10 questions with… Anne Peedom

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As Manager of Planned Giving from the Office of Advancement, Anne Peedom, has an important and delicate role assisting supporters who want to leave a gift to the University by bequest. But did you know her hidden talent is actually handstands? Read on for this and more revelations.

(1) In a nutshell, my job is to …
Be the ‘go-to’ person for those supporters who want to leave a gift by bequest to the University in their Will – assisting them in their liaison with their legal advisor and if they would like to, arrange meetings with the academics connected with their area of interest.

(2) The question I hear most often in my work is …
Coming for coffee?

(3) The thing I find most rewarding in my role is …
The close relationship I have with our bequestors.

(4) This year …
I’m taking half of my long service leave and going to New York.

(5) The bravest thing I’ve done is …
Become a parent.

(6) A place that’s special to me is …
The NSW South Coast.

(7) My mother/father always told me …
Mother: “It takes all sorts to make the world go ‘round.”
Father: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.”

(8) My guilty pleasure is …
Gelato! Preferably from Messina.

(9) I’m scared of …
Heights.

(10) My hidden talent is …
Handstands.


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