17 April 2009
Of course, just as the Malaghan Institute itself has a long history of science going back 30 years, so does the history of its fundraising. As the Malaghan Institute has grown so has the level of support and donations.
In 1978, the first year of operation of the Institute, $1525.00 was donated - which in those days was quite a lot of money! Just one year later, in 1979 when the Institute officially opened, there was a dramatic increase in the donations to $32,621.50. Over the next 30 years the donations steadily increased in order to continue to support the growth of the Malaghan Institute itself. The past five years have seen us surpass the half a million dollar mark and our goal is to achieve one million dollars of yearly donations by the year 2014. A big ask, but one we are working hard to achieve, and one which is important to ensure the continued growth and scientific excellence of the Malaghan Institute.
For everyone who has been with us on this journey from the beginning, and to those who have recently joined us - thank you all for your wonderful support and I hope you feel proud of what you have helped us to achieve.