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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.
The Corporate Program features events such as the Annual Business Awards Luncheon, business and legislative forums, and seminars with prominent guest speakers. Corporate memberships include 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. Fellowships support Australians and Americans pursuing advanced degrees and research. To date, more than 90 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$2.5 million. Social & Cultural Program
The Social & Cultural Program consists of a busy social calendar of events to promote American and Australian cultures to members and the community. Events include the Australia Day Black Tie Gala, Spring Party at the Rainbow Room, Annual Corporate Golf Tournament, monthly receptions, gallery openings and film nights. Patrons Group
The generous support of 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.
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