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.
Stella launched the Fund in 2016 with the support of visionary patrons, Paula McLean and Ellen Koshland. In 2021, Stella was honoured with an extraordinary further gift of $1 million from Paula McLean, in one of the largest donations to Australian literature to date
Thanks to the collective generosity of our wide community of donors, Stella successfully reached its $3 million endowment target in April 2022, which coincided with the milestone of the tenth annual Prize.
The Board and staff of Stella thank everyone who gave to the Stella Forever Fund. Your gift – no matter how big or small – has ensured the Stella Prize is secured for generations of writers and readers to come.
Donations to the Stella Forever Fund can be made via direct bank transfer using the account details below.
Account name: Stella Prize Inc (Endowment)
Bank: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Account number: 836828078
The latest Annual Investment Committee Report for the Stella Forever Fund can be viewed here.
The Stella Forever Fund is managed by the Investment & Advisory Committee of the Stella Board in line with the Stella Forever Fund Policy (2016). Pro bono investment advice and management is generously provided by Pitcher Partners.
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
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Rosie Williams & John Grill AO
Stella Star ($50,000+)
Justine & Damian Roche
Serp Hills Foundation
Stella Hero ($10,000+)
Anita & Graham Anderson
Jillian Broadbent AC
Darin Cooper Foundation
Justice Michelle Gordon AC
The Mahlab Family
Rob McLean AM
Keren Murray & David Dyer
Oranges & Sardines Foundation
Seri Renkin OAM & Danny Bessell
Friends and family of Seri Renkin OAM
Margie Seale in memory and honour of her mother, Lucille de Lepervanche
Claire Wivell Plater & James Kirby
Stella Champion ($1,000+)
Mim & Michael Bartlett
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Jaclyn Booton on behalf of her mother, Lois Booton
Abbey & Daniel Burns
Nancy Fox AM
Andy & Jill Griffiths
Lynne Jensen in memory of her mother, Neryl Jensen
Lambert Bridge Foundation
Catherine Livingstone AO
Elizabeth Shaw & Shane Murphy
David & Helen Slater
Melissa Smith on behalf of her daughters
Penny Smith on behalf of her mother, Elizabeth Osborne
Janet Whiting AM
Stella Friend ($500+)
Stella Fan ($2+)