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Impact of giving

Giving today. Changing tomorrow.
During the University's INSPIRED campaign, more than 64,000 people donated $1 billion. The campaign was the largest philanthropic effort in Australian history.

The INSPIRED campaign was motivated by a desire to drive innovation, advance knowledge, pursue discoveries and leave an indelible mark on the wider world - a vision that reflects the mission of the University and our donors.

The billion-dollar milestone has been a transformative achievement. It allows us to undertake research and build initiatives that are changing lives and making a difference in our communities.

Since the campaign began in 2008, thanks to donor support we have:

  • received support from more than 64,000 donors from across all seven continents, including a gift from Antarctica
  • created more than 2000 scholarships
  • developed more than 10 state-of-the-art buildings
  • established more than 35 academic chairs and
  • directed more than $368 million towards life-changing medical research. 

To our community of donors, we express our heartfelt thanks.

Stories of giving

Read about how our donors are changing the world.


How to donate

When you make a donation to the University, you can choose to support students through scholarships or bursaries:

If you'd like to give online, you can make a one-off online donation and simply select your preferred option.

Otherwise, you can leave a bequest in your will, make a one-off or regular donation, or donate in honour or memory of someone

Contact us and we can work with you to find the best fit for your donation, for example supporting a scholarship in an area of study that you're passionate about.

 

Facts & figures

The impact of giving

  • 2000 student scholarships
  • 64,424 donors have shown their support
  • Support from 7 continents including a gift from Antarctica
Thank you to all of our donors for their incredible generosity. Your support makes it possible for the University to continue to have a positive impact on society and inspire future generations.
Dr Michael Spence AC (BA ’85 LLB ’87) Vice-Chancellor and Principal