Our donors create endless potential for our students, researchers and academics. That’s a community of more than 53,000 donors inspired to make lives better.
Our donors are game changers. They enable us to forge ahead with world-leading teaching and research, provide students with support to pursue their educational dreams, update and build state-of-the-art facilities, and integrate Indigenous perspectives in all we do. Donors are the cornerstones of the University. They transform lives and allow us to imagine more.
By realising the vision of our donors, we make a stronger impact.
On 2 June 2015 INSPIRED reached $500 million. We sent this video to our donor community of more than 40,000 alumni and friends to thank them for their support. We have now raised more than $600 million since the campaign began in 2008.
Thank you to our donors for helping us reach new heights. Donor support has seen us advance the fight against chronic disease, establish multidisciplinary centres, tackle pressing issues in Indigenous health and provide countless scholarships to students in need. Thank you for making this, and much more, possible.
Our donors are central to bringing life to new ideas.
Our donor societies recognise the ongoing generosity of our supporters and honour their loyalty, commitment and vision.
The society celebrates the remarkable contribution of philanthropy to the University, and recognises donors who change the lives of others through substantial giving.
Donor Relations Specialist
T +61 2 8627 8811
Learn more about remembering the University in your will (PDF | 452KB).
Read the latest Challis Bequest Society newsletter.
Senior Development Officer (Planned Giving)
T +61 2 8627 8492
The 1850 Society, named in honour of the University’s year of establishment, embodies the ideals that make our University great and supports our vision for the future of Australia and the wider world.
Members of the 1850 Society support the University by making annual gifts. They have committed to the continuing success of the University and their ongoing support allows us to plan for the future.
T +61 2 8627 8816
A new future possible for bowel cancer research
A $15 million bequest from a modest resident of Wellington, NSW will provide a huge boon for the University's research into the state’s second most common cancer.