Bullwinkel Donation Drive

Make a tax deductible donation to the Bullwinkel Project

As the end-of-financial year approaches, please consider making a tax-deductible donation towards funding annual scholarships to honour the 21 Australian nurses massacred on Bangka Island in the second World War.

For every dollar donated up to $1 million, the Australian Government has committed to match funds raised by ACN for these scholarships.

The scholarships are named after each of the 21 nurses massacred on Bankga Island with Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, FNM, FRCNA being the sole survivor. The scholarship recipients will be collectively known as the Bullwinkel Scholars as this funding will be in perpetuity to keep their legacy alive in the years to come.

The scholarships will equip nurses with the leadership skills required to ensure the nursing voice is represented at the at every table where healthcare decisions are being made.

The scholarships are managed by the ACN Foundation established in 2019 as a philanthropic arm of the Australian College of Nursing.

Please consider making a donation to recognise the bravery and leadership of Australian nurses who made a sacrifice for their country, and to support the development of future nursing leaders.

You can donate either as an individual or as an organisation. Upon making a donation, we will ensure you are emailed a gift receipt.

For more information or queries, please contact the Australian College of Nursing Foundation on 1800 061 660 or email info@acnfoundation.org.au.

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Portrait by Shirley Bourne, Archibald finalist from 1955-57

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