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The American Australian Association


Founded in 1948 by Sir Keith Murdoch, the American Australian Association is a nonprofit organization devoted to strengthening relations between the United States and Australia. Today, the Association continues to build and promote ties across the Pacific through its corporate, education, and social and cultural programs.

Headquartered in New York, the Association also has operations in New England and California. The Association is affiliated with the American Australian Association Ltd. in Sydney, United States Studies Center at the University of Sydney and the Perth USAsia Centre at the University of Western Australia.

The Association is a Section 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the extent provided under Section 170 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Download the Association's IRS Tax Determination letter for our 501(c)(3) status



Corporate Programs
The Corporate Program features events such as theAnnual Spring Lecture Luncheon, government, business and legislative forums, and seminars with prominent guest speakers.Corporate membershipsinclude many of the most prominent commercial and financial institutions engaged in business between Australia and the US.

Annual Benefit Dinners
Every year, the Association holds a Benefit Dinner to recognize important Australian-US business relations and to celebrate the scholars of its Education Fund. Proceeds from the Benefit Dinners go towards building the Education Fund and other programs of the Association.

Education Fund
The Education Fund is the leading Australian-US Fellowship program devoted to promoting intellectual exchange.
To date, over 100 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$4 million to pursue post-graduate studies in critical fields, from medical research to sustainability, at leading academic and research institutions in the US and Australia.

Social & Cultural Programs
The Social & Cultural Programs consists of a busycalendar of events
to promote American and Australian cultures to members and the community. Events include the G'Day USA Black Tie Gala, Annual Wine Tasting Dinner, Cultural Spotlight Series, Annual Corporate Golf Tournament, trivia nights, monthly receptions, gallery openings and film nights.
Dame Joan Sutherland Fund
The American Australian Association established the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund in 1998 for Australian aspiring artists; it was launched at the release of Dame Joan's book in New York APrima Donna's Progress.The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund provides small grants to aspiring Australian and American artists.

Australian Women in New York
Australian Women in New York (AWNY) is adynamic group of womenof all ages andbackgrounds, including professionals, new mums and ladies of leisure.AWNY hosts a diverse range of social events and activities, providing opportunities to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

Patrons Group
The generous supportof our Patrons enables us to continue our mission and build our programs, in particular the Education Fund. Patrons of the Association include Rupert Murdoch AC of News Corporation, Andrew Liveris of The Dow Chemical Company, Peter Lowy of Westfield Group and James McNerney of The Boeing Company.


Annual Reports

Our annual reports are available here

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