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INSPIRED philanthropic campaign

A billion reasons to be thankful

Thanks to our supporters, INSPIRED is Australia's first university philanthropic campaign to raise $1 billion. 

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 truly 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

Behind every gift is a personal story. Discover what has inspired our donors to change the world and what is being made possible.


Facts & figures

INSPIRED in numbers

  • $1 billion raised in total
  • 64,424 donors have shown their support
  • 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