Last night’s Academic Awards evening was a wonderful finish to the College academic year.
We were deeply humbled by the generosity of our alumna, Susan Alberti AO (nèe Jenkings). Susan shared her quite astonishing and inspirational life journey and unexpectedly announced her pledge of $100,000 to Siena College for the upcoming Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign, which will be launched in Term 1, aims to raise funds to enhance the construction of our new student centre of excellence, the St Catherine Centre.
Susan Alberti AO (nèe Jenkings) – Class of 1964
Susan Alberti AO (nèe Jenkings), Class of 1964, is a Siena College Alumna. Susan is a philanthropist and businesswoman who has dedicated her life to helping raise money for medical research, supporting healthy, active lifestyles, through her work at the Western Bulldogs and developing better infrastructure for Melbourne’s west.
Susan chairs the Susan Alberti Medical Research Foundation, which is dedicated to funding medical research in Australia. She is also Chair of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research Foundation and is Director on the SVI Board. She is Vice President of her beloved Western Bulldogs, a Director of Western Health Foundation and Victoria University Foundation. She was National President of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a position she held for twenty-three years.
In 2006, Susan was awarded an honorary doctorate: Doctor of Laws honoris causa of Monash University. In 2007, Susan was awarded an Order of Australia (AO).
I wish you all the deep peace of the Son of God. May the blessings and joy of this Christmas season be with you and your family now and throughout the year ahead.