The Edith & Joy London Foundation
Through the foresight and generosity of Joy London (a south coast farmer), the Edith and Joy London Foundation was established as a field station for the Australian National University (ANU) at Kioloa, on the south coast of NSW. The 348 hectare historic rural property was given to the ANU by Joy London,
in memory of her mother, Edith, and is governed by a Deed of Gift which seeks to 'preserve the property in its present and natural state, in perpetuity'.
At the time of this large philanthropic gift, the ANU did not have an Office of Alumni Relations and Philanthropy. In 2012 the gift of the property was formally recognised as a Foundation, with thanks to the members of The Kioloa Advisory Board, Joan Uhr (previous Director of Alumni Relations and Philanthropy),
Dr. Colin Taylor (current Director of Alumni Relations and Philanthropy), Adm. (Ret.) Chris Barrie (Chair of The Edith & Joy Foundation board).
A high level Foundation Board has been establised, with its purpose to raise the profile of the Kioloa Coastal Campus, as well as ensure that the Deed of Gift under which the property was bequeathed retains its significance for the future. The Board will also play a major role in fund-raising to grow
the Joy London Endowment.