Philanthropy – Making a difference
Looking across 2019, our nation’s capacity to apply scientific and other evidence to policy-making and decision-making seems worse than ever. Plainly it is not sufficient for experts to publish their knowledge in scholarly forums. It is also necessary to present that knowledge and its implications into forums read and understood by the policy community.
The Society lacks the resources to take adequate advantage of the depth of scholarship that lies within its members and its publications. Those who have been blessed with comfortable income or wealth are warmly encouraged to assist the Society in its public-spirited endeavours to bring light to bear on national challenges. A very modest amount of money can leverage a large amount of activity. A Table of opportunities is available, with aspirational sums indicated. Of course, donations of even $1 will be valued. Any interested person is invited to contact the President, on president AT royalsocietyqld.org.au.
Tax deductibility is available for donations to The Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund which funds research projects in the natural sciences. See Research page for details, including opportunities to fund research on Green Turtles.
Tax deductibility is available for donations to the Research Fund. See separate Research Fund page.
Other donations may be made using the PayPal button below. (It is not necessary to hold a PayPal account). These other donations are remitted to the Society’s general account and are not subject to taxation law. The Society welcomes donations for specific causes preferred by donors, such as the Queensland Science Network, publication of the Proceedings or hosting named events.
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