The Stella Forever Fund is an initiative to secure the future of the Stella Prize.
The fund seeks to raise $3 million to endow the prize money for the Stella Prize in perpetuity. This commitment reflects the shared ambition of both the organisation and our supporters to secure the legacy of the Stella Prize for future generations.
Stella launched the Fund in 2016 with a matching campaign supported by our visionary patrons, Paula McLean and Ellen Koshland. Thanks to the generosity of our wide community of donors, Stella successfully reached almost $1 million in 2020.
With an extraordinary gift of $1 million from Paula McLean in 2021, Stella is well on its way to achieving our goal. Now, we are calling on individuals passionate about gender equity, literature, and the transformative power of philanthropy to help us raise the final $1 million by April 2022, to coincide with the milestone of the tenth Stella Prize.
Together, we can achieve a more equitable, representative, and richer literary culture.
Please join us in realising this ambition.
Thanking Our Supporters
Stella is incredibly grateful to the invaluable supporters who have contributed to the Stella Forever Fund:
Stella Forever Visionary
Stella Patron ($100,000+)
Beverly Shelton Estate
Stella Star ($50,000–$99,999)
Stella Hero ($10,000–$49,999)
Justice Michelle Gordon
The Mahlab Family
Danny Bessell & Seri Renkin OAM
Friends and family of Seri Renkin OAM *
The Darin Cooper Foundation
The Key Foundation
The Rosebrook Foundation
The Serp Hills Foundation
Stella Champion ($1,000–$9,999)
Catherine Livingstone AO
Elizabeth Shaw & Shane Murphy
Claire Wivell Plater
The JB Were Charitable Fund
Stella Friend ($500–$999)
* A donation in celebration of Seri Renkin’s dedication to Stella
** A donation in memory of Neryl Jensen