The Stella Prize, secured forever.
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 to coincide with the milestone of the tenth annual Stella 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.
“It’s been a special joy for me to champion the Stella Forever Fund. Leaving a legacy that amplifies and celebrates the stories of women in all its diversity – stories that offer a more complete national narrative – will be an enduring gift to Australian women writers and new generations of readers.”
— Paula McLean
Thanking Supporters to the Stella Forever Fund
Stella is incredibly grateful to the invaluable supporters who have contributed to the Stella Forever Fund:
Anita Apsitis & Graham Anderson
Mim & Michael Bartlett
Caroline Beecham & John Lydon
Beverly Shelton Estate
Jaclyn Booton on behalf of her mother, Lois Booton
Jillian Broadbent AC
Abbey & Daniel Burns
Krystyna Campbell–Pretty AM & family
Christine Christian AO
Darin Cooper Foundation
Nancy Fox AM
Justice Michelle Gordon AC
Andy & Jill Griffiths
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Lynne Jensen in memory of her mother, Neryl Jensen
Lambert Bridge Foundation
Catherine Livingstone AO
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
Justine & Damian Roche
Serp Hills Foundation
Margie Seale in memory and honour of her mother, Lucille de Lepervanche
Elizabeth Shaw & Shane Murphy
David & Helen Slater
Melissa Smith on behalf of her daughters
Penny Smith on behalf of her mother, Elizabeth Osborne
Rosie Williams & John Grill AO
Claire Wivell Plater & James Kirby
Janet Whiting AM
Click here to access the Stella Forever Annual Report.