In 1972, George Alexander established an independent philanthropic foundation in his name as a way of sharing his wealth and giving back to the community.
George Alexander firmly believed in planting seeds in the hope they would grow and flourish. Today, the George Alexander Foundation (GAF) works with partners, like the University of Wollongong, to offer scholarships and other educational opportunities that assist talented students in fulfilling their potential.
In July, five UOW students from rural and regional areas were the most recent, of some 800 scholars and their families from across Australia, to benefit from his legacy.
The partnership between UOW and GAF began in 2017 and has awarded 10 students to date.
Just as George’s life changed with the opportunity of education, so have the lives of each scholar.