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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.

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