Student Fundraising at Sydney
The Sydney Development Fund introduced student-to-student fundraising in 2010 to foster a culture of philanthropy among the student body.
Student fundraising aims to develop a habit of giving amongst students and educate them about the importance of supporting University philanthropy before they become alumni.
The act of giving is more significant than the amount of money raised through student fundraising. By making a nominal donation, whether $2 or $20, students make a statement about their belief in the value and importance of the University and its work. The introduction of various University-focused causes, including the Science Outreach Program, Compass or Sydney Nursing School’s Community Healthcare Initiatives, helps students to learn firsthand about the importance of contributing to the University.
By partnering with student societies and Alumni Relations, student fundraising encompasses more than raising money; we are strengthening ties across the University community, while establishing a foundation for a lifelong relationship with alumni and donors.
The Student Alumni Association, a joint initiative of the Development Office and Alumni Relations, works to organise and improve student fundraising. Led by a committee of active, committed and creative students, the SAA is elevating student fundraising to a new level of success.
2012 Student Fundraising Results
Cuddle for a Cause - the SAA raise funds for the BMRI's youth mental health program
On Tuesday 13 March the Student Alumni Association produced its first fundraising activity for 2012, with fantastic results. Raising funds for the Brain & Mind Research Institute’s youth mental health programs, 113 students made a gift to support the cause, raising a total of $540.80!
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2011 Student Fundraising Results
In 2011, the Sydney Development Fund has been able to work with three fantastic student groups on their fundraising activity:
SciSoc (The Science Society) chose to fundraise for an area of high priority within their faculty - the Science Outreach program.
They achieved 56 donors, with $188.80 raised.
SULS (the Sydney University Law Society) concentrated their fundraising efforts on the University's partnership with AIME.
The SULS team were able to achieve 119 donors with $843.20 raised.
The SAA (Student Alumni Association) chose to fundraise for the Birthing Kits Appeal which was organised in conjunction with the Nursing Alumni Relations Officer to raise awareness of the School’s new Community Healthcare Initiatives and raise money for birthing kits, which volunteers will assemble in December.
The SAA were able to achieve the best results of our student fundraising efforts yet - reaching 188 donors, with a total of $996.10 raised.
For more information about student fundraising activities and results, read the 2011 Student Fundraising Report.