australia.

“Kate will play a key role in supporting the Academy’s vision to foster scientific excellence and innovative research through philanthropy, working with our valued donors, supporters and stakeholders. Philanthropy will continue to be a vital source of funding increasing our capabilities to deliver activities and strengthening the Academy’s impact as leaders in science,” Ms Arabia said.

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