40 Years of the Menzies Foundation

On Friday 18 May 2018, we hosted a gala dinner at the Melbourne Museum to celebrate 40 years of the Menzies Foundation.

Timed to coincide with the week of the 40th anniversary of Sir Robert Menzies' passing, the event was a chance to honour the great Australian leader, look back at our past achievements and unveil our new strategy, reinforcing our continued commitment to forging a better, healthier and smarter Australia.

We were thrilled to have preeminent world-renowned scientist Sir Gus Nossal join us as guest speaker.

Visit our photo gallery for some of the amazing photos taken at the event.

Taking the lead: 40 stories of impact

We showcase 40 stories that reflect on the achievements of some of the scholars and initiatives we have supported during our first 40 years of operation. The diversity of stories highlights the powerful impact our scholars have had in making Australia – and indeed the world – a better place to live.

Taking the lead: 40 stories of impact Taking the lead: 40 stories of impact (1842 KB)

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40 year retrospective video

We take a look back at the establishment of the Menzies Foundation as a memorial to Sir Robert, and the challenges and successes of our first 40 years in creating a legacy that would befit his name. 

The Menzies Foundation - 40 years retrospective from Menzies Foundation on Vimeo.