Yesterday, more than 1000 donors helped raise $3.6 million for students and research as the University held its 24-hour fundraising challenge, Pave the Way.
The total, $3,680,382, surpassed our inaugural 2014 campaign by more than $2.7 million.
"Philanthropy plays such a powerful role at the University. We are proud to have such a large community of supporters who believe in what we do, and want to help us grow and strengthen our programs," said Tim Dolan, Vice-Principal (Advancement), Division of Alumni and Development.
"Every gift, no matter how much, has an impact. Thank you to everyone who got involved with Pave the Way yesterday to support students facing physical, mental health and financial barriers and health research."
This year, the online and on-campus event was also supported by a number of major gifts, including $1 million from Mr Roger Massy-Greene and University Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson AM.
Their gift will establish scholarships to attract and support more science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates into the Master of Teaching and ultimately improve STEM teaching in disadvantaged schools.
Other generous donations included:
In addition, an anonymous alumnus of the University kindly agreed to match gifts dollar for dollar up to the value of $25,000.
"We were delighted to see people from all areas of the University get involved, with support from staff more than double that of last year and 44 percent of participation coming from our alumni," Mr Dolan said.
To find out more about the day and activities on campus, visit sydney.edu.au/pavetheway.
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